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  • WASHINGTON, July 19- Contractors who buy and install Hikvision and Dahua surveillance systems told U.S. officials on Friday that an ambiguous law that bans purchases from the two Chinese companies could harm their businesses. Contractors voiced their confusion at a U.S. General Services Administration meeting about the provision in last year's National...

  • Former Representative John Delaney, 2020 presidential candidate, takes a selfie photograph with an attendee inside the NewBo City Market during the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S., on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

    Former Maryland congressman John Delaney's presidential campaign climate change platform includes a fee on carbon to reduce fossil fuel use and paying Americans $3 trillion in carbon dividends.

  • Vermont was one of the first to get the ball rolling last year with its Remote Worker Grant Program, offering individuals up to $10,000 over two years to move to the Green Mountain State.

    Where you live could pay off.

  • Nick Gregory, a 26-year-old manager, vapes on a JUUL at Botany Bay in Lexington, Ky.

    The move ramps up pressure on companies like Juul Labs whose products have come under intense scrutiny for their popularity among teenagers.

  • Attorney General William Barr testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "The Justice Department's investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 1, 2019.

    A second judge has denied a request from the Justice Department to switch up the legal team fighting to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

  • Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump speaks during the opening ceremony for the Trump International Hotel, Old Post Office, in Washington, USA on October 26, 2016.

    President Donald Trump still faces a similar lawsuit in Washington federal court filed by Democratic members of Congress.

  • Vermont was one of the first to get the ball rolling last year with its Remote Worker Grant Program, offering individuals up to $10,000 over two years to move to the Green Mountain State.

    The imbalance of geographic opportunity in the U.S. is resulting in shrinking populations and causing a brain drain of educated workers in many states. To combat this, some states are offering money and other incentives to get people to move there.

  • Skilled workers are in short supply in the U.S., thanks to historically low unemployment and a strong economy. Here are the top 10 states winning the war for talent in 2019, according to the CNBC America's Top States for Business ranking.

  • Black Friday Shoppers Chase Deals At Wal-Mart, Best Buy

    These states are the most expensive places to live in America, according to CNBC's 2019 Top States for Business study released Wednesday. CNBC scored all 50 states based on an index of average costs for basic items ranging from groceries to housing.

  • Maryland state flag painted on a wall

    A smart, world-class workforce is great for business, but high costs mean you will pay dearly for it.

  • LONDON, July 8- The tin market was last week rudely awakened from its previous range-trading slumber. The chart picture looks even worse in Shanghai, where the bear attack was sprung amid a build in short positioning and a spike in trading activity. Indeed, rumbling supply issues may yet bite the Shanghai bears.

  • *Brazil's solar market around 1% of total generation capacity. LONDON, July 4- Solar energy developer Lightsource BP has acquired a large number of projects in Brazil with a potential to nearly double its current global capacity. "These are the building blocks of which we will grow a very successful solar business across Brazil," Lightsource BP Chief Operating...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in a case concerning alcohol regulations enacted following the Prohibition era that Tennessee residency requirements for liquor retailers violate the U.S. "Because Tennessee's two-year residency requirement for retail license applicants blatantly favors the state residents and has little...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, June 26- The fate of thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic hinges in part on a thorny legal question: Can a company can use a bankruptcy to stop lawsuits from cities and states? Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross is expected in July to decide whether to halt more than 160 active lawsuits brought...

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Wells Fargo& Co was dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit by the cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore, which accused large banks of conspiring to inflate interest rates for variable-rate demand obligations, a type of tax-exempt bond. Philadelphia, which said it issued more than $1.6 billion of VRDOs, and Baltimore, which said it issued $261...

  • June 7- Wall Street's main indexes rose about 1% on Friday, as a sharp slowdown in U.S. job growth raised hopes of an interest rate cut, with Washington's decision to delay tariffs on Chinese goods adding to the upbeat mood. A Labor Department report showed nonfarm payrolls increased by 75,000 jobs last month, much smaller than the 185,000 additions estimated by...

  • CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the most expensive home in Ocean City, Maryland. The home is owned by Jack Studios CEO Roy Schwalbach.

  • Treasury will not introduce a redesigned $20 bill picturing escaped slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman next year as planned, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. In 2016, the Treasury Department said, by 2020, it would unveil a new design of the $20 bill that would replace former President Andrew Jackson's image on the front of the bill...

  • Treasury will not introduce a redesigned $20 bill picturing escaped slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman next year as planned, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. In 2016, the Treasury Department said it would replace former President Andrew Jackson's image on the front of the bill with that of Tubman by 2020, along with redesigns of the...

  • Ted Boling, associate director for the National Environmental Policy Act at the White House Council of Environmental Quality, said the draft rule to reform NEPA would be sent to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for review in June, but did not disclose what changes the proposal would include. "This is a significant undertaking and I...