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  • NEW YORK— Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to shift the mindset of corporate America from "quarterly capitalism" to a more long-term approach to the economy and plans to unveil proposals to hike capital gains taxes, review executive compensation rules and warn that shareholder activism can sometimes go too far. Her speech at New York University's Stern School of...

  • CAMBRIDGE, N.Y.— In the midst of quiet lives of prayer, a handful of nuns have sliced out a niche as bakers of high-end cheesecakes, so rich and creamy in flavors of chocolate, amaretto and key lime that they seem downright sinful. In fact, money from the sales help the sisters of New Skete sustain their small monastery in upstate New York. Though the sisters' mastery of...

  • House passes anti-GMO labeling law Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 7:13 PM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building

    The House of Representatives passed an anti-GMO labeling law, a win for food and agricultural companies.

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. House passes anti-GMO labeling law Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 2:15 PM ET

    July 23- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a hotly debated measure that blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont. It is an attack on transparency,' said Representative John Conyers Jr., a Democrat, in floor debate.

  • House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 2:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday. So far, Vermont is the only state set to require the labels. Maine and Connecticut have also passed laws requiring the labeling, but those measures don't take effect unless neighboring states...

  • July 23- The U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote Thursday on a hotly debated measure that would block mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont. It sailed through the House Agriculture Committee last week. It is an attack on transparency,' said...

  • U.S. House set to vote on anti-GMO labeling law Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:59 AM ET

    July 23- The U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote Thursday on a hotly debated measure that would block mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont. It sailed through the House Agriculture Committee last week. The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which...

  • WASHINGTON— States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering. So far, Vermont is the only state set to require the labels. "The reality is, biotechnology has time and time again proved safe," the bill's sponsor, Kansas Republican Rep.

  • Bernie Sanders is pressing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton to support a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour as he pushes legislation to boost pay. His bill would phase in increases in the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. While it's unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Congress, it puts pressure on Clinton to support...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Presidential contender Hillary Clinton's proposed plan to overhaul capital gains taxes aims to foster long-term growth by taxing some short-term investments at higher rates, an aide for her campaign said on Monday. Under her proposal, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the rate for the shortest-held investments "would be no lower...

  • Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla of Puerto Rico dropped a bombshell on debt holders a week ago by saying he wanted to restructure debt and postpone bond payments. He urged changes to U.S. bankruptcy laws that currently exclude Puerto Rico. Like U.S. states, Puerto Rico cannot file for bankruptcy protection.

  • The 10 worst states for business in America in '15 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    n abandoned, graffiti-covered home stands adjacent to occupied properties in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana.

    From states with sluggish economies to the worst education systems, find out what set these locales back to make them the bottom 10.

  • America's most expensive states to live in 2015 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Hawaii

    The 10 costliest states to live in may surprise you. These places put hefty price tags on real estate, utility bills, gas and food prices.

  • 42. Vermont Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:20 PM ET
    Top States: Vermont

    Quality of life is lush in the Green Mountain State. Education is strong, but business capital is not following a trail there.

  • Tired of high state taxes? Maybe it's time to move Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    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.

  • Bernie's long odds vs. Hillary: NBC-WSJ poll Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders greets guests at Drake University on June 12, 2015.

    Seventy-five percent of national Democratic primary voters polled say Hillary Clinton is their first choice vs. 15 percent for Bernie Sanders.

  • *United Tech falls as it looks to exit helicopter business. June 15- Stocks fell on Wall Street on Monday as investors fretted over the consequences of a possible debt default by Greece, but talk of multi-billion dollar healthcare deals buoyed shares in the sector, cutting into the market's loss. After Sunday's breakdown of the cash-for-reform talks between...

  • Prison breaks by the numbers Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Prison breaks by the numbers

    CNBC's Eric Chemi looks at how often prison breaks actually happen.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Wall Street rose modestly on optimism an agreement over Greek debt was drawing closer and as data pointed to renewed life in the U.S. economy, while German debt yields climbed after comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Greece's international creditors signaled on Wednesday they were ready to compromise to avert a...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- The euro rose on Thursday as Greece fought to reach an agreement with its lenders to avoid an imminent default, but mixed signals on the state of the negotiations kept other markets little changed. Creditors said progress in talks with Greece was too slow and a deal was still out of reach, a euro zone official told Reuters. I'm looking for an...