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TAX FOUNDATION

2014 State Business Tax Climate Index

The Tax Foundation's 2014 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states' tax systems compare.The 10 best states in this year's Index are: Wyoming, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Florida, Washington, Montana, New Hampshire, Utah, Indiana.

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Forbes

The Best Cities For Raising A Family

Forbes' Tom Van Riper reports comments on the list of America's family-friendliest metros. Here's how they did it: Forbes ranked America’s 100 largest metro areas on median household income (data from Census Bureau), Cost of Living Index (Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness), housing affordability (the percentage of homes in the area affordable to those making the local median income – NAHB/Wells Fargo WFC +0.64%), the percentage of residents who own their homes (Census Bureau) average commuting delays (Texas Transportation Institute), crime rate rankings (FBI via CQ Press) and local school quality (greatschools.org).

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