CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.
CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.
An early peek this week at how the euro zone economy performed in April could cement the case for the next installment in monetary easing by the world's major central banks.
One of China's largest private companies is quietly rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.
Toyota Motor has settled a wrongful death lawsuit that was to go to court next month and serve as a test case for hundreds of others involving sudden acceleration.
CNBC's John Harwood reports members of both parties are coming up with their strategies on the debt ceiling; and Gov. Gary Herbert, (R-UT), explains how uncertainty over the debt ceiling is affecting Utah's efforts to balance the budget.
WASHINGTON, Nov 2- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and a small increase in the jobless rate was due to more workers restarting their job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has been a drag on President Barack Obama's re-election bid. Employers added 171,000 people to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov 2- The U.S. ``Unemployment is, and should be, a central focus of monetary policy right now,'' San Francisco Fed President John Williams told a group of community leaders here. ``We have substantial scope to use monetary policy to stimulate the economy without creating too much upward pressure on prices.''.
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov 2- The U.S. ``Unemployment is, and should be, a central focus of monetary policy right now,'' San Francisco Fed President John Williams said in remarks prepared for delivery to a group of community leaders here. ``We have substantial scope to use monetary policy to stimulate the economy without creating too much upward pressure on prices.''.
*Profit ex-items $2.55/ share, misses $2.83 analysts' view. Increasing output from the wellhead is a struggle for many big oil companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell.
DALLAS-- 7- Eleven Inc. said Friday it completed the acquisition of Tetco Inc., which runs 163 convenience stores in Texas and Utah.
WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.
*Buys private oil company with assets in Utah's Uinta Basin. CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 1- Crescent Point Energy Corp, Canada's No. 4 independent oil-exploration company, said on Thursday it will buy privately held oil and gas producer Ute Energy Upstream Holdings LLC for $784 million in cash to gain oil production in the Uinta basin in northern Utah.
Oct 31- Nu Skin Enterprises Inc raised its full-year forecast for the sixth time this year, encouraged by strong demand for its new anti-ageing and body spa products under the ageLOC brand. Nu Skin shares rose 11 percent to $46.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning.
Oct 31- Nu Skin Enterprises Inc's quarterly results handily beat Wall Street expectations on strong performance of its anti-ageing and nutritional supplement businesses in China, prompting the company to raise its full-year forecast for the sixth time.
Oct 29- Hurricane Sandy will close U.S. stock markets for a second day on Tuesday, as Wall Street turned its attention to whether markets would be able to resume functioning on the month's final trading day on Wednesday. NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq OMX Group, the largest two U.S. exchange operators, said they intend to reopen Wednesday, conditions permitting.
*Equity markets execs, regulators agree to close on Tuesday. Oct 29- Hurricane Sandy will close U.S. stock markets for a second straight day on Tuesday, as Wall Street turned its attention to whether markets would be able to resume functioning on the month's final trading day.
Oct 29- Hurricane Sandy brought wind and rain to the streets of New York City on Monday, but on Wall Street, it also brought a day of eerie, almost unsettling calm. Steve Gerbel, who runs hedge fund Chicago Capital Management, said that, when he called a Goldman trading desk on Monday, he got to talk to employees from its Salt Lake City office for the first time.
Oct 26- Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests and another $2,500 for the general election.
RAPID CITY, S.D.-- A Texas- based pipe maker has started construction on a manufacturing plant in Rapid City, South Dakota. WL Plastics Director Mike Dahl says the South Dakota plant will help supply North Dakota's oil industry. WL Plastics also has facilities in Texas, Kentucky, Utah, Wyoming and the Canadian province of Alberta, Canada.