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Helena-West Helena ranks the poorest of Arkansas towns, study finds

Helena-West Helena was ranked the poorest town in Arkansas in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: Arkansas is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Arkansas, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

Arkansas ranks 45th in hospital safety analysis

Arkansas finished 45th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

Phillips County ranks the poorest of Arkansas counties, study finds

Phillips County was ranked the poorest county in Arkansas in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Benton County has fastest growing local economy in Arkansas

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

Rep. Crawford: 'USMCA would be welcome news for Arkansas' economy'

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will directly benefit Arkansas, according to Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas).

Rep. Bruce Westerman: 'USMCA would provide certainty in our markets'

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas) urged Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), saying it affords businesses the ability to plan for the future.

Arkansas ranks 12th lowest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Arkansas finished 41st 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.

Arkansas finishes in the bottom 10 on best state ranking

Arkansas was ranked the 45th 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.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Phillips County residents is highest in Arkansas

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

Analysis: State and local tax burden in Arkansas is 29th lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for Arkansas ranks 29th in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Arkansas ranks 34th highest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in Arkansas ranked 34th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

Average tax refund in Arkansas ranks 32nd highest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in Arkansas ranked 32nd among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Commentary: The case for the F-15EX fighter jet

America depends on airpower to deter, and if deterrence fails, to fight and win. A key element of America’s airpower is the fighter force.

Arkansas posts 10th lowest property tax rate in new national stud

Arkansas ranked 10th in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Van Buren County has fastest growing local economy in Arkansas

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

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Arkansas rank 30th highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Arkansas ranked 30th in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

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