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  • 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.

  • 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?

  • An 81- year-old man from Hialeah, Florida, near Miami is the 12th person known to have died in the U.S. due to malfunctioning Takata air bag inflators. —May 27, 2009: Ashley Parham, 18, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, 2001 Honda Accord. —July 27, 2014: Law Suk Leh of Sibu, Malaysia, 2003 Honda City.

  • Middle-income families— those making between $50,000 and $75,000 a year— would lose an average of $150 when the tax cuts and benefit cuts are combined. Some conservatives think the bill is too generous to the poor, creating a stalemate that has Republican Senate leaders scrambling to find a compromise. "What drives the story is repealing high-income surtaxes...

  • WASHINGTON— The nation's top law enforcement agency will continue operating out of its deteriorating downtown Washington headquarters for the foreseeable future after the federal government announced Tuesday it had scrapped a decade-long plan to look for a new building in Maryland or Virginia. "The cancellation of the project does not lessen the need for...

  • Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, speaks during a Microsoft launch event to introduce the new Microsoft Surface laptop and Windows 10 S operating system, May 2, 2017 in New York City.

    The company’s so-called Rural Airband Initiative is an attempt to partner with local providers to boost wireless internet.

  • Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves. Microsoft plans to partner with rural telecommunications providers in 12 states stretching from Washington to Maine to get about 2 million rural Americans connected to...

  • Construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline, part of the Keystone XL pipeline, in Prague, Okla.

    Energy CEOs are warning if FERC is not functional by August break, the private investment dollars for these projects might be gone.

  • July 10- Canadian cable company Cogeco Communications Inc said on Monday its Atlantic Broadband unit would buy MetroCast's assets for about $1.4 billion, expanding its presence in the United States. In April, U.S. cable mogul John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp said it would acquire Alaska- based cable provider General Communication Inc while...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Dominion Energy announced Monday it is partnering with a Danish energy company to build two wind turbines off the Virginia coast, an effort years in the making that the utility said could lead to the development of a much larger wind farm. DONG Energy will immediately begin design and engineering work on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project,...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Authorities say an Amtrak train hit a car crossing railroad tracks in Virginia, killing a 24- year-old man. Richmond Police said in a statement Monday that Clayon Roper Jr. of Henrico was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Sunday evening. Police say Roper was driving in the city's south side when the railroad's warning system activated its...

  • July 10- Canadian cable company Cogeco Communications Inc said on Monday its subsidiary Atlantic Broadband would buy MetroCast's assets for about $1.4 billion, to expand its presence in the United States. MetroCast's network covers areas such as New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Morgan, Lewis& Bockius LLP was Harron Communications'...

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Technology shares surrendered their leadership in the U.S. stock market over the past month, but the fast-growing group may soon resume its outperformance and maneuver back into pole position. "Technology has taken a rest, but its going to heat up again, and I see tech returning to favor the second half of the year," said portfolio manager J. Bryant...

  • The keel of the nation's 20th Virginia-class attack submarine named for Oregon has been laid at the manufacturing plant for General Dynamics' Electric Boat. Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut, and Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia have an agreement to build two attack submarines annually. The future USS Oregon is expected to cost about $2.7 billion and...

  • WICHITA, Kan.— U.S. authorities are investigating two suspected identity thieves found with a box filled with hundreds of Dollar Tree job applications apparently obtained by going through trash containers in Wichita, a search warrant shows. Dollar Tree, a discount store chain based in based in Chesapeake, Virginia, has 10 stores in Wichita.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The keel of the nation's 20th Virginia-class attack submarine named for Oregon is being laid at the manufacturing plant for General Dynamics' Electric Boat. The future USS Oregon is expected to cost about $2.7 billion and be delivered to the Navy in November 2019. Joe Courtney, a Connecticut Democrat.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Technology shares surrendered their leadership in the U.S. stock market over the past month, but the fast-growing group may soon resume its outperformance and maneuver back into pole position. "Technology has taken a rest, but its going to heat up again, and I see tech returning to favor the second half of the year," said portfolio manager J. Bryant...

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Technology shares surrendered their leadership in the U.S. stock market over the past month, but the fast-growing group may soon resume its outperformance and maneuver back into pole position. "Technology has taken a rest, but its going to heat up again, and I see tech returning to favor the second half of the year," said portfolio manager J. Bryant...

  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)

    Wounded U.S. Representative Steve Scalise has undergone surgery to treat an infection.

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- More than one-third of U.S. states on Thursday sued the U.S. Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos over the recent suspension of rules that would have swiftly canceled the student-loan debt of people defrauded by Corinthian Colleges Inc and other for-profit schools. Massachusetts, 17 other states and the District of Columbia said...