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North Carolina ranks No. 13 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

North Carolina was rated 13th best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: North Carolina ranked 38th most affected by government shutdown

North Carolina ranked No. 38 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Greensboro ranks 62 among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

Greensboro, N.C. ranks 62nd worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

North Carolina ranked No. 12 in 2019 business climate index

North Carolina finished at No. 12 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Greenboro area has 44th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Greenboro aera was more than 5,000 in the third quarter of 2018, a 191-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: North Carolina posts 2nd highest drop in food stamps participants

North Carolina ranked No. 2 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: North Carolina on track to tax online sales

North Carolina is mostly compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: North Carolina posted 32nd highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, North Carolina ranked No. 32 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

North Carolina posted lowest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, North Carolina ranked No. 45 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: North Carolina posted 28th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

North Carolina ranked No. 28 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

North Carolina gets ‘D’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

North Carolina ranked No. 27 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

North Carolina ranked No. 23 in average charitable giving

North Carolina residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $6,105 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

UNC-Chapel Hill has most student athletes in North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a North Carolina Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

North Carolina has 32nd highest home vacancy rate in nation

North Carolina posted the 32nd highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

North Carolina’s population rose 1.1% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

North Carolina’s population increased by 112,820, or 1.1 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Charlotte 67% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Charlotte is $197.00, 67 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

Analysis: Home affordability in Union County tanks

Union County had the lowest home affordability index in North Carolina in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Belmont Abbey College fields most volleyball players in North Carolina

Belmont Abbey College ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

24 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in North Carolina default on student loans

At Tri-County Community College, 32 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

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