Aug 19, 2015
Gas consumption is up, and refineries are running near peak capacity. When one breaks down, gas prices jump.
Jul 28, 2014
Demographic shifts mean there are fewer high school grads available for colleges.
Dec 9, 2013
Some governors asked the EPA to rein in polluting states, and EPA is asking the Supreme Court for permission.
Jul 18, 2013
Detroit has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, making it the largest city in U.S. history to do so.
Jun 18, 2013
The Midwest was once the industrial heartland of America -- in many towns, local businesses and high schools were completely integrated into the industrial life of the region.
Dec 17, 2012
We check back in with cattle rancher Ken Lenox about how he and his herd are preparing for winter.
Aug 29, 2012
Despite, or perhaps because of, the Midwest drought, farmers are projected to make serious profits. But individual farmers will experience very different results.
Aug 3, 2012
Rust Belt manufacturing isn't just about steel -- an uptick in business is boosting plastics, aluminum, and other products as well.
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.
Jan 4, 2012
A mild winter means cash-strapped governments save money. But lack of snow can be costly for others.