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  • Marchers carry a rainbow flag in the LA Pride Parade on June 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif.

    LGBT businesses in California may get the same consideration for contracts now given to minorities and women.

  • New California law promotes LGBT business

    A first-in-the-nation law passed by the Calif. legislature and awaiting Gov. Brown's signature would allow LGBT businesses qualify for special consideration for work with state regulated utilities. Beyond Curious CEO Nikki Barua, Justin Nelson of the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and AT&T California Pres. Ken McNeeley explain what it means.

  • Neel Kashkari

    Neel Kashkari—GOP candidate for governor of California—delivered on CNBC a scathing critique of President Barack Obama and Democratic policies in D.C.

  • Moody's upgraded its rating on California's general obligation debt, citing the state's improving financial position and employment growth.

  • Google's driverless car.

    Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and California Gov. Jerry Brown (L) shake hands after signing a pact to strengthen economic and research ties between California and Israel at the Computer History Museum on March 5, 2014 in Mountain View, Calif.

    A deal made with Israel could help alleviate California's serious drought problem.

  • The Almaden Reservoir in San Jose, Calif., on Jan. 28, 2014.

    Drought-stricken California farmers are expected to idle 500,000 acres of cropland in a record production loss that could cost billions.

  • Neel Kashkari

    A former investment banker who ran TARP said he will challenge California Governor Jerry Brown for the state's top job in 2014.

  • California Gov. Jerry Brown

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a first-of-its-kind law to criminalize revenge porn, the distribution of explicit photos to humiliate others.

  • Elon Musk, billionaire and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

    Tesla Motors is working to produce a car capable of running on "auto-pilot" within the next three years, CEO Elon Musk said.

  • Twenty-two U.S. governors make over $140,500 a year, and they've been investing in some impressive digs. Click ahead to take a peek at the homes of some top-paid governors.

  • Los Angeles freeway traffic.

    If we are going to have Top States, we have to have Bottom States. Find out which states bottomed out for business.

  • Texas, which has never finished below No. 2 in CNBC's Top States for Business, drops from first to second in 2013.

  • Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, New York City.

    The New York City Council on Wednesday passed sweeping legislation to prevent employers from discriminating against out-of-work job seekers.

  • Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.

  • Jerry Brown, Governor of California

    Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a state spending plan that eliminates the deficit and provides $6.3 billion more in spending than the previous year.

  • Taxes Don’t Drive Out the California Rich: Study

    The wealthier the Californian, a study of tax data says, the less likely he or she is to move to avoid taxes aimed at the rich.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- A handful of individual super-donors, business groups and unions have poured more than $350 million into California ballot initiatives ahead of the Nov. 6 election, underscoring the extent to which the state's system of ``direct democracy'' has morphed into a big-money battleground.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- A handful of individual super-donors, business groups and unions have poured more than $350 million into California ballot initiatives ahead of the Nov. 6 election, underscoring the extent to which the state's system of ``direct democracy'' has morphed into a big-money battleground.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 26- Pension changes recently endorsed by the Los Angeles city council don't go far enough for former Mayor Richard Riordan, who aims to put more aggressive fixes on the city's May 2013 ballot.