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  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- Joe Biden maintained his lead for the Democratic presidential nomination as minorities gravitated toward the former vice president and his top rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, in search of the safest bets for beating President Donald Trump in 2020, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The Aug. 1-5 public opinion poll, released on...

  • Vermont has an aging population and not enough workers. CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on what the state is doing to draw more workers.

  • Collin Palkovitz relocated to Vermont this year under its Remote Worker Grant Program.

    Vermont has a labor problem — its workforce is one of the oldest in the nation, and it's dwindling. It has a plan to combat the decline.

  • Vermont is thinking creatively in recruiting out of state remote workers with a new grant program, and will expand its offerings in 2020 to lure out-of-state workers to relocate and work for companies based in Vermont. The move is in part to establish a new and potentially younger taxpayer base as its population ages. CNBC's Kate Rogers reports.

  • 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...

  • CNBC's Robert Frank takes an inside look at fashion mogul Elie Tahari's $1.1 million compound rental in the Hamptons. The home was made out of an old barn, transported to the beach.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Parents hold baby's hands.  Happy family in park evening

    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.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in the capital of his home state of Vermont on May 25, 2019, in Montpelier.

    Bernie Sanders is one of the officials that brought Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet to Vermont. Now the jet is nuclear-capable, and citizens, companies and environmentalists no longer want the program in the state.

  • Vermont State flag painted on a tree stump

    The lifestyle is idyllic, the environment pristine. But a less-than-productive workforce may be enjoying it a bit too much.

  • "The closure of our Henderson facility is in the best long-term interest of our business," she said, adding that the facility's production will be transferred to factories in Sikeston, Missouri; Covington, Tennesse and Vermont. Unilever, which also makes household goods ranging from Dove soaps to Knorr packet soups, said the Henderson facility's production...

  • U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a rally at Howard University May 13, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    The billionaire investor says the stock market could get hurt if a far-left candidate wins the presidency next year.

  • June 19- Apple Inc and Best Buy Co Inc said on Wednesday that they have extended a partnership that will allow the Minneapolis- based retailer's technicians fix iPhones at any Best Buy store in the United States. Apple also carries out repairs at its stores, but there are several U.S. states- including Vermont, West Virginia, both Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming- with no...

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday took umbrage with e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc's $0 federal tax bill in 2018 and said no company making billions in profits should pay a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers. The former U.S. vice president's remark comes at a time when Amazon has been repeatedly criticized...

  • NEW YORK, June 11- Joe Biden may have an ethanol problem. But Biden, who leads the crowded Democratic field in opinion polls in Iowa and nationally, faces lingering questions in the U.S. That could hurt Biden in Iowa, where he kicked off a campaign tour on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- Former Vice President Joe Biden released a plan on Tuesday to address climate change that would pour $1.7 trillion of investment into achieving 100% clean energy and net-zero emissions by 2050, in part using revenues from reversing Trump administration corporate tax cuts. An adviser to his campaign had told Reuters last month he was...

  • *China to slap tariffs on U.S. goods despite Trump warning. NEW YORK, May 13- Global stock markets tumbled on Monday and the Chinese yuan fell to its lowest level since December as the trade dispute between the United States and China escalated. China said it would impose higher tariffs on a range of U.S. goods, striking back in its trade war with Washington shortly...

  • May 2- Maine could soon prohibit parents from citing religious or personal beliefs to avoid vaccinating their children, making the U.S. state one of a half dozen cracking down during the nations' largest measles outbreak in 25 years. State legislatures in New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, Minnesota and Iowa, are looking at similar bills, that would only allow...

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol January 30, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, draws a pension for having once been the mayor of Burlington. His campaign co-chair, Rep. Ro Khanna of California, previously criticized such double-dipping.