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Analysis: Norfolk County has fastest growing local economy in Massachusetts

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

Harvard University ranks 3rd best in the nation for law schools, study finds

Harvard University finished third in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

Partners Healthcare rated top employer in Massachusetts, study finds

Partners Healthcare employs 60,300 workers in Massachusetts, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Simmons College ranks 12th best for library studies, study finds

Simmons College finished in a tie for 12th in a ranking of best library and information studies programs by U.S. News that examined 51 campuses around the nation.

Massachusetts ranks 16th highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Massachusetts finished 16th 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.

Massachusetts finishes 8th on best state ranking

Massachusetts was ranked the eighth 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 Massachusetts rank 3rd highest in nation

The average Massachusetts teacher’s 2018-19 salary is estimated to be $80,357, the third highest in the nation, according to annual rankings and estimates released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).

Analysis: Hampden County posts 122nd highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 551 properties in Hampden County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 122nd highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Massachusetts Institute of Technology's engineering program ranks the best in the nation, study finds

Massachusetts Institute of Technology finished first in a ranking of best engineering programs by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: Barnstable Town area posts 154th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,251 properties in the Barnstable Town area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 154th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Massachusetts posts 20th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,042 properties in Massachusetts started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 20th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: University of Massachusetts-Worcester medical school ranks 15th best for primary care in the nation

University of Massachusetts-Worcester finished 15th in a ranking of best medical schools for primary care by U.S. News that examined 120 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Nantucket County residents is highest in Massachusetts

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

Analysis: Harvard University ranks the best for medical research in the nation, study finds

Harvard University finished first in a ranking of best medical schools for research by U.S. News that examined 120 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in Massachusetts is 26th lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for Massachusetts ranks 26th in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Massachusetts ranks 4th highest on state cigarette taxes

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

Analysis: Harvard University business school ranked nation’s 3rd best

Harvard University's business school ranked in a tie for third 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 Massachusetts ranks 13th highest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in Massachusetts ranked 13th among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Massachusetts posts 34th lowest property tax rate in new national study

Massachusetts ranked 34th in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Nantucket County has fastest growing local economy in Massachusetts

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

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