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    Analyzing the data from the CNBC America's Top States for Business study, we reveal the 10 states that get the highest marks for low crime, inclusiveness, a strong health system and a healthy environment.

  • HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 26: United States fans celebrate with a USA banner in game action during a friendly International match between Chile and the United States on March 26, 2019 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

    The war between the states for business and jobs has never been more intense, with states paying staggering amounts of taxpayer dollars to woo companies. Here is the ranking of America's Top States for Business in 2019, released by CNBC today.

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    Schools are great and life is good, but high costs and heavy regulation is weighing down the North Star State.

  • NEW YORK, July 5- Even as record highs this week in the major U.S. stock indexes telegraph confidence on Wall Street, caution abounds in other U.S. markets, where falling bond yields and flailing small-cap stocks indicate investors are torn about where to place bets. The conflicting signals have given a bid to stocks in defensive sectors such as real estate and...

  • NEW YORK, July 5- Even as record highs this week in the major U.S. stock indexes telegraph confidence on Wall Street, caution abounds in other U.S. markets, where falling bond yields and flailing small-cap stocks indicate investors are torn about where to place bets. The conflicting signals have given a bid to stocks in defensive sectors such as real estate and...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- Oil prices pared gains on Monday after worries about oversupply persisted, pulling back from an early rally as OPEC extended supply cuts until March 2020 during a meeting in Vienna. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed on Monday to extend oil supply cuts until March 2020, three OPEC sources said, as the group's members...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider reviving a class action lawsuit against U.S. The plaintiffs said the plan's administrators pursued an investment strategy that, beginning with the 2008 financial crisis, led to nearly $750 million in losses. Plan participants, led by retired Missouri bank accountant James Thole, filed the...

  • GENEVA, June 27- India won a World Trade Organization challenge to solar industry incentives in eight U.S. states on Thursday, although the United States told the panel the ruling would have little or no impact. India brought the dispute to the WTO in 2016 after a successful U.S. challenge to India's own solar power policies, which Washington said had cut U.S. solar...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, June 26- The fate of thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic hinges in part on a thorny legal question: Can a company can use a bankruptcy to stop lawsuits from cities and states? Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross is expected in July to decide whether to halt more than 160 active lawsuits brought...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights. The justices ruled against President Donald Trump's administration, which defended the law...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights. The justices ruled against President Donald Trump's administration, which defended the law...

  • *Euro rises to 3- month high on business data, hopes on trade. NEW YORK, June 21- The dollar fell on Friday to three-month lows against a basket of currencies on bets the Federal Reserve would start lowering interest rates, while the yen rose to a five-month high versus the dollar on growing tensions between Iran and the United States. The Fed and the European Central...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Four more U.S. states have signed on to an unusual effort by state attorneys general to stop T-Mobile US Inc's acquisition of Sprint Corp, a New York official said at a court hearing on Friday. Beau Buffier, an attorney in the New York attorney general's office, said Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada will be included in an amended complaint...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- A conservation group on Thursday sued the Trump administration for withholding documents related to its decision to cancel a 20- year ban on mining in a Minnesota wilderness area and open it up to copper production. The group requested FOIA records last September from the Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Department of the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- A conservation group on Thursday sued the Trump administration for withholding documents related to its decision to cancel a 20- year ban on mining in a Minnesota wilderness area and open it up to copper production. The group requested FOIA records last September from the Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Department of the...

  • June 19- Apple Inc and Best Buy Co Inc said on Wednesday that they have extended a partnership that will allow the Minneapolis- based retailer's technicians fix iPhones at any Best Buy store in the United States. Apple also carries out repairs at its stores, but there are several U.S. states- including Vermont, West Virginia, both Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming- with no...

  • NEW YORK, June 19- Some U.S. insurers are turning to Wall Street's financial wizards for relief from the liabilities of their long-term care policies, posing a challenge for regulators worried about how new industry players will tackle the risks involved. "Some of those deals include nontraditional actors, which we question with regard to their expertise...

  • *U.S., China confirm Trump-Xi G20 meeting. *Oil prices climb on U.S.- China trade hopes. NEW YORK, June 18- Global stocks rallied on Tuesday and benchmark government bond yields tumbled after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at economic stimulus, with equities getting an extra boost from confirmation that U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- A wide range of U.S. companies told a hearing in Washington on Monday that they have few alternatives other than China for producing clothing, electronics and other consumer goods as the Trump administration prepares new tariffs on remaining U.S.- China trade. Trump and top members of his cabinet have said that the tariffs, if imposed, would...

  • The attacks on oil tankers near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz pushed up oil prices by as much as 4.5% on Thursday. It was the second time in a month tankers have been attacked in the world's most important zone for oil supplies as tensions increase between the United States and Iran. Washington blamed Iran for Thursday's attacks, prompting a denial and criticism...