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  • March 23- The former chief executive of TierOne Bank, a publicly traded Nebraska lender that failed in June 2010, was sentenced on Wednesday to 11 years in prison for fraudulently concealing loan and real estate losses during and after the financial crisis. District Judge John Gerrard in Lincoln, Nebraska to pay a $1.2 million fine, the U.S. Department of Justice...

  • "The SEC is certainly not responsible for patching that hole in our campaign finance system, but you can help prevent that hole from being ripped any wider," Schumer said. Budget legislation passed by the Republican-majority Congress at the end of 2015 blocked the SEC from creating a rule on political spending. Peirce, a Republican who is a senior fellow at the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- The director of the Google self-driving car project and auto industry executives will testify before Congress next week on efforts to develop safe and effective autonomous cars. Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, said on Tuesday that Chris Urmson, director of self-driving cars at...

  • Senior couple retirement

    Bankrate examined a number of measures to determine its latest ranking of the best and worst states for retirees.

  • Feb 24- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will host its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum at the end of this week, where one of the most popular topics is the expectations for the upcoming U.S. corn and soybean crops. Absent from the agenda, however, is a summer weather outlook specific to the United States. It is too early to say with certainty what the summer weather...

  • Feb 23- Johnson& Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company's talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades. In a verdict announced late Monday night, jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis awarded the family of Jacqueline...

  • Feb 23- Johnson& Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company's talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades. In a verdict announced late Monday night, jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis awarded the family of Jacqueline...

  • A South Dakota town up for sale

    The small 'ghost town' town of Swett is listed at $250K.

  • A new winter storm was plowing toward the Plains and the Great Lakes, threatening to pile as much as a foot of new snow Monday.

  • The town of Swett, South Dakota, is once again for sale, and this time at a reduced price of $250,000. Swett is home to about 6 acres of land, an empty house reputed to be haunted and a closed bar.

    A small South Dakota town is up for sale and going for a cheap price, reports The Rapid City Journal.

  • Mount Rushmore, North Dakota.

    October may bring a partial government shutdown, which could hit the more than 400 U.S. parks and sites that draw millions each year.

  • Top States 2015: South Dakota

    The Mount Rushmore State carves its niche with friendly regulations and low costs. But technology and innovation are rocky.

  • South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard

    Low taxes is one of four reasons South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard claims the Mount Rushmore state is a top destination for business.

  • A storm is moving towards the Northeast, with destructive wind gusts stretching a threat from New England to Ohio, NBC News reports.

  • Moving van

    A CNBC analysis shows that many states with the highest per capita in taxes are also seeing the most net migration to lower-tax states.

  • That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, will likely be used to regulate how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast do business with content providers like Google, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service...

  • Opening day with Brokaw

    NBC's Tom Brokaw, discusses the big business of hunting season in the U.S. Programming note: "Opening Day with Tom Brokaw" airs on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. ET on NBC Sports.

  • Placards during demonstration for higher wages in Chicago.

    Voters in five states approved ballot measures calling for raises in their states' minimum wages, adding to the federal debate.

  • States are collaborating to create hubs of excellence in a myriad of industries—from food to water tech—to develop homegrown business.

  • Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez.

    The rise and fall of states on CNBC's Top States for Business ranking is a reflection of economic trends. The biggest Cinderella story: Nevada.