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Dozen Lawyers File Appeal in Holmes Sanction

Dozen Lawyers File Appeal in Holmes Sanction

The 12 plaintiffs' attorneys who were found to have abused the court system in their manipulation of a controversial class-action case maintain they didn't do anything wrong in the handling of the case, according to a brief filed last week.
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No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.
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In Little Rock, Chase Economist Finds Economic Recovery Going Well

"We're not in crisis; we're getting back on our feet," economist Jim Glassman told business professionals Wednesday at an economic outlook luncheon.
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Our Health Care System Is Stupid (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

There are still so many problems with the health care industry in our country that every week seems to bring fresh outrage.
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Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results. read more >

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension. read more >

Construction Contractors Team With Pulaski Tech with Free Training Class to Fill Spots

More companies are embracing the notion that on-the-job training is good business. Under that banner, members of the central Arkansas construction community are banding together to fill employment gaps in their ranks. read more >

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say. read more >

$2.8 Million Transaction Visits LR's Legacy Hotel (Real Deals)

SHG Management LLC, led by Kishan Patel, bought the 86-room Legacy Hotel at 625 W. Capitol Ave. The seller is Southern Comfort Inns Inc., led by Amin Amarshi. read more >

Arkansas Drivers Merge Well with Others in a Roundabout Way

With their record of fewer accidents, the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department says more roundabouts are on the way. read more >

St. Bernards OB-GYN Associates Hires Physician Drew Dunham (Movers & Shakers)

Dunham, a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Louis University School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health. read more >

Prevention Efforts Save Arkansas Hospitals $27M

Reducing patient injuries at 48 Arkansas hospitals has saved $27 million in one year, according to a report released last month. read more >

Maumelle Townhomes Attract $8.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

EIIC LLC, led by Jean Eiler, purchased 61 townhomes in The Villas at Audubon near the northwest corner of Audubon and Club Manor drives. read more >

Future Bank of the Ozarks HQ Site Draws Deals Totaling $12M-Plus (Real Deals)

Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc. acquired about 46.2 acres of mostly undeveloped property for a corporate campus in west Little Rock. read more >

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