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Accountants on Arkansas Campuses Find Numbers in Their Favor

Accountants on Arkansas Campuses Find Numbers in Their Favor

The chairman of the accounting department at Arkansas State University says there will always be a place for accountants in the business world, no matter how high-tech business becomes.
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Harding Professor Phil Brown's 4 Ways Arkansas Companies Can Keep Accounting Recruits

Phil Brown is a professor and co-chair of the Harding University Accounting & Finance Department at Searcy.
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Little Rock City Director-elect Capi Peck Says Politics, Restaurants Comparable

Earlier this month, Capi Peck, owner and operator of Trio's Restaurant, won her race for Ward 4 on the Little Rock Board of Directors.
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Post-Castro, Cubans Can Look Forward to the Future (Ed Kardas Commentary)

d Kardas, a professor at Southern Arkansas University who was part of a delegation to the University of Artemisa in Cuba last week, writes about the impact of Fidel Castro's death. read more >

Contractors Cite Job Losses, Hope for Infrastructure Investment

The Associated General Contractors of America says Little Rock metropolitan area placed fourth out of 358 metros nationwide in construction jobs lost between October 2015 and October 2016. read more >

Delta Regional Authority, Governor Announce $26M in Investments

The Delta Regional Authority, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and their federal and local partners announced Monday nearly $26 million in new investments that will create or retain an estimated 650 jobs. read more >

Priced as Marked (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Mean Wage in Arkansas $62K for Accountants and Auditors

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Tianyuan Garment Factory Turns Tide: 400 Jobs ‘Reshored' to Little Rock

A Chinese garment maker's plan to spend $20 million building a factory in Little Rock is an example of a manufacturing phenomenon that is picking up steam as automation begins to wash out the labor cost advantage that for decades enticed manufacturers to move overseas. read more >

Reggie Hill Joins University of the Ozarks Management (Movers & Shakers)

Reggie Hill has been hired as assistant vice president for advancement and director of enrollment management at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville. read more >

US Court Blocks Overtime Expansion Pay Rule for 4M

A federal court on Tuesday blocked implementation of a rule imposed by President Barack Obama's administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1. read more >

Jason Rapert Named CEO of ULockIt Security Devices

ULockIt Security Devices of Conway announced Monday the appointment of Jason Rapert as its CEO. The company said it's also looking at expanding sales nationwide. read more >

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