Democrats and civil-rights groups are pointing to Texas’ lower standing in a new ranking of business-friendly states as evidence that Gov. Greg Abbott’s focus on culture-war issues over meeting residents’ basic needs are hindering the state. CNBC on Tuesday unveiled its annual list of the best states for business, and for the first time since the report’s 2007 launch, the Lone Star state isn’t among the top five. This year, Texas came in at No. 6.