A group of Syrian migrants who have just crossed the border with Macedonia dance as they wait to catch a bus that will take them to a registration center in the village of Miratovac on October 27, 2015 in Preshevo, Serbia. Meanwhile, in the United States

Some states withdraw welcome mat for Syrian refugees

Nov 16, 2015
Several governors said they don't want Syrian refugees settled in their states.
Posted In: migrant crisis, syrian refugees, states, Immigration

Google knows what's under the Christmas tree

Dec 24, 2014
New York Times mines search-engine data to see what gifts people are searching for, city by city.
Posted In: Christmas gifts, holidays, states, Google

The current state of state finances

Jan 16, 2014
Most states are doing good when it comes to their balance sheet, even capturing that elusive word -- surplus!
Posted In: states, local government finances, surplus

Want better government? Use cost-benefit analysis

Jul 29, 2013
Non-profits are working with state governments to increase use of cost-benefit analyses to learn whether programs and policies are worth it.
Posted In: cost, policy, public policy, pew, states

Economic power shift: From the coasts to central states

Jun 7, 2013
Investment analyst and author Meredith Whitney says the new geography of American prosperity is changing.
Posted In: states, municipality

Meredith Whitney on the 'Fate of the States'

Jun 4, 2013
In her new book, "Fate of the States," Meredith Whitney says the middle of the country will see the most economic opportunity.
Posted In: business opportunities, states, moving, book

What is the most stressful state?

Apr 26, 2013
When you think of stress centers around the country, New York City or Washington D.C. may come to mind. But according to a new poll from Gallup, the people of West Virginia, Rhode Island and Kentucky are the most stressed.
Posted In: states, Gallup, stress

Selling a state slogan, from 'I Love New York' to 'Sweet Home Alabama'

Jan 11, 2013
Michigan's state tourism slogan "Pure Michigan" got caught in political crossfire this week. What's your state slogan? And does it best represent your state?
Posted In: states, slogan

Pew study: States overspending on tax incentives

Dec 14, 2012
New study says some states are writing blank checks for incentives that don't pay off.
Posted In: states, tax incentive, pew research center

The fiscal cliff could increase state revenues

Nov 16, 2012
If federal lawmakers can't agree on tax deductions, states could have a larger pool of money to tax.
Posted In: tax, states, fiscal cliff