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  • WASHINGTON, July 16- U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in June, pointing to strong consumer spending, which could help to blunt some of the drag on the economy from weak business investment. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell last week told lawmakers the central bank would "act as appropriate" to protect the economy against risks stoked by a trade war between...

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in June, pointing to strong consumer spending, which could help to blunt some of the drag on the economy from weak business investment. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell last week told lawmakers the central bank would "act as appropriate" to protect the economy against risks stoked by a trade war between...

  • NEW YORK, July 14- U.S. companies are more negative in their earnings outlooks than they have been in years, setting the advancing U.S. stock market up for a possible letdown as reporting season begins this week. "The bar is clearly higher than it was a month ago given the market's strength," said Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities...

  • The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, which oversees many intellectual property cases, upheld lower court rulings that Dr. It had accounted for about 80 percent of Indivior's revenue, but the London- based company forecast declines after the U.S. Supreme Court in February allowed sales of generic equivalents, including by India- based Dr.

  • *Healthcare caps gains on Wall Street. NEW YORK, July 11- A broad index of stocks around the world pared gains slightly on Thursday as healthcare shares limited Wall Street's rise, while oil prices turned lower on a forecast for weaker demand. Conversely, financial shares rose as bond yields jumped following soft demand in an auction of $16 billion in 30- year...

  • CNBC's special correspondent Scott Cohn reports on how Amazon's HQ2 deal impacts Virginia.

  • CNBC's Scott Cohn joins "Squawk on the Street" to reveal the winners in each category for America's Top State for Business in 2019.

  • Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, accompanied by his wife Pamela Northam announces he will not resign during a news conference Richmond, Virginia, February 2, 2019.

    Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he regrets the way his administration handled a scandal over a decades-old blackface photograph.

  • STERLING, VA - NOVEMBER 03:  Virginia Democratic candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, answers questions while campaigning at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society following Friday prayers November 3, 2017 in Sterling, Virginia. Virginia will elect the next governor of the state next Tuesday, November 7.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) joins CNBC's Scott Cohn to discuss why his state was named America's Top State for Business in 2019.

  • CNBC's Scott Cohn joins "Squawk Box" to reveal America's Top State for Business in 2019.

  • How Virginia won Amazon's HQ2, according to a top exec

    CNBC's Scott Cohn sits down with Brian Huseman, Amazon's VP of public policy, to discuss the company's decision making process when choosing Northern Virginia for its HQ2.

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

    Amazon reveals why the company nixed New York for Northern Virginia for its HQ2. Top on its list was the region's talent pipeline. The tech giant used data analysis, including CNBC's Top States for Business study, to make its decision.

  • 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.

  • A bicyclist stops in front of signage in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, on June 28, 2019, the site of Amazon's HQ2.

    Virginia snares the No. 1 spot in CNBC's 2019 ranking of America's Top States for Business. Its world-class workforce and business-friendly regulations helped it snare Amazon's HQ2 and attract other companies of all sizes.

  • 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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    The Old Dominion regains the Top State crown with a great workforce and strong education, but costs are extremely high.

  • NEW YORK, July 8- U.S. stocks fell on Monday as Apple shares dropped following a broker downgrade and investors continued to weigh chances of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month. Rosenblatt Securities downgraded the iPhone maker's shares to "sell" from "neutral," and said it expected the company to face "fundamental...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court in its term that concludes this week was not quite as business friendly as it has been in recent years, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh writing a pivotal one of the batch of rulings that defied corporate interests. He joined the court's four liberal justices in a 5-4 ruling in May that let a class...

  • June 26- The U.S. Solicitor General and Dominion Energy Inc asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a decision that stopped Dominion from building the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. In December, the appeals court vacated a permit that allowed the Atlantic Coast pipe to cross the Appalachian Trail on National...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- Walmart Inc has agreed to pay a total penalty of $282 million to settle charges by the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities& Exchange Commission that its Brazilian unit violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The retailer will pay more than $144 million to settle charges by the SEC and approximately $138 million to resolve...