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Nine out of the top ten states in the economy category of CNBC's Top States For Business are west of the Mississippi River and that’s largely because their unemployment rates are significantly below the national average in May of 9.5 percent.
If there’s one state that personifies the nations financial and economic problems, it’s probably California, which is something of a nation state. Though California did not suffer a precipitous decline in the 2009 rankings of our Top States For Business, it is now solidly in the bottom half
Those who may have wondered how New Jersey managed to make it to the top in 2008 can rest on their skepticism, because New Hampshire has toppled the Garden State this year.
In calculating this year’s weightings, we found some significant changes in how states pitch themselves as an attractive prospective home to business, which probably reflects stark changes, so we've adjusted our ranking formula, as well.
In our third annual look at the states that put it all together for business, Virginia is back in the No.1 spot, while last year's winner Texas falls to second.
We'll be revealing those at the top of the rankings, culminating with the 2009 winner. Tune in to find out which state is No. 1 at around 2:30 p.m. ET on "Street Signs ."
In ranking the states, we scored all 50 on more than 40 measures of competitiveness, which were then separated into ten broad categories, such as cost of doing business, workforce and quality of life.
From unemployment to taxes, economic conditions will play a big role in the rankings of CNBC’s third annual America’s Top States For Business study due out Thursday, July 23.
Until last fall we were a nation that shopped until we dropped. Will back-to-school shopping season be a catalyst to get shoppers off the sidelines? An annual survey released today by Deloitte suggests the answer is yes.
What’s the tipping point for student loans? When they go from being an investment in your future to an anchor dragging you down? When does it make sense to go into a certain amount of debt—debt that you cannot get rid of EVER, even in bankruptcy—and when does a lot of student loan debt become too much?
So avoid these two stocks for now. Plus, get calls on the transports, school-loan firms and more.
With their endowments ravaged by the financial markets and more students clamoring for assistance, private colleges like Reed are making numerous changes this year in staff, students, tuition and classes that they hope will tide them over without harming their reputations or their educational goals.
Find out why insiders at this school-loan company are buying tens of thousands of shares at a time.
So what kind of teachers could a school get if it paid them $125,000 a year?
Which careers are better for people who care about family and loved ones as much or more than their precious careers?
Investors might not have to choose yea or nay to profit, Cramer says.
Are you smarter than a fifth grader? If you’re talking about the stock market, probably not.
The math is ugly. Financial aid is going down at many schools, just when more students need it more than ever. Don't despair, though. There are ways to make the grade.
If the bad job market has you thinking about going back to school for an advanced degree, here's some tips on federal student loan programs.
Obama is calling for a sweeping $18 billion proposal covering birth to higher education. It includes reforms for teaching, funds for pre-school programs, college tax credits as well as revamping the college student loan system.