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  • Top 5 states for business

    Top 5 states for business

    The economy may be looking better for some states this year, but budget woes are a challenge from east to west. In its fifth annual ranking of America’s Top States for Business, CNBC for the first time took into account state budget gaps among the 43 metrics that go into its rankings. That made for some interesting changes this year, with last year's Nos. 1, 3, and 5 states falling while other states climbed in rank. Here are the Top 5 states for business:

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  • Train derailment inspires train fleet to upgrade

    Texas-based BNSF Railway will buy 5,000 strengthened tank cars, setting a new safety standard in an industry plagued by accidents, including a major train derailment in Quebec last July.

  • Bank of America leads bank stocks rally

    Bank of America stocks soared Monday, leading a rally in big-bank stocks on an otherwise quiet day on Wall Street. Stock indexes ended little changed following a record-setting run last week.

  • Despite slowing growth, shareholders' faith in Warren Buffett holds strong

    At Berkshire Hathaway Inc's annual meeting, investors acknowledged the company's fastest-growing days have probably passed. But shareholders say they are still confident with Warren Buffett and his hand-picked management team at the helm.

  • The Reformed Broker Mergers and acquisition boom is under way. Cheer!

    US is poised to enjoy the healthiest and most rational era of big mergers and acquisition in a very long time. That's a far cry from the bubbles of yesteryear. 

  • North America's oil bonanza creates a railroad boom

    Canada's two main railroads and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe have seen a huge traffic boost from transporting oil from shale and oil sands projects that aren't yet connected to pipelines. 

  • Train cars explode after freight train derailment in Montana

    Fifteen tanker cars containing the fuel additive denatured alcohol and one car hauling cardboard derailed Sunday between Baker and Ismay, about 180 miles northeast of Billings.

  • Dirty town cleans up its act

    Plagued by asbestos, the mining town of Libby Mont. completed a major park; part of a $447 million cleanup.

  • Tornadoes damage homes, train in Wyoming, Colorado (+video)

    Tornadoes damaged at least 23 buildings and flipped five train cars as a powerful storm system rolled through parts of Colorado and Wyoming Thursday, packing hail, rain, and at least two tornadoes. No one was seriously injured.

  • Top 5 states for business

    Top 5 states for business

    The economy may be looking better for some states this year, but budget woes are a challenge from east to west. In its fifth annual ranking of America’s Top States for Business, CNBC for the first time took into account state budget gaps among the 43 metrics that go into its rankings. That made for some interesting changes this year, with last year's Nos. 1, 3, and 5 states falling while other states climbed in rank. Here are the Top 5 states for business:

  • Five questions for Warren Buffett

    Five questions for Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett faces perhaps the most turbulent Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting yet on Saturday. Here's a Q & A with someone who follows Warren Buffett closely.