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North Carolina has 15th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

North Carolina finished 15th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers: North Carolina among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Durham ranks 28th fittest U.S. city, study finds

Durham finished 28th on a 2019 fitness index analyzing the 100 largest U.S. cities.

North Carolina ranks 27th highest for pass-through business tax rates, study finds

North Carolina finished 27th in a Tax Foundation analysis of tax rates levied on pass-through businesses.

North Carolina ranks 12th for rental car tax rates, study finds

North Carolina finished in a tie for 12th in a Tax Foundation analysis of effective car rental excise taxes – ranked from highest to lowest.

Dollar’s value in North Carolina ranks 15th highest among the 50 states, study finds

North Carolina finished in a tie for 15th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of relative purchasing power within each state

North Carolina ranks 32nd best for police officers, study finds

North Carolina was ranked 32nd in a WalletHub.com study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work.

Congressman Mark Meadows quiet on USMCA

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

Congressman Richard Hudson quiet on USMCA

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

Wesley Chapel ranks the richest of North Carolina towns, study finds

Wesley Chapel was ranked the richest town in North Carolina in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

North Carolina ranks 12th lowest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

North Carolina finished 39th in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

North Carolina ranks 32nd highest for state tax collections per capita

North Carolina finished 32nd in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Forest City ranks the poorest of North Carolina towns, study finds

Forest City was ranked the poorest town in North Carolina in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill ranks 69th best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill finished in a tie for 69th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best fine arts schools by U.S. News that examined 229 campuses around the nation in areas such as graphic design and painting.

By the Numbers: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill ranks 21st best in the nation for its public affairs program, study finds

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill finished in a tie for 21st in a peer-assessment ranking of the best public affairs schools by U.S. News that examined 285 campuses around the nation.

North Carolina ranks 19th in hospital safety analysis

North Carolina finished 19th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill ranks 27th best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill finished 27th in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Bertie County ranks the poorest of North Carolina counties, study finds

Bertie County was ranked the poorest county in North Carolina in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Wake County has fastest growing local economy in North Carolina

Wake County was ranked the top-performing local economy in North Carolina in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Duke University ranks 10th best in the nation for law schools, study finds

Duke University finished in a tie for 10th in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

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