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  • PHOENIX— A former Arizona lawmaker known as the driving force behind most of the state's toughest immigration laws is moving to challenge the university system for temporarily allowing young immigrants protected from deportation to keep paying lower-cost in-state tuition. The court decision last month sets Arizona apart from other states that are...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- The U.S. economy is healthy enough for the Fed to raise rates and begin winding down its massive bond portfolio, though low inflation and a low neutral rate may leave the central bank with diminished leeway, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. In what may be one of her last appearances before Congress, Yellen depicted an economy that, while...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- The U.S. economy is healthy enough for the Fed to proceed with plans to raise rates and begin winding down its massive bond portfolio, though low inflation and a low neutral rate may leave the central bank with diminished leeway, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. In what may be one of her last appearances before Congress, Yellen depicted...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- The U.S. economy is healthy enough for the Fed to move forward with plans to raise rates and begin winding down its massive bond portfolio, though low inflation and a low neutral rate may leave the central bank with diminished leeway, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. In what may be one of her last appearances before Congress, Yellen...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- The United States is healthy enough to absorb further gradual rate increases and the slow wind down of the massive bond portfolio accumulated by the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in prepared testimony to be delivered to Congress Wednesday morning. In what may be one of her last appearances on...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, July 12- When Volkswagen boss Matthias Mueller vowed to reform the carmaker after its emissions scandal, decentralising power from its Wolfsburg headquarters in Germany was a top priority. That commitment is now being put to the test in one of the company's most important international projects: building a low-cost car for India.

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump White House picked the worst possible time to criticize a package of new Russia sanctions that is heading toward almost certain and overwhelming approval by Congress. Bob Corker, R- Tenn., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, answered when asked what role the White House played in developing the legislation. The upshot is that Trump,...

  • PORT DICKSON, Malaysia— Malaysian authorities have raided a construction site and detained 77 foreigners as part of a fresh crackdown on illegal immigration. Immigration officials say more than 3,000 foreigners and 63 employers who hired workers illegally have been detained since a sweep began July 1 targeting the workforce of foreigners who come to...

  • Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam shaking hands with a student at the Cleveland State Community College graduation May 6, 2017.

    Tennessee now offers all citizens the chance to earn a free postsecondary degree or certificate.

  • An employee puts a low price dollar sign together at a Walmart store.

    You'll be surprised at the most affordable places to live in the U.S., thanks to low food prices, great home values and low utility costs.

  • Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    These are the 10 worst states in the US for quality of life, including crime, health, social tolerance and the environment.

  • Top states for business

    In its 11th annual ranking, CNBC unveils the top 10 states for business in America in 2017. Can you guess the state that leads the league?

  • A rendering of the upcoming Facebook data center in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Tax deals for companies like Apple, Facebook and Amazon can cost millions per job. A new accounting rule will put sunlight on these deals.

  • GE employees try to spark kids' interest in science, tehnology, engineering and math at the GE Asheville career day event at Asheville–Buncombe Tech Community College in North Carolina

    Community college is the best bet America has to create skilled jobs in every state and avoid long-term unemployment.

  • These are the five cheapest states to live in 2017

    It doesn't cost an arm and a leg to live in these five states.

  • Job seekers job fair

    US unemployment has fallen to levels not seen since the turn of the millennium. See which states are adding jobs and growing their economy.

  • Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, second from left, and GE chairman and former CEO Jeff Immelt, at podium, break ground for new GE headquarters. May 8, 2017

    Massachusetts had the most impressive jump, while Wyoming suffered the biggest drop, in the 2017 CNBC Top States for Business ranking.

  • New York and other states are offering to pay the tuition for in-state colleges and universities. Some critics are worried about the trend.

  • Construction workers pour concrete as part of a bridge expansion project in California.

    These 10 states have the best infrastructure in America, from roads and bridges to railways, ports, airports and utilities.

  • NEW YORK, July 11- U.S. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Harker said if inflation did not move toward the Fed's 2 percent target, then that would be a reason to hold off raising rates. Jim Vogel, interest rates strategist, at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee, said those comments sounded like both officials were leaning toward a pause in the...