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  • WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities.

  • Location: Falmouth, Upper Cape Cod, Mass. Price: $2.995 millionBedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 halfSquare footage: 3,934The original Grey Gardens [pictured at center], a shingle-style home in East Hampton, on Long Island, N.Y., was the home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis’s aunt Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter “Little Edie.” The house first drew notoriety with the 1975 documentary of the same name, which revealed that the two ladies were living in squalor in the once-grand home. With new owner

    For a special few, a house is a blank canvas on which to paint their personality, a stage for their creativity including tributes to television shows, movies, superheroes and sports.

  • Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

  • Mid-Career median salary: $114,000

    Location, prestige, academic reputation, and tuition are major factors for students in the college-selection process, but post-graduation salary is something rarely taken into consideration. Click to learn more.

  • Total Returns: 10,995,576Returns With Income Tax Liability: 6,760,829Returns With No Income Tax Liability: 4,234,747Nonpayers: 38.5%According to Kasprak, Texas doesn’t rank very high in terms of the factors that contribute to high populations of nonpayers. It is, however, second in the nation in terms of recipients receiving refundable child tax credits.“This indicates a higher-than-normal percentage of low-income people choosing to have children,” he said. “So that is likely a big part of the n

    Mitt Romney said "There are 47 percent of the people who pay no income tax." Who are these people, and why are they exempt? Click to see which states have the highest number of people who pay no federal income tax.

  • On July 1,  published an  called “Financial Giants Are Moving Jobs Off Wall Street.” It detailed an emerging trend in which major Wall Street companies are taking swaths of on-site mid-level jobs and relocating them to less expensive locations in the U.S. This phenomenon is known as “near-shoring.”It’s easy to understand the rationale. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the financial crisis of 2008 and the Dodd–Frank Act of 2010 had a cumulative effect on many of these companies’ bottom li

    Which locations have Wall Street companies chosen for their mid-level operations? Read ahead to find out.

  • Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas Ted Cruz speaks to the CPAC meeting, held by the American Conservative Union in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010.

    The victory of Ted Cruz in Texas shows the Tea Party is very much alive in the drive for GOP  control of the Senate, portending a potential shake-up in the mind-set of the chamber, The New York Times reports.

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s has included some of the world’s most notorious criminals, including Osama Bin Laden, Ted Bundy, and Warren Jeffs — totaling 497 since its creation in 1950. Of these fugitives, 466 have been apprehended or located, according to the FBI. Of these, 154 arrests have been assisted by the public through methods such as the information posted on the website and disseminated “wanted” posters. With the success of the “Most Wanted” list, the bureau began putting phot

    Who are some of these white collar fugitives and what did they do to attract the FBI’s attention? Find out.

  • The FBI’s most wanted list is exclusively male, and the vast majority of the other fugitives on its website are also men. Women fugitives do appear on the agency’s website, mostly in parental kidnapping cases, but also in murder, domestic terrorism, white collar crime and violent crime cases. Bounties for women fugitives range up to $1 million. Read on to learn what some of these women did … and see if any of them look familiar.

    Bounties for women fugitives range up to $1 million. Read on to learn what some of these women did…and see if any of them look familiar.

  • Top States for Business: Bottom State?

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports which U.S. state came in last in CNBC's annual ranking of the "Top State for Business."

  • Top States for Business: Swing States

    CNBC's Scott Cohn and Eamon Javers offer insight on the state of the business climate for three key political swing states: Wisconsin, Virginia and Ohio.

  • Top State: Texas Does It Again!

    CNBC's Scott Cohn explains how Texas was able to capture the title of "Top State for Business" for the third time.

  • Dallas, Texas

    The Lone Star State is tops again, displacing Virginia, which didn't even finish second this year. And who's last? Rhode Island.

  • Dueling Governors: Florida vs. Texas

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-TX), discusses jobs creation in the Lone Star State and health care coverage, with Gov. Rick Scott, (R-FL).

  • It’s always entertaining to see how home prices vary from place to place, and to see which homes command the highest prices. Usually, the priciest properties have names. They also tend to have swimming pools on landscaped grounds, a gourmet kitchen and very often a wine cellar. But what else do they have that commands such prices? It’s not always obvious. Two of the following homes are being sold unfinished, and one of those two is charging an extra $50,000 for parking.  A handful of these prope

    Ranked in order from the least expensive to the most expensive mansion, here are the priciest homes in the 10 biggest cities in the U.S.

  • The value of the average home in the U.S. in April was $147,300, according to the real estate website  The home of the professional athlete, however, is likely to be anything but average.The professional athlete is often a distinct type of home buyer who’s different from the average American, in part because the contract and endorsement money makes possible the purchase of colossal, multimillion-dollar homes. However, these athletes can have serious problems selling off real estate.A multimillio

    The average U.S. home value is $147,300, but a professional athlete's home is anything but average. Read ahead to see 10 of the coolest athlete homes on the market.

  • Liberty For All Super-Pac

    A senior at Stephen F. Austin University is the founder of a political action committee that is shaking up House races in Texas.

  • It’s a little more quiet than usual on the Internet this time of year because college students are studying for finals. That means a new crop of graduates is about to flood not just the job market, but the rental market. So where will the new grads move? Rent.com compiled this list of the best cities for college graduates based on unemployment rates, mean annual income, cost of living and rental inventory for the metropolitan areas. The unemployment data was taken from the March 2012 rankings, a

    A new crop of graduates is about to flood not just the job market, but the rental market. So where will the new grads move? Here's a list of the best cities for recent college grads.

  • Last year’s collection of 10  barely scratched the surface of the number of performers’ homes on the market, recently sold, being purchased or getting unloaded. What follows is a fresh batch of houses, mansions and compounds belonging to 13 performers, including three music-making married couples. This collection is about evenly divided between the young’uns (“American Idol” alumni), the stars who dominated the charts in the 1990s and classic country stars. It also includes homes of two country

    Last year’s collection of 10 Homes of Country Music Stars barely scratched the surface of the number of performers’ homes on the market, recently sold, being purchased or getting unloaded.

  • There are two main ways to get a luxury suite, explains Scott Spencer, president of . The first is to lease one, which is a considerable commitment of time and money. “On the extreme side, the Dallas Cowboys require a 20-year lease agreement for those who want to become suiteholders.  The New York Yankees and Madison Square Garden don’t require as long a commitment, but they have some of the steepest prices in the industry - some suites at Yankee Stadium go for over $800,000 per year and the ver

    The following is a list the most expensive of the sporting events that had the most expensive luxury box suites, from baseball to basketball to football and more.