The Mount Rushmore State carves its niche with friendly regulations and low costs. But technology and innovation are rocky.» Read More
CHICAGO, April 20- Wisconsin has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that is infecting U.S. poultry and Governor Scott Walker said on Monday he has authorized the state's National Guard to help contain the disease. Since the beginning of the year, the H5N2 flu has been found in poultry in 12 states, including Wisconsin. Other states with infected...
The EPA approved Enlist Duo on Oct. 15 with a series of restrictions aimed at addressing potential environmental and health hazards. At that time it said the herbicide could be used in six states- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The regulatory agency added nine more on Wednesday, all key farming states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota,...
"These vulnerabilities have potential to compromise the safety and efficiency of the national airspace system, which the traveling public relies on each and every day," Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, and Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, wrote to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The FAA has weak controls "intended to prevent, limit,...
That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, will likely be used to regulate how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast do business with content providers like Google, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service...
NBC's Tom Brokaw, discusses the big business of hunting season in the U.S. Programming note: "Opening Day with Tom Brokaw" airs on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. ET on NBC Sports.
Voters in five states approved ballot measures calling for raises in their states' minimum wages, adding to the federal debate.
States are collaborating to create hubs of excellence in a myriad of industries—from food to water tech—to develop homegrown business.
The rise and fall of states on CNBC's Top States for Business ranking is a reflection of economic trends. The biggest Cinderella story: Nevada.
Entrepreneurs have 50 options when it comes to forming a business, and some states do more than others when it comes to making their pitch.
The Mount Rushmore State offers monumentally-friendly business regulations, but costs have risen along with the state’s profile.
The recovery is taking hold. Companies are hiring. State finances are looking up. Time for things to get nasty as states vie for business.
Wonder which state has the lowest crime rate, ranks high in environmental quality, parks and recreation and access to health care? Read on.
A history of fiscal prudence and cutting red tape consistently puts South Dakota at top of business rankings, says Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
In the listing for his 1901 Victorian house, Greg Leeson is asking for $144,000, but he adds that the house is "slightly haunted," NBC 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.