States

The jobless figures for many states are much different from the national average. In Alaska, the number was 72% higher, among other things due to government worker reductions arising from cuts in the...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Residents of every state have at least one aspect of their home they can brag about, but also one they would probably rather forget. Minnesota state residents may gloat about the state’s extremely...
Michael B. Sauter, John Harrington
Health care spending in America reached a stunning $3.5 trillion in 2017, but that’s just the beginning. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, that figure is projected to shoot...
Colman Andrews
Sports betting is now legal in eight U.S. states and March Madness, which begins Tuesday, is expected to generate total betting of more than $12 billion. There are other winners in the dash for...
Paul Ausick
More and more Californians are considering fleeing the Golden State, and this is not the result of recent wildfires or earthquakes. In fact, high costs of living and housing prices seem to be...
Chris Lange
Florida has the fourth largest economy among all states, but Hurricane Irma could undermine business and financial activity across the state.
Douglas A. McIntyre
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.
John Harrington
A recent 24/7 Wall St. analysis showed that Louisiana was the worst state for business, even worse than West Virginia and Mississippi.
Trey Thoelcke
A recent 24/7 Wall St. analysis showed that, edging out the likes of Massachusetts and Colorado, Utah was the best state for business.
Trey Thoelcke
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 state of Washington, for...
Paul Ausick
24/7 Wall St. has released its annual analysis of America's Richest (and Poorest) States. Maryland was at the top of the list.
Douglas A. McIntyre
24/7 Wall St. has released its annual analysis of America's Richest (and Poorest) States. Mississippi was at the bottom of the list.
Douglas A. McIntyre
While some states, such as California and New York, have moved to strengthen gun regulations, others allow practically any adult to obtain a firearm with little trouble.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Source: ThinkstockAmerica’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...
Steven Peters
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 wealthy...
Thomas C. Frohlich, Michael B. Sauter