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  • Last week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of coal state Kentucky urged governors and state officials to "think twice" before submitting state plans to the EPA, joining a wider "just say no" campaign led by some lawmakers and industry groups advocating for states to ignore the power plant proposal. "The EPA is going to regulate.

  • Where you pay the highest and lowest property taxes Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:37 PM ET
    Homes in Connecticut

    Check out where the highest and lowest property tax rates are in America. NBC News reports.

  • March 8- Firefighters on Sunday were still working to extinguish the last of a series of fires that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, a local official said. Nobody was injured in the fiery Thursday wreck, in which 21 cars of a 105- car BNSF train that originated in North Dakota...

  • March 7- Firefighters were still working on Saturday to extinguish several blazes that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area of northwestern Illinois, a local official said. Nobody was injured in Thursday's fiery wreck, in which 21 cars of a 105- car train that originated in North Dakota derailed on the...

  • March 5- A California jury on Thursday ordered Johnson& Johnson's Ethicon Inc unit to pay $5.7 million in the first trial over injuries blamed on the TVT Abbrevo, one of numerous transvaginal mesh products that are the subject of thousands of lawsuits. Following more than three days of deliberations in Kern County, California, jurors found Ethicon liable for...

  • The 2 industries fighting over your electric bill Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    Solar panel instalation

    Some utilities are pushing back against the growing number of customers who use solar technology to generate their own electricity.

  • Oil shipping: rail versus pipeline? Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    Oil pipelines safer than trains?

    Monday's derailment of a CSX train has reignited the debate about the cheapest and safest way to move oil across the country.

  • Oil train derails in W. Va., sparks blast, fires Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    A train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday sparking a house fire and threatening the water supply.

  • New GOP Congress, new Keystone pipeline bill Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    A weld shack is moved toward a pipe joint during construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma.

    Newly empowered Republicans are wasting no time in their agenda, with a push to revive the Keystone XL Pipeline bill.

  • What this election means for the sweep of history Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Voters wait in line to enter a polling place at the Jamestown Town Hall before the poll opens Nov. 4, 2014, in Jamestown, North Carolina.

    Voters go to the polls for midterm congressional elections Tuesday, but just 10 states will decide the most important result.

  • Manufacturing in Ohio seeing slow, steady growth Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 5:42 PM ET

    While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state's economy, its fortunes still rise and fall with the health of the state's industries.

  • America’s cheapest states to live in 2014 Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    Value-conscious consumers are always on the prowl for bargains. Here's a look at the states that offer the lowest cost of living.

  • The 5 worst states for business in the US Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    States have rebounded strongly from the recession, but some long-time laggards still can't create a business-friendly environment.

  • 48. West Virginia Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    The cost of living here is among the lowest in the country, but is it worth plowing through the Mountain State’s rugged business rules?

  • Deadly side effect to fracking boom Monday, 5 May 2014 | 4:16 PM ET
    In this photo made on Saturday, March 1, 2014, William Saum stands near his front porch in Clarksburg, W. Va. In March of 2013, a truck carrying drilling water overturned onto a car carrying his wife and two young sons. Both children, 7-year-old Nicholas Mazzei-Saum and 8-year-old Alexander, were killed.

    Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads.

  • Dems to Obama: Get off the dime on Keystone! Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.

  • GM under mounting pressure to pay crash victims Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 7:24 AM ET
    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.

    General Motors is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles.

  • Google sets roadblocks to stop anti-Glass measures Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 11:06 AM ET
    File photo: Google Glass

    Google is lobbying officials in at least three states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass.

  • West Virginia water safe? Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    West Virginia water safe?

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports why the water crisis in West Virginia is far from over.

  • Firm tied to W Va. chemical spill seeks bankruptcy Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    Workers walk behind the fence at the Freedom Industries building in Charleston, West Virginia on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

    Freedom Industries filled for bankruptcy on Friday, eight days after a leak from one of it's storage tanks contaminated drinking water in W. Virginia.