Top News & Analysis South Dakota

  • Top States 2015: South Dakota

    The Mount Rushmore State carves its niche with friendly regulations and low costs. But technology and innovation are rocky.

  • South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard

    Low taxes is one of four reasons South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard claims the Mount Rushmore state is a top destination for business.

  • A storm is moving towards the Northeast, with destructive wind gusts stretching a threat from New England to Ohio, NBC News reports.

  • Moving van

    A CNBC analysis shows that many states with the highest per capita in taxes are also seeing the most net migration to lower-tax states.

  • 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...

  • Opening day with Brokaw

    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.

  • Placards during demonstration for higher wages in Chicago.

    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.

  • Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez.

    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.

  • South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard

    A history of fiscal prudence and cutting red tape consistently puts South Dakota at top of business rankings, says Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

  • Ad for a "Slightly Haunted" home on Zillow

    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.

  • In crisis: Trenton police on patrol in the Garden State's capitol

    Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.

  • Ford Motor Co. said it will invest $200 million to make four-cylinder engines at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio.

    Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.

  • Orlando, Florida

    These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.

  • Miami at night

    The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.

  • Detroit city grate is missing a cover. With cut backs to city services, Detroit's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair.

    Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?