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Destrehan ranks the richest of Louisiana towns, study finds

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

Louisiana ranks 9th lowest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Louisiana finished 42nd in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

Louisiana ranks 35th highest for state tax collections per capita

Louisiana finished 35th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Bastrop ranks the poorest of Louisiana towns, study finds

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

By the Numbers: Louisiana is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Louisiana, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

By the Numbers: Louisiana State University ranks 69th best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

Louisiana State University 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 New Orleans ranks 139th best in the nation for its public affairs program, study finds

University of New Orleans finished in a tie for 139th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best public affairs schools by U.S. News that examined 285 campuses around the nation.

Louisiana ranks 11th in hospital safety analysis

Louisiana finished 11th 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.

Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge ranks 93rd best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge finished in a tie for 93rd in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Claiborne County ranks the poorest of Louisiana counties, study finds

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

Analysis: Ascension Parish has fastest growing local economy in Louisiana

Ascension 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.

Tulane University ranks 52nd best in the nation for law schools, study finds

Tulane University finished in a tie for 52nd in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge ranks 37th for library studies, study finds

Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge finished in a tie for 37th in a ranking of best library and information studies programs by U.S. News that examined 51 campuses around the nation.

Louisiana finishes in the bottom 10 on best state ranking

Louisiana was ranked the 50th 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.

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.

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