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Analysis: Washington University in St. Louis business school ranked nation’s 26th best

Washington University in St. Louis' Olin Business School ranked in a tie for 26th 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 Missouri ranks 18th highest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in Missouri ranked 18th among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Missouri posts 27th lowest property tax rate in new national study

Missouri ranked 27th in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Putnam County has fastest growing local economy in Missouri

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

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Missouri rank 21st highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Missouri ranked 21st in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Missouri ranks 2nd lowest for state-imposed gas taxes

Missouri finished 49th in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: zip code 64128 in Kansas City has 17th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 64128 zip code area was 888 in the third quarter of 2018, an 11-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Missouri ranks 10th most reliant on federal aid

Missouri finished 10th 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: Missouri ranks 8th best on unemployment insurances taxes

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

Analysis: Missouri ranks 4th best in corporate tax study

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

Analysis: Missouri ranks 25th best in state income tax study

Missouri finished 25th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.

Analysis: Washington University in St. Louis ranked most selective of Missouri schools

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

Analysis: 3 Missouri medical centers ranked among top U.S. hospitals

Three Missouri medical centers were 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: Missouri ranks 25th best in sales tax study

Missouri finished 25th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

Analysis: Missouri has 35th highest average credit card debt

Missouri finished 35th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

Analysis: Missouri ranks 7th best on property tax study

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

Analysis: St. Louis has 3rd highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in St. Louis was more than 4,700 in the third quarter of 2018, a 2,535-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Missouri House members rank 28th most frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from Missouri ranked 28th lowest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Missouri ranks No. 27 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Missouri was rated 27th 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.

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