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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.

Analysis: Tulane University ranked most selective of Louisiana schools

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

Analysis: A Louisiana medical center ranked among top U.S. hospitals

A Louisiana medical center was 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: Louisiana ranks worst in sales tax study

Louisiana finished 50th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

Analysis: Louisiana has 28th highest average credit card debt

Louisiana finished 28th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

Analysis: Louisiana ranks 32nd best on property tax study

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

Analysis: Louisiana's Caddo County has 23rd highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in the Louisiana's Caddo County was more than 2,700 in the third quarter of 2018, a a 48-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Louisiana House members rank 32nd most frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from Louisiana ranked 32nd lowest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Louisiana ranks No. 47 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Louisiana was rated fifth worst 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: Louisiana ranked 24th most affected by government shutdown

Louisiana ranked No. 24 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: New Orleans ranks 10th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts.

New Orleans ranks 10th 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.

Charlotte Russe files Chapter 11; will close 94 stores in U.S., including 2 in Louisiana

Charlotte Russe Holdings Corporation, the parent company for women’s clothing retailer Charlotte Russe, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday and announced that it intends to close two of its nine stores in Louisiana.

Louisiana ranked No. 44 in 2019 business climate index

Louisiana finished at No. 44 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.

Shreveport-Bossier City area has 13th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas.

The number of vacant homes in the Shreveport-Bossier City area was more than 3,600 in the third quarter of 2018, a 557-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Louisiana posts 35th highest drop in food stamps participants

Louisiana ranked No. 35 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: Louisiana not on track to tax online sales

Louisiana is not 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: Louisiana posted 37th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Louisiana ranked No. 37 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

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