As he investigates Trump's aides, special counsel's record shows surprising flaws

Best states for doing business in 2013

Virginia and North Dakota top the list of the best states to do business in 2013, according to Forbes' annual study. At the bottom is Maine, which has been at No. 50 for four straight years. California is ranked No. 39. The best ranked states tend to have a wealth of incentives for companies and also economies that are recovering more robustly from the Great Recession. Now in its eighth year, the annual ranking takes into account factors such as labor, supply costs, the regulatory environment and growth prospects. Follow Shan Li on Twitter @ShanLi
Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World