The Natural State is one of the least expensive for business and overall cost of living. But it ranks near the bottom for education.
A disagreement with US Airways over where to stow delicate violins on a plane forced two musicians to take a later flight, TODAY reports.
NBC's Jay Gray reports the latest developments on devastating tornadoes striking the Midwest.
Some states are better than others at giving their residents the best return on their "tax investment."
We love talking about how stressful work is, as if our ancestors weren't wondering if they had enough food for winter.
Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.
Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.
New Jersey’s standing in America's Top States for Business has declined since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010. It finishes 42nd this year.
New Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and California fill out the list with the biggest drops in our America's Top States for Business rankings for 2013.
Unions say right-to-work laws infringe on workers’ collective bargaining rights, and proponents call for a federal law as opposed to the current patchwork of state statutes.
Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.
More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.
South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?
Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.
When we launched Top States for Business in 2007, North Dakota was nowhere on the list. Now it's growth and employment numbers are the envy of the nation.
CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.
CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.
After yesterday's tornado activity, more are expected on Tuesday in Texas and Arkansas, reports Alex Wallace, The Weather Channel.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has launched an investigation into Exxon Mobil's ruptured crude pipeline. The spill damaged property and forced the evacuations of 22 homes.
President Obama made three major personnel appointments Monday, nominating Walmart's philanthropic head Sylvia Mathews Burwell as White House budget director, Gina McCarthy to lead the EPA and physicist Ernest Moniz to head the DOE.