Scott Cohn, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

Southern cities have the highest odds of winning Amazon’s new headquarters, data from America’s Top States for Business shows.

West Virginia’s economy was hit hard with the decline in coal mining. It remains to be seen if Gov. Justice can revitalize the state.

Washington is the No. 1 state for business, according to CNBC’s Top States for Business 2017 ranking.

The Peach State rises to the No. 2 spot in this year’s America’s Top States for Business ranking, conducted by CNBC.

Minnesota rises one spot to No. 3 in this year’s America’s Top States for Business ranking, conducted by CNBC.

While Trump will inherit a generally strong economy, the recovery in state finances is losing steam.

The company said that its critics have “ulterior motives” in objecting the deal.

Ex-Comverse chief Kobi Alexander has agreed to return to the U.S. to face decade-old charges in a wide-ranging stock option scandal.

The economic power of the LGBT rights movement is about to be put to the test in the standoff over a so-called “bathroom bill” in North Carolina.

To watch the documentary click here Because of the Second Amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms, removing a defective firearm from the market is deliberately difficult. The Remington class-action settlement — in which the company maintains the guns are safe — comes 44 years after the first lawsuit over the popular Model 700 …

Step back and look at the picture of competitiveness we have painted in our nine years ranking America’s Top States for Business in our 10 categories of competitiveness, and you will notice a decidedly red hue. States with Republican governors have dominated our rankings over the years, with Republican governors landing in the top five …

More than 9 million Americans are unemployed, according to the Labor Department, and many more are underemployed. Yet in a recent study by CareerBuilder, more than half of the employers surveyed said they had open positions for which they could not find a qualified applicant. It’s not that those workers don’t exist somewhere, the experts say. …

Granted, it may be tough to conjure up much sympathy for America’s most spectacular state. But strip away the fabulous beaches, palm trees, hula dancers and surfers, and Hawaii is just one state trying to compete with 49 others, while facing a host of built-in disadvantages. It is in the middle of the ocean, more …

New York is a big state with a long history of doing things big. That is especially true when it comes to subsidizing business. According to the watchdog group Good Jobs First, the Empire State has awarded nearly 72,000 subsidies to corporations, mostly since 2007, worth $22.6 billion. That is more than any other state …

The Montana man who raised some of the most serious allegations about Remington Arms and its iconic Model 700 rifle cannot sue the company over its efforts to discredit him, a federal appeals court has ruled. Richard Barber, whose 9-year-old son was killed when a Model 700 fired accidentally, was a central figure in the …