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Ex-Im Bank Chair: We're Here to Level Playing Field

Ex-Im Bank Chair: We're Here to Level Playing Field
Fred Hochberg (left), chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., and Power Technology Inc. VP William Burgess talk exports and PTI's new Illumina laser projection system during Hochberg's Tuesday tour of the PTI facility in Alexander.

In Little Rock Tuesday to speak at the Clinton School of Public Service and tour the Power Technology Inc. laser manufacturing facility in Alexander, U.S. Export-Import Bank chairman Fred Hochberg insisted his job is to level the playing field for American exporters, big and small.
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Blue Bell Expands Recall of Ice Cream Made at Oklahoma Plant

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Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon Set for May 8 in Fayetteville

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will present her regular Quarterly Business Analysis as a luncheon on Friday, May 8.
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