South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?
The number of claims filed against BP's oil spill compensation fund has risen by 18 percent over the last six weeks to a total of 195,403, according to a claims website.
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.
A large explosion and fire hit a Williams Olefins chemical plant in southern Louisiana, injuring at least 30 people, authorities said.
There has been an explosion at a chemical plant in Southern Louisiana, about 20 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen.
Louisiana's "Refinery Row" is getting ready for this year's hurricane season, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.
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.
The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.
As if audits aren't painful enough -- there's a lot the IRS won't tell you. Check out these tips from a former IRS agent.
Auto insurance rates vary according to how many drivers are on the road, how safe they are, even who decides lawsuits.
The White House issued more dire warnings about the harm the cuts will do to Americans, breaking down the loss of jobs and services to each of the states.
The Superdome's power company, New Orleans-based Entergy, took the blame Friday for the Super Bowl blackout. Company officials said the faulty device performed without problem during previous events.
CNBC's Brian Shactman takes a look at what has changed since New Orleans last hosted the Super Bowl in 2002.
A U.S. judge accepted an agreement by BP to plead guilty for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.
Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments- some far-reaching- are fast taking shape.
A Shell oil drilling rig grounded off an Alaska island since a New Years Eve storm has suffered damage from waves and flooding but has spilled none of the 155,000 gallons of fuel and other oil products aboard, officials managing the incident said on Thursday.