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Where Medical Marijuana Collides With Worker Safety

Where Medical Marijuana Collides With Worker Safety

Two conflicting trends are hitting the United States: a continuing shortage of qualified or willing candidates for truck driving jobs, and the increasing state-level legalization of medical or recreational marijuana.
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Little Rock Conference, Awards Honor Green Builders

The U.S. Green Building Council is honoring Arkansas companies this week with awards for energy efficiency and environmental design, including the annual Arkansas Green Tie Awards.
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Recent Real Estate Deals Total $2.3M

Recent transactions include a mobile home park, office-warehouse, industrial and retail project.
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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.6 in August

Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Nominate Now for the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Arkansas Business is once again seeking nominations of the state's most outstanding businesses, business executives and nonprofit organizations for its Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. read more >

UA Little Rock College's Auditorium Named For Thomas Schueck

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named the auditorium of its Donaghey College of Engineering & Information Technology in honor of Thomas Schueck, founder and chairman of steel company Lexicon Inc. of Little Rock. read more >

Report: Machines to Handle More Than Half Workplace Tasks by 2025

More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Monday that highlights the speed with which the labor market will change in coming years. read more >

Sylvia Blain to Lead Arkansas Brewers Guild (Movers & Shakers)

Sylvia Blain has been hired as the first executive director of the Arkansas Brewers Guild. read more >

Bridging the Skills Gap (Margaret A. Ellibee Commentary)

Throughout the U.S., and right here at home in Arkansas, it is the "middle skills" that are in demand. And it is those same middle skills that also constitute the dreaded skills gap. read more >

Small Businesses Not Keeping with Larger Companies in Hiring

Economist Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics, which analyzes data provided by ADP's customers, attributes the slower small-business hiring to owners' struggles to find qualified workers for their open positions. read more >

China Promises Retaliation If US Imposes More Tariffs

China on Monday promised retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports for penalties. read more >

Sauce Startup Stirs Up $130K Investment

NatureSauce LLC has raised $130,000 to launch a line of sauces. read more >

Tech Center Revamp Helps Hytrol Convey Strengths

Hytrol, which employs close to 1,200 and is the largest conveyor manufacturer in North America, dedicated its renovated, 45,000-SF Technology Center on Aug. 28, marking the occasion with an open house, tours and an assemblage of local leaders. read more >

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