While Wyoming does not get high marks for innovation, education is strong, and its business-friendly regulations are unparalleled.
Some states are better than others at giving their residents the best return on their "tax investment."
Travelers are spending more money on a quest for something authentic. "It's almost like there's no wild places anymore," said one industry spokesman.
If you thought coal was fading—upstaged by natural gas and solar panels—guess again. Look at the bustling Powder River Basin that's powering America.
There's nothing like a polar vortex to drive down inventories and boost demand for coal, still a key generator of electricity. But how long will King Coal's run last?
Hate paying taxes? Then consider a home on the range, and keep as far away from New York as possible. Check out how your state ranks.
Google is lobbying officials in at least three states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass.
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.
Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.
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.
President Obama's health care law has not created competition in rural areas, a key to lowering insurance prices for Americans outside cities.
The following states in our list are clear front runners in initiating tax policy that helps to attract and retain baby boomers.
Central banks in Europe, the United States and Japan have no need to rush to exit the ultra-easy monetary policies they have put in place to spur growth, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said.