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Analysis: Richland County has fastest growing local economy in Montana

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

University of Montana ranks 115th best in the nation for law schools, study finds

University of Montana finished in a tie for 115th in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

Walmart rated top employer in Montana, study finds

Walmart employs 4,622 workers in Montana, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Montana ranks 24th highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Montana finished 24th 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.

Montana finishes 29th on best state ranking

Montana was ranked the 29th 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 Montana rank 28th highest in nation

The average Montana teacher’s 2018-19 salary is estimated to be $54,034, the 28th highest in the nation, according to annual rankings and estimates released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).

Analysis: Montana State University's engineering program ranks 148th best in the nation, study finds

Montana State University finished in a tie for 148th in a ranking of best engineering programs by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

OfficeMax store to close in Montana

Thirty-six stores owned by Office Depot Inc., including a store in Montana, are holding liquidation sales as they prepare to close their doors, according to a report in Business Insider.

Analysis: Montana posts 3rd lowest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 3,386 properties in Montana started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 48th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Big Horn County residents is highest in Montana

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

Analysis: State and local tax burden in Montana is 3rd lowest in U.S.

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

Analysis: Montana ranks 23rd highest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in Montana ranked 23rd in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

Average tax refund in Montana ranks the lowest in the nation

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

Montana posts 20th lowest property tax rate in new national study

Montana ranked 20th in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Golden Valley County has fastest growing local economy in Montana

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

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Montana rank 19th highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Montana ranked 19th in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Montana ranks 20th highest for state-imposed gas taxes

Montana finished 20th in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: zip code 59401 in Great Falls has 2,365th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 59401 zip code area was 141 in the third quarter of 2018, a three-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Montana ranks 6th most reliant on federal aid

Montana finished sixth 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: Montana ranks 21st best on unemployment insurances taxes

Montana finished 21st in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

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