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Average teacher salaries in Louisiana rank 13th lowest in nation

The average Louisiana teacher’s 2018-19 salary is estimated to be $50,923, the 39th highest in the nation, according to annual rankings and estimates released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).

Analysis: Caddo Parish posts 103rd highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 511 properties in Caddo Parish started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 103rd highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Louisiana State University's engineering program ranks 106th best in the nation, study finds

Louisiana State University finished in a tie for 106th in a ranking of best engineering programs by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

9 Fred’s stores to close in Louisiana

The discount chain Fred’s Inc. will close 104 more underperforming stores, including nine stores in Louisiana, by the beginning of summer, the Memphis-based company said this week.

Analysis: Shreveport-Bossier City area posts 38th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 588 properties in the Shreveport-Bossier City area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 38th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Louisiana posts 19th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,008 properties in Louisiana started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 19th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for East Carroll Parish residents is highest in Louisiana

East Carroll Parish residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Louisiana, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: Louisiana ranks 15th lowest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in Louisiana ranked 36th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

Analysis: Tulane University business school ranked nation’s 63rd best

Tulane University's Freeman Business School ranked in a tie for 63rd 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 Louisiana ranks 9th highest in the nation

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

Louisiana posts 3rd lowest property tax rate in new national study

Louisiana ranked third in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Cameron Parish has fastest growing local economy in Louisiana

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

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Louisiana rank 11th lowest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Louisiana ranked 40th in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Louisiana ranks 8th lowest for state-imposed gas taxes

Louisiana finished 43rd in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: zip code 71101 in Shreveport has 46th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 71101 zip code area was 290 in the third quarter of 2018, a two-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Louisiana ranks 2nd most reliant on federal aid

Louisiana finished second 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: Louisiana ranks 4th best on unemployment insurances taxes

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

Analysis: Louisiana ranks 36th best in corporate tax study

Louisiana finished 36th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly corporate income tax structures.

Analysis: Louisiana ranks 32nd best in state income tax study

Louisiana finished 32nd in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.

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