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Lingering Limbo: Businesses Uncertain About Tax Law Impact

Lingering Limbo: Businesses Uncertain About Tax Law Impact

Five months after massive federal tax changes became law, many small business owners still don't know whether they'll be winners or losers.
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Arkansas' April Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

For the third consecutive month, Arkansas recorded the same jobless rate, and that rate is below the U.S. rate.
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Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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Startups, Manufacturers Want City to Invest in Workforce Development

Conway-area employers need talent, and the community should tell young people that they can snag high-paying jobs without a college degree, business owners and educators said during the Outlook Conway event this week. read more >

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B This article is available only in print.

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue. read more >

As Stodola Steps Aside, It's Time to Rethink Schools, Governance (Blake Rutherford Commentary)

The possibility to become a bourgeoning city of the new and progressive American South rests at Little Rock's feet. It is time for our city to reach beyond its farthest branch. read more >

Help Wanted, Desperately, Behind the Wheel

Butch Rice, the president and CEO of Stallion Transportation Group of Beebe, has been preaching about the driver shortage for years. But it's growing worse, he says. read more >

Two Editors Lost In a Battered Industry

The Denver Post and the Log Cabin Democrat lost splendid editors this month, both exemplars of Arkansas journalism and former newsroom colleagues of mine. read more >

Winrock's Commitment to Innovation Hub Questioned

Former employees, including the executive director who resigned in February, fear the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is bound for financial failure two years after merging with Winrock International, but Winrock insists the doomsayers don't know what they are talking about. read more >

Arkansas Food Has Champion in Kat Robinson

By leveraging her education and professional experience, Kat Robinson has marketed her stories about Arkansas food and restaurants with great success. read more >

In Trucking, Al Heringer IV Finds His Star Route

Al Heringer IV, former Razorback and chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association, looks at the industry's impact, and lessons learned. read more >

Ozark Candies & Nuts Buys Land For New Facility

Ozark Candies & Nuts plans to move its operations from a 1,851-SF building at 6311 Kelly Road on 1.44 acres in North Little Rock, a location where it doesn't have a retail store. read more >

Leachville Staffing Firm Gets Square with Labor Department

The U.S. Department of Labor says an Arkansas staffing company paid more than $708,000 to settle Fair Labor Standards Act violations — but one of the company's owners says he's not heard from the department about its investigation. read more >

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