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.
Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.
The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.
Western landowners are crying foul as they go through easement negotiations with energy giant TransCanada over the Keystone XL pipeline.
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.
New Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and California fill out the list with the biggest drops in our America's Top States for Business rankings for 2013.
Unions say right-to-work laws infringe on workers’ collective bargaining rights, and proponents call for a federal law as opposed to the current patchwork of state statutes.
The cost of doing business was one of the key reasons the Mount Rushmore State captured the top ranking as the best state for business, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.
CNBC's annual "America's Top States for Business" study found South Dakota to be number 1. CNBC's Scott Cohn, reports South Dakota has one of the lowest tax burdens in the country.
Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.
CNBC's Scott Cohn announces the winner of this year's "America's Top States for Business"; and speaks with South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R), about the cost of doing business in his state.
More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.
South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?
In South Dakota, individuals and companies pay no income tax, no business inventory tax, no personal property tax and no inheritance tax, Gov. Dennis Daugaard says.
Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.
When we launched Top States for Business in 2007, North Dakota was nowhere on the list. Now it's growth and employment numbers are the envy of the nation.
CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.
CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.
A New York Federal Reserve report suggests that college grads swamped by debt may be victims of forces greater than their willingness to pay.
Homeowners who took on mortgages well after the housing bubble burst are doing a better job in keeping up with payments, a trend that has helped push the national rate of late payments on home loans to the lowest level in four years.