A Texas petroleum drilling company announced Tuesday it has made a large-scale oil discovery of 6 billion barrels off Alaska's North Slope.
The U.S. government will announce that it will allow more research into marijuana but will reject requests to loosen the drug's classification.
From states with sluggish economies to the worst education systems, find out what sets these locales back to make them the bottom 10.
CNBC reveals the priciest places to live in its annual Top States for Business ranking, based on the cost of housing and other essentials.
The Last Frontier is finding its way through an oil-induced fiscal crisis. Quality of life is strong if you don’t mind extremes.
Former senator Judd Gregg warns that Puerto Rico is on the verge of "economic cardiac arrest" and urges the Senate to pass debt bill PROMESA.
Record temperatures, drought, rain and La Nina: NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has been issuing outlooks for what lies ahead this summer.
A powerful magnitude 6.7 aftershock rattled Ecuador; Iraq releases video showing coalition aircraft bombing various ISIS targets; dramatic video of the rescue of a man trapped in a burning SUV has been released by police in Alaska, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.
The crash in oil prices has brought a major economic hangover to states that are big energy producers.
CNBC's Scott Cohn looks at Alaska's budget problems and the possibility of cutting the oil dividend payouts for residents.
The Trans-Alaska pipeline system is about to enter its 40th year in operation. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports falling oil prices have created engineering challenges for the system as it pumps about a quarter of its capacity.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from Juneau, Alaska about the state's dependency on the oil industry and how low prices could affect the budget.
Weaning Alaska off oil revenues won't be a straight shot. And the pain won't be uniform.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on how Alaska's Trans-Alaska Pipeline System presents economic and engineering challenges for the Last Frontier.
Even after the recent recovery pushing prices to just over $40 per barrel, producing oil in Alaska is solidly a money-losing proposition.
As more and more states legalize marijuana, banks are caught between serving pot businesses and federal law.
Some states are better than others at giving their residents returns on their tax dollars. WalletHub.com takes a look
The airline's founder says there was nothing he could do to stop the $4 billion sale to Alaksa Air.
A volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupted Sunday afternoon, according to the US Geological Survey.
Lower snowpack levels could reduce flood risk, but heavy rains are still inundating some areas, according to NOAA.