Innovation

ARK Challenge: Fair Share Data Swinging for Fences, Consumers
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ARK Challenge: Fair Share Data Swinging for Fences, Consumers

Fair Share Data aims to collect consumer purchasing data, for which businesses compete and ultimately benefitting consumers. Here's how it works: Consumers provide their banking information to Fair Share via secure form and future transactions are stored in a database. Fair Share monitors these transactions and uses them as leverage to get perks for their users.
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Asa Hutchinson to Energy Group: I'll 'Push Back' Against EPA

Arkansas gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson addressed the annual conference of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Friday afternoon in downtown Little Rock, and as expected the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon emission regulations were addressed.
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TiFiber Receives ASTA Funding for Development of Antibacterial Treatment

Fayetteville's TiFiber has received a $75,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority for further development of an antibacterial treatment.
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Mark Pryor Proposes National Energy Review at AAEA Conference

Mark Pryor provided opening remarks Friday morning at the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association's annual conference, Empowering Arkansas, held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Little Rock.
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