Trends & Analysis

US Average Mortgage Rates at 7-Year Highs

US Average Mortgage Rates at 7-Year Highs

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, continuing at their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season.
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Rescue The Rep (Rett Tucker Commentary)

The bottom line is that The Rep is critical to our city's cultural and arts development, but it is also vital to our economic development.
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A Sigh of Relief (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Like many of Candidate Trump's promises — from a big, beautiful wall that Mexico will pay for to better health insurance for everyone at a fraction of the cost — his promise to control prescription costs was long on curb appeal and short on structure. A Potemkin drugstore, as it were.
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For CEOs, $11.7M Per Year Is Just Middle of the Pack

Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. read more >

US Average Mortgage Rates at 7-Year Highs

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, continuing at their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season. read more >

US Sales of New Homes Slipped 1.5 Percent in April

Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April as buying plunged in the West. read more >

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. read more >

A Sigh of Relief (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Like many of Candidate Trump's promises — from a big, beautiful wall that Mexico will pay for to better health insurance for everyone at a fraction of the cost — his promise to control prescription costs was long on curb appeal and short on structure. A Potemkin drugstore, as it were. read more >

Rescue The Rep (Rett Tucker Commentary)

The bottom line is that The Rep is critical to our city's cultural and arts development, but it is also vital to our economic development. read more >

5 Tips for Boosting Employee Well-Being (Chris Martland Expert Advice)

To help employers support their employees' health goals, here are five “Cs” that may drive engagement and create a successful well-being program. read more >

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. read more >