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Analysis: Duke University business school ranked nation’s 10th best

Duke University's Fuqua Business School ranked in a tie for 10th among U.S. colleges offering master of business administration programs, according to a new study by U.S. News that examined 367 schools.

Average tax refund in North Carolina ranks 10th lowest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in North Carolina ranked 41st among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

North Carolina posts 21st lowest property tax rate in new national study

North Carolina ranked 21st in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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

Alleghany 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.

Analysis: Mid-range earners in North Carolina rank 10th lowest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in North Carolina ranked 41stin the nat ion in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

North Carolina ranks 14th highest for state-imposed gas taxes

North Carolina finished 14th in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: zip code 28480 in Wrightsville Beach has 18th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 28480 zip code area was 465 in the third quarter of 2018, an 11-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: North Carolina ranks 34th most reliant on federal aid

North Carolina finished 34th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

Analysis: North Carolina ranks 7th best on unemployment insurances taxes

North Carolina finished seventh in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

Analysis: North Carolina ranks 3rd best in corporate tax study

North Carolina finished third in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly corporate income tax structures.

Analysis: North Carolina ranks 16th best in state income tax study

North Carolina finished 16th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.

Analysis: Duke University ranked most selective of North Carolina schools

Duke University was ranked the most exclusive school in North Carolina, according to a new study by the website 24/7 Wall St. that examines acceptance rates and characteristics of university students nationwide.

Analysis: 15 North Carolina medical centers ranked among top U.S. hospitals

Fifthteen North Carolina medical centers were listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients.

Analysis: North Carolina ranks 20th best in sales tax study

North Carolina finished 20th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

Analysis: North Carolina has 26th highest average credit card debt

North Carolina finished 26th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

Analysis: North Carolina ranks 33rd best on property tax study

North Carolina finished 33rd in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly property tax structures.

Analysis: North Carolina's Forsyth County has 63rd highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in the North Carolina's Forsyth County was more than 3,000 in the third quarter of 2018, a a 222-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: North Carolina House members rank 16th most frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from North Carolina ranked 16th lowest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

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.

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