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Virginia has 24th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Virginia finished in a tie for 24th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers: Virginia not among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Arlington ranks the most fittest U.S. city, study finds

Arlington finished first on a 2019 fitness index analyzing the 100 largest U.S. cities.

Virginia ranks 21st highest for pass-through business tax rates, study finds

Virginia finished in a tie for 21st in a Tax Foundation analysis of tax rates levied on pass-through businesses.

1 Sears store to close in Virginia

Transform Holdco LLC will close 26 Sears or Kmart stores nationwide, including one Sears store in Virginia as the company seeks to return to profitability.

Virginia ranks 14th for rental car tax rates, study finds

Virginia finished in a tie for 14th in a Tax Foundation analysis of effective car rental excise taxes – ranked from highest to lowest.

Dollar’s value in Virginia ranks 38th highest among the 50 states, study finds

Virginia finished in a tie for 38th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of relative purchasing power within each state.

Petersburg ranks the most dangerous of Virginia cities, study finds

Petersburg was ranked the most dangerous city in Virginia in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining cities with at least 20,000 in population that posted the highest violent crime rates per state.

Virginia ranks 17th best for police officers, study finds

Virginia was ranked 17th in a WalletHub.com study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work.

Congressman Rob Wittman quiet on USMCA

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton quiet on USMCA

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger quiet on USMCA

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

Great Falls ranks the richest of Virginia towns, study finds

Great Falls was ranked the richest town in Virginia in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Virginia ranks 23rd highest for state tax collections per capita

Virginia finished 23rd in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Bensley ranks the poorest of Virginia towns, study finds

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

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

Twenty-nine states, including Virginia, 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.

By the Numbers: Virginia Commonwealth University ranks 2nd best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

Virginia Commonwealth University finished in a tie for second in a peer-assessment ranking of the best fine arts schools by U.S. News that examined 229 campuses around the nation in areas such as graphic design and painting.

By the Numbers: University of Virginia ranks 39th best in the nation for its public affairs program, study finds

University of Virginia finished in a tie for 39th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best public affairs schools by U.S. News that examined 285 campuses around the nation.

Virginia ranks 2nd in hospital safety analysis

Virginia finished second 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.

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