States

Florida’s $815 Billion GDP Faces Major Threat

Florida has the fourth largest economy among all states, as measured by state gross domestic product. Much of this GDP is threatened by Hurricane Irma, which could undermine business and ...
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States Replenishing Rainy Day Funds, but Total Balances Smaller Than Before Recession

States have made progress in rebuilding their rainy day funds since the recession. However, most of them still have smaller total balances than they did before the downturn, according to ...
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Why Louisiana Is the Worst State for Business

Unemployment has steadily declined and remains close to a 10-year low. And with investors confident about the economy, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through the 20,000 mark early this ...
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Why Utah Is the Best State for Business

Unemployment has steadily declined and remains close to a 10-year low. And with investors confident about the economy, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through the 20,000 mark early this ...
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Wyoming

10 States With Best and Worst Business Taxes

Much of the toughest U.S. competition for new businesses and new jobs comes not from developing countries like India or Pakistan, but from one of the 50 United States. The ...
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Maryland Is America’s Richest State

24/7 Wall St. has released its annual analysis of America's Richest (and Poorest) States. Maryland was at the top of the list. According to the report: The U.S. Census Bureau ...
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Mississippi

Mississippi Is America’s Poorest State

24/7 Wall St. has released its annual analysis of America's Richest (and Poorest) States. Mississippi was at the bottom of the list. According to the report: The U.S. Census Bureau released on ...
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Americans Own 300 Million Guns — Where Can They Carry Them?

A study reported in the journal Injury Prevention last year estimated 300 million Americans owned guns in 2013. According to the data, the highest concentration of these was in the ...
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The Largest Company in Every State

America’s largest companies tend to be located in major metropolitan areas. New York City alone is home to the headquarters of more than 70 of U.S.'s 1,000 largest public companies, ...
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The 10 States With the Least Gun Violence

Violent death is a problem in the United States. Not only are mass shootings seemingly routine, but also U.S. firearm-related homicide and suicide rates are much higher than in other ...
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The 10 States With the Worst Gun Violence

An alarming number of high-profile mass shootings in the last decade, from Columbine to Virginia Tech to Sandy Hook to Orlando, have reignited the debate over gun control in the ...
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States Drinking the Most Soda

There are serious health risks -- including weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease -- associated with soda and sugary drink consumption. Partially as a result, the American soft-drink industry has ...
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States Drinking the Most Beer

Nationwide, beer consumption per capita has declined by roughly 4% since 2011. Still, beer is big business in the United States.The beer industry generates $252.6 billion in economic output each ...
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Mississippi

Mississippi Is the Most Obese State

Mississippi has the most obese residents of any of the 50 states. As a by-product, cases of diabetes and the costs of health care are high, along with premature deaths. In ...
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New Hampshire Spends Least Among States on Public Higher Education

New Hampshire spends the least on public higher education among America's 50 states. In most states in which this is true, tuitions are high. In the study, "States Investing the Most in ...
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