The annual Insurance Regulation Report Card determined the effectiveness of the states' insurance regulatory system. The report revealed that Vermont has the best insurance regulation, receiving an A+ grade.
A recent study that focused in measuring health care openness and access ranked Vermont among the worst in the nation. Jared Rhoads, a research project manager with the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and one of the authors of the study, cited the state's over-regulation as one of the factors for the ranking.
The latest rankings on most expensive states in the US reveal that New York is no more the most expensive place in America. The Aloha State (Hawaii became Aloha State officially by 1959 Legislative Act) moved up to the top position in the list of most expensive state in the US for first quarter of 2015 from second most expensive state status in 2014.
Northern England, US-based milk processor Oakhurst Dairy was sold to Kansas City, Missouri-based dairy farmer-owned cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) for an undisclosed sum because of the absence of a suitable person to run he business.