Americas

The FINANCIAL -- For the first time in three years, more states can be considered Democratic than Republican, based on residents' 2017 self-reported party preferences. Nineteen states, up from 14 in 2016, were solidly Democratic or leaned Democratic, while 16 states, down from 21 in 2016, were solidly Republican or leaned that ...

The FINANCIAL -- U.S. small-business owners continue to be optimistic about business conditions in 2018, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey. In the quarterly ...

The FINANCIAL -- The United States has long had a sizable black population because of the transatlantic slave trade beginning in the 16th century. But significant voluntary black migration is a ...

The FINANCIAL -- Donald Trump made crime fighting an important focus of his campaign for president, and he cited it again during his January 2017 inaugural address. As the administration takes steps ...