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We surveyed the ‘rainy day’ funds of 6 states to see how prepared they were for a major emergency. The results paint a grim picture for th...

Many states have built up rainy day funds since the Great Recession, but impacts from the coronavirus pandemic could dry up these reserves.
Jessica King sits under a dryer at Three-13 Salon, Spa and Boutique, during the phased reopening of businesses and restaurants from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in the state, in Marietta, Georgia, U.S., April 24, 2020.

4 states in the US have already begun reopening businesses. Check out what that looks like in South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Georgia.

Epidemiologists worry that reopening too soon could cause a second wave of cases, especially if states open before seeing a steady decline in cases.
Buc-ee's is a staple in Texas.

12 things that only exist in Texas

Stores like Buc-ee's and events like the Texas State Fair and SXSW can only be found in the Lone Star State.
Businesses have temporarily closed across the US as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

The US states where the most jobs have been destroyed by the coronavirus crisis, in one map

Unemployment claims between March 15 and April 18, when many cities and states started social distancing, show a dire picture for the jobs market.
Stores on 125th Street in Harlem are closed, as retail sales suffer record drop during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) in New York

This map shows which states have gotten the most money from the Federal government’s small business bailout — so far

The Small Business Administration released the total amount of loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program in each state.
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters after the Senate voted to acquit U.S. President Trump of both charges in his Senate impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2020.

Mitch McConnell says cash-strapped states hit by the coronavirus should go bankrupt rather than receive emergency federal aid

"I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route. It saves some cities," McConnell said on Hugh Hewitt's radio show.
A view of empty Bourbon Street on March 27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana amid the coronavirus. Louisiana has the eighth highest share of adults who are at risk of developing a serious illness from the coronavirus.

The 27 states with the biggest populations at risk of developing a serious coronavirus illness

Older adults and people with pre-existing conditions that could exacerbate coronavirus symptoms are particularly at risk.
Street artist Carlos Giovanni, who goes by the name TheyDrift, works on the portrait of a healthcare worker for a piece he calls "Stay Home" on the same day that Governor Jay Inslee extended his stay-home order until May 4 in Seattle, Washington, US April 2, 2020.

Google location data shows how much daily life is changing in every state

The US has not imposed a nationwide lockdown standard, leaving states to decide for themselves what measures should be implemented.

Stunning layoff figures from 11 states show the skyrocketing number of Americans that are losing work due to coronavirus

There is a surge of people seeking unemployment benefits across the country as the coronavirus forces businesses to close and triggers layoffs.
Gambling and excessive drinking contribute to what makes a state sinful.

The 10 most sinful states, ranked

WalletHub compared states by 47 indicators of vice including greed, lust, vanity, laziness, and anger and hatred.