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Analysis: University of Arkansas athletes No. 1 in state for economic impact

University of Arkansas sports programs brought in $280,028 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the most sports revenue of any school in Arkansas that year, according to an Arkansas Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Analysis: Arkansas posted 8th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Arkansas ranked No. 8 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Arkansas posted 25th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Arkansas ranked No. 25 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Arkansas posted 15th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Arkansas ranked No. 15 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.

Arkansas gets ‘C’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Arkansas ranked No. 17 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).

Arkansas ranked No. 2 in average charitable giving

Arkansas residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $10,935 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Arkansas has 19th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Arkansas posted the 19th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Arkansas’s population rose 0.4% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Arkansas’s population increased by 10,828, or 0.4 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Little Rock 51% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Little Rock is $198.80, 51 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

College wrestling earned $1.5 million for Arkansas schools in 2016

Lyon College wrestling brought in $20,013 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Arkansas that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Analysis: Faulkner County has lowest home affordability in state

Faulkner County posted the lowest home affordability index in Akansas, according to an analysis of 432 counties nationwide by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Faulkner among counties with worst home affordability

Faulkner County ranked No. 247 on a list of U.S. counties with the worst home affordability index, according to an analysis of 432 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

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