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  • WASHINGTON, July 29- Colorado and major automakers said on Monday they have reached a deal on the state's plan to adopt California's zero-emission vehicle requirements after earlier talks had ended without a deal. The state, which plans to join the California program starting in the 2023 model year, has agreed to allow automakers to earn credits for selling...

  • Sherwin-Williams, ConAgra Grocery Products Co. and NL Industries have agreed to a $305 million settlement, according to a filing in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California on Wednesday. High-profile public nuisance claims have proliferated in recent years in the United States as local governments try to use the courts to make corporations pay for...

  • Sherwin-Williams, Conagra Brands Inc and NL Industries have agreed to a $305 million settlement, according to a filing in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California on Wednesday. High-profile public nuisance claims have proliferated in recent years in the United States as local governments try to use the courts to make corporations pay for societal...

  • Under the deal, disclosed in a filing in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Wednesday, defendants Sherwin-Williams, Conagra Brands Inc and NL Industries agreed to pay out the sum over six years, starting with a $75 million payment later this year. These include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda, and Santa Clara counties, as well as individual cities such as...

  • Mike Petters,  Huntington Ingalls Industries CEO with workers.

    Workers in lower-income and underserved communities often lack college degrees and industry certificates needed to compete for good jobs. Apprenticeship programs in states including North Carolina, Mississippi and Rhode Island are closing the gap.

  • CNBC's special correspondent Scott Cohn reports on the state that landed at the bottom of the Top State for Business 2019 list.

  • Fans celebrate after making bets through FanDuel Sportsbook during Super Bowl LIII in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Feb. 3, 2019.

    Within five years as many as 40 U.S. states may legalize sports gambling, and by next year roughly 50% of the U.S. population may have access to betting on games. A 2018 Supreme Court decision opened the challenge to Vegas. New Jersey is gaining.

  • Railroad tracks leading into the historic train depot in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    By the numbers, these are America's worst states for business, according to a 2019 CNBC ranking released today. They received low marks for the quality of their workforce, business-friendliness, education and economic growth.

  • Gina Raimondo, governor of Rhode Island, speaks during a panel discussion at the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

    Rhode Island finishes last in CNBC's 2019 Top States for Business rankings, released today. The state has a weak economy, a crumbling infrastructure and a high cost of doing business.

  • 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.

  • U.S. Economy Adds Jobs In September, Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.7 Percent

    America's infrastructure is a mess, and experts say it could take $4.5 trillion to fix it. Yet Washington has yet to ratify a bipartisan plan. These 5 states are in the roughest shape, reveals the CNBC 2019 America's Top States for Business study.

  • Rhode Island state flag painted on a wall

    Infrastructure issues loom large in the smallest state, but with a rescue plan in place, officials are hopeful.

  • Fans of the Texas Rangers hold a Texas state flag at a game in Arlington, Texas.

    WalletHub ranks each U.S. state based on the overall business environment, access to resources and business costs.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    "These are huge monopolies and we want to make sure we're doing everything we can to make markets work," says Rep. David Cicilline.

  • BOSTON, June 4- Public pension fund leaders on Tuesday called for separating the chairman and chief executive officer positions at Facebook Inc, both held by co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, citing a vote that showed strong support for the idea among outside investors in the world's largest social media company. "Facebook's insular boardroom must be cracked open...

  • New York, May 29- A Manhattan federal judge has ordered seven U.S. stock exchanges to face proposed class-action claims that they defrauded ordinary investors by quietly enabling high-frequency traders to trade faster and at better prices. District Judge Jesse Furman on Tuesday said claims against BATS Global Markets, Nasdaq, the New York Stock Exchange and...

  • MINNEAPOLIS, May 22- At 2.3 percent, Minneapolis' jobless rate seems impossibly low, even with national unemployment at a 50- year trough. But that doesn't mean full employment in North Minneapolis, where job advocate Tony Tolliver said half of adult black men in some neighborhoods don't have jobs, and could benefit from even tighter labor markets.

  • May 9- There are now more than 2 million solar installations in the United States, a milestone reached just three years after hitting the 1 million mark, an industry trade group said on Thursday. The number of installations in the United States is forecast to double to 4 million in 2023, Wood Mackenzie said. Solar energy has boomed in the United States over the last...

  • AMSTERDAM, April 23- Dutch supermarket group Ahold warned on Tuesday that a strike its Stop& Shop chain in the United States would hurt its underlying 2019 profit margin, as it missed out on around $200 million on Easter week sales. Ahold shares were 3.3 percent lower at 21.31 euros by 0854 GMT. The strike involved 30,000 workers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and...

  • AMSTERDAM, April 23- Dutch supermarket group Ahold, warned on Monday that a strike at its Stop& Shop chain in the United States would hurt its underlying 2019 profit margin. The strike involved 30,000 workers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Ahold kept its full-year free cash flow estimates unchanged at 1.8 billion euros, due to expected growth at...