The results don't reflect well on the home states of these leaders, regardless of their politics.
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.
The state drops down one spot after making the top of the list a year ago.
The key to the job growth and recovery in the US is a small business rebound, Milton Ezrati, chief economist at money management firm Lord Abbett, told CNBC Tuesday.
The Mountain State moves up from its 2009 rankings in six of the ten categories, including workforce and quality of life.
If the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act had been in place during his tenure, would the financial crisis — and the ensuing recession — have happened? The NYT asks former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
The Tar Heel State is one of the most improved, seeing its ranking jump from No. 9 in 2009 to No. 4 this year .
Investors do not see Portugal's rating downgrade by Moody's as an event that will shake the markets, but it confirms the fact that the outlook for the euro zone is still cloudy.
The Bay State moves into the top five for the first time, piling up 1375 points.
There are risks associated with imposing regulation on London banks without the rest of the world following suit, the head of the British Bankers Association Angela Knight told CNBC Tuesday.
General Growth Properties said it has filed for a plan of reorganization with a U.S. court and confirmed it is looking to emerge from bankruptcy protection in October with less debt in its balance sheet.
Moody's slashed Portugal's credit rating by two notches to A1, citing a deterioration of the country's debt ratios and weak growth prospects, the ratings agency said Tuesday.
Maybe enough to spark some real job growth by the end of the year.
So it’s time to get more bullish, the Mad Money host says.
You will enjoy your golden years here—or get your money back. That's the guarantee that residents of retirement communities like Vi at Highlands Ranch outside Denver are banking on.
For all of what he describes as the overhaul’s strengths — particularly the limits placed on banks’ trading activities — Paul Volcker still feels that the financial reform legislation doesn’t go far enough in curbing potentially problematic bank activities like investing in hedge funds.
In midday trading, stocks inched higher for a fourth day Friday, putting the markets on-track for the best week of trading in more than a year.
The U.S. and Russia orchestrated the largest spy swap since the Cold War, exchanging 10 spies arrested in the U.S. for four convicted in Russia in a tightly choreographed diplomatic dance Friday at Vienna's airport.
Regulators will have a lot of leeway in implementing the financial reform legislation, which will saddle the banking industry will more uncertainty, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) told CNBC Friday
CEO Mark Fisher said in a follow-up interview that the energy “roadmap is already there." China has already set the stage for energy demand and is buying "every single paper asset."