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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.

Advocates warn of China takeovers and transfer of technology

Advocates worried about the integrity of American agriculture and livestock production are warning the Chinese are in a position to acquire deep know-how and technology through company takeovers.

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.

Democrat congressional candidate Dan McCready denies investment in solar company he invested in

The North Carolina Republican Party is calling on Democrat congressional candidate Dan McCready "to answer tough questions" about solar investments by a company he co-owns that are under fire for jobs allegedly lost to China and U.S. exposure to national security threats; a company he now denies investing in.

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.

Budd: New North American trade deal would benefit dairy farmers in state, country

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd (R-North Carolina) says the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade would be a boon for his district and the country – if the deal gets brought for a vote in the House of Representatives.

Foxx 'optimistic' about impact USMCA trade deal would have on North Carolina

U.S Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) says she is optimistic about what the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement - which is currently stalled in Congress - would do for her state.

Walker: North Carolina could lose up to $1.4 billion in taxes if USMCA isn't passed

North Carolina would benefit from the proposed – but currently stalled – United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-North Carolina) says.

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.

Walmart rated top employer in North Carolina, study finds

Walmart employs 57,431 workers in North Carolina, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

2020 presidential hopeful Cory Booker slams Chinese-owned pork producers for exporting their pollution to the US

In a recent interview with vegan advocacy newsletter VegNews, U.S. Rep. Cory Booker (D-NJ) seems to be taking the plight of North Carolina hog farmers and their neighbors seriously.

North Carolina ranks 12th highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

North Carolina finished 12th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

North Carolina finishes 18th on best state ranking

North Carolina was ranked the 18th best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Congress should focus more on USMCA, less on 'partisan investigations,' Pence says during Union County stop

Democrats in Congress should focus more on the Trump administration's proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal and less on "partisan investigations" that "won’t create a single American job," Vice President Mike Pence said during a promotional stop in Union County this week.

Lawmakers say foreign owners of American farms could threaten national security

When China’s Shuanghui International Holdings purchased Smithfield Foods in 2013, experts showed concerns about how the deal would affect national security.

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