States

This State’s Unemployment Rate Is 70% Higher Than America’s

Once a month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues the unemployment rate by state. The jobless figures for many are much different from the national average, which was 3.6% in ...
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The Best and Worst Thing About Every State

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 ...
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Hospital Costs Soar to a New Record in Just 4 Years

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 ...
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How Much Money Does March Madness Make?

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, aka March Madness, is very big business. Will this year's take be even greater now that sports betting is legal in eight states? ...
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Why Californians Are Fleeing the State

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 ...
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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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Salt Lake City, Utah

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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