May 21, 2012 When businesses are not moving operations overseas, the trend for decades within the U.S. has been shifting operations from the Midwest to the lower-cost South. But the Wall Street Journal has teased out some data showing when you look at the cost of labor, energy, taxes, and real estate, the Midwest is now just about as cheap as the south.
Apr 25, 2012 Climate Central combed federal weather and disaster data and found that in the next 20 years, hundreds of coastal oil and gas refineries could end up underwater.
Apr 9, 2012 Natural gas is housed in underground salt caverns, depleted oil fields and aquifers. And the glut of gas means they are filling up too fast.
Mar 28, 2012 The IPCC is about to release its latest findings regarding extreme weather trends and climate change. The predictions can help insurers figure out what to cover, and for how much.
Mar 6, 2012 They're mourning loved ones and assessing damage across the Midwest and South this week, in the aftermath of as many as 80 tornadoes, that left 40 people dead.
Mar 2, 2012 For some businesses that shut down during the winter, the mild weather this winter has been an economic shot in the arm. For others, not so much.
Mar 1, 2012 But is the mild winter cooking the books?
Feb 22, 2012 The state of Michigan actually has a budget surplus on its hands, in large part due to big cutbacks put in place by the governor.
Jan 30, 2012 Forecasters say the unusually mild winter so far over the East and Midwest could reduce heating costs 20 percent. Good news for those who pay the heating bills. Maybe not so good for those who sell the fuel.