The largest company in every state

The largest company in every state

The largest companies in the United States are almost all concentrated in major metropolitan areas. Nearly one in 10 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in New York City. The five largest cities in the U.S. by population account for more than one fifth of the 500 largest public U.S. companies by revenue, and that’s not counting, for example, the substantial metropolitan regions of the San Francisco Bay Area or the New York tri-state area, which have dozens more.

Malls get creative in their attempts to win back customers

Malls get creative in their attempts to win back customers

With nearly 20 vacant stores and a food court that has been reduced to a lone Dunkin' Donuts, the Steeplegate Mall is in desperate need of a makeover.Bustling strip malls that surround it and a refurbished downtown in Concord have siphoned away customers, leaving the 26-year-old complex looking like a ghost town on many days. The few shoppers who remain can point to the spots that once…

Takata: The longest recall

Takata: The longest recall

When National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind announced on May 4 that the size of the largest auto recall in U.S. history was about to double, he also revealed that this safety action hits close to home. Like tens of millions of American cars, his is equipped with a potentially deadly Takata air bag, one that won’t be fixed anytime soon because parts aren’t available. The vehicle is parked in his driveway. “I tell my wife and kids the same thing we’re telling everyone else: For all the frustration, make sure you’re safe,” he says