The "new economy" has transformed how states conduct business, both with each other and the broader global marketplace.» Read More
*Ukraine tensions continue, Merkel warns Russia. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday on rising tension in Ukraine, which helped erase earlier gains spurred by better-than-expected data on retail sales and the labor market.
WASHINGTON, March 7- The price for power plants to emit 1 ton of carbon dioxide in nine northeastern U.S. states cleared at a record $4 per short ton at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's 23rd permit auction, the market's administrator said Friday.
*Target and Lowe's rally after results. Shares of retailers Target Corp and Lowe's Cos Inc rose, giving the S&P 500 its biggest boosts.
WASHINGTON, Feb 25- An expansion of healthcare and education programs for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cleared its first procedural hurdle on Tuesday, as Democrats in the U.S. Senate attempted to win passage of the legislation this week.
A new measure of Obamacare enrollment shows the federal government is far behind the state-run exchanges in getting people signed up.
As many as 11 other states and Washington, D.C., are expected to consider increases in 2014. USA Today reports.
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.
The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.
Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?
Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.
Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.
Federal and state funding cutbacks are challenging Main Street. The future of America is at stake since cities contribute more than 90 percent to GDP.
The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.
Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.
The Kaiser Foundation reports the 2014 healthcare law could make up to 17 million American eligible for tax credits to buy private health insurance.
Small farmers in Vermont and New York are backing a sustainable sail freight project that seeks to revive a 330-mile river trade route.
Due to a combo of taxes on ordinary income, pensions, real estate, inherited property and estates, these 10 states can best be described as hostile territory for seniors.
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.