Americas

The FINANCIAL -- Republican states continue to outnumber Democratic states based on residents' party affiliation throughout 2016. Overall, Gallup classifies 21 states as solid or leaning Republican, 14 as solid or leaning Democratic, and 15 states as competitive. That seven-state GOP advantage contrasts with a 30-state Democratic advantage in ...

The FINANCIAL -- Almost one-in-five voting members of the House and Senate are a racial or ethnic minority, making the 115th U.S. Congress the most diverse in history. And while Congress as a whole ...

The FINANCIAL -- Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy reached new heights last week. Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index inched past its prior high of +11 to +13 for the week ending Jan. ...