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Massachusetts ranks No. 2 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Massachusetts was rated second 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.

Analysis: Massachusetts ranked 34th most affected by government shutdown

Massachusetts ranked No. 34 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Boston ranks 16th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

Boston ranks 16th 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 Massachusetts

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 13 stores in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts ranked No. 29 in 2019 business climate index

Massachusetts finished at No. 29 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.

Analysis: Massachusetts posts lowest drop in food stamps participants

Massachusetts ranked No. 49 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: Massachusetts not on track to tax online sales

Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts posted 16th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Massachusetts ranked No. 16 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Massachusetts posted 29th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Massachusetts ranked No. 29 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Massachusetts gets ‘F’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Massachusetts ranked No. 46 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Massachusetts ranked No. 27 in average charitable giving

Massachusetts residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $5,813 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Massachusetts has 10th lowest home vacancy rate in nation

Massachusetts posted the 10th lowest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Massachusetts’ population rose 0.6% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Massachusetts’ population increased by 38,903, or 0.6 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

College wrestling earned $1.3 million for Massachusetts schools in 2016

Harvard University wrestling brought in $14,684 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Massachusetts that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Analysis: Home affordability in Suffolk County tanks

Suffolk County had the lowest home affordability index in Massachusetts in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Endicott College fields most volleyball players in Massachusetts

Endicott College ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

14 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in Massachusetts default on student loans

At Fine Mortuary College, 19 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Massachusetts gets score of 52 on financial transparency

Massachusetts earned subpar marks for its system of making annual budgetary data available to residents, according to a study by the Chicago-based policy institute Truth in Accounting (TIA).

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