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  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New York City can ban advertising inside vehicles driven for companies such as Uber and Lyft, handing a victory to the millions of passengers who it said find such ads "extremely annoying." Reversing a lower court ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 3-0 that the ban did not violate...

  • NEW YORK, July 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New York City can ban advertising inside vehicles driven for companies such as Uber and Lyft, handing a victory to the millions of passengers who it said find such ads "extremely annoying." Reversing a lower court ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 3-0 that the ban did not violate...

  • NEW YORK, July 15- Amazon.com Inc's Prime Day is now a major marketing opportunity and shopping event in the annual calendar for other U.S. retail companies, rivaling the Thanksgiving holiday's Black Friday as a driver of sales. Target announced deal days which will run on the same days as Prime Day- July 15 and 16. Walmart offered promotions from July 14th-17th,...

  • NEW YORK, July 15- Amazon.com Inc's Prime Day is now a major marketing opportunity and shopping event in the annual calendar for other U.S. retail companies, rivaling the Thanksgiving holiday's Black Friday as a driver of sales. Target announced deal days which will run on the same days as Prime Day- July 15 and 16. Walmart offered promotions from July 14th-17th,...

  • CHICAGO, July 12- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed higher on Friday and the most-active August contract recorded its biggest weekly gain since April, supported by expectations of thinning U.S. hog supplies, traders said. "The feeling is, with this heat coming, that's going to help take tonnage off the market," said Don Roose, president of Iowa-...

  • CHICAGO, July 11- Global commodities trader Cargill Inc reported a 41% drop in adjusted quarterly profit on Thursday, citing supply disruptions stemming from the U.S.- China trade war and also flooding in the central United States that hit marketing and transportation of grains and livestock. Trade tensions between Washington and Beijing have battered the...

  • Total U.S. farm debt is on track to rise to $427 billion this year, up from an inflation-adjusted $317 billion a decade earlier and approaching levels seen in the 1980 s farm crisis, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But now- after years of falling farm income and an intensifying U.S.- China trade war- JPMorgan and other Wall Street banks are heading...

  • CHICAGO, July 10- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures neared a three-week high on Wednesday, buoyed by a mix of technical buying and ideas that a glut of U.S. hog supplies was showing signs of tightening, traders said. Fears of an expansion in Asia of the African swine fever outbreak in China added support. Hog futures soared in March and April on...

  • A farmer loads soybeans from his grain bin onto a truck before taking them to a grain elevator in Dwight, Illinois.

    Farm states are suffering from a host of challenges, including trade concerns, climate change, depressed commodity prices and a lack of immigrant labor. Bankruptcies are on the rise, threatening the family farm.

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    Analyzing the data from the CNBC America's Top States for Business study, we reveal the 10 states that get the highest marks for low crime, inclusiveness, a strong health system and a healthy environment.

  • HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 26: United States fans celebrate with a USA banner in game action during a friendly International match between Chile and the United States on March 26, 2019 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

    The war between the states for business and jobs has never been more intense, with states paying staggering amounts of taxpayer dollars to woo companies. Here is the ranking of America's Top States for Business in 2019, released by CNBC today.

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    Schools are great and life is good, but high costs and heavy regulation is weighing down the North Star State.

  • NEW YORK, July 5- Even as record highs this week in the major U.S. stock indexes telegraph confidence on Wall Street, caution abounds in other U.S. markets, where falling bond yields and flailing small-cap stocks indicate investors are torn about where to place bets. The conflicting signals have given a bid to stocks in defensive sectors such as real estate and...

  • NEW YORK, July 5- Even as record highs this week in the major U.S. stock indexes telegraph confidence on Wall Street, caution abounds in other U.S. markets, where falling bond yields and flailing small-cap stocks indicate investors are torn about where to place bets. The conflicting signals have given a bid to stocks in defensive sectors such as real estate and...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- Oil prices pared gains on Monday after worries about oversupply persisted, pulling back from an early rally as OPEC extended supply cuts until March 2020 during a meeting in Vienna. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed on Monday to extend oil supply cuts until March 2020, three OPEC sources said, as the group's members...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider reviving a class action lawsuit against U.S. The plaintiffs said the plan's administrators pursued an investment strategy that, beginning with the 2008 financial crisis, led to nearly $750 million in losses. Plan participants, led by retired Missouri bank accountant James Thole, filed the...

  • GENEVA, June 27- India won a World Trade Organization challenge to solar industry incentives in eight U.S. states on Thursday, although the United States told the panel the ruling would have little or no impact. India brought the dispute to the WTO in 2016 after a successful U.S. challenge to India's own solar power policies, which Washington said had cut U.S. solar...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights. The justices ruled against President Donald Trump's administration, which defended the law...