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Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

Metroplan last month released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” which examines what it calls “the new economy” in central Arkansas in the aftermath of the Great Recession.
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Harp's Sells Flagship Grocery Store in Springdale

Harp's Food Stores Inc. of Springdale has sold its flagship store at 2894 W. Sunset Ave., which sits in front of its corporate headquarters.
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Good Luck With That (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The news that new vehicles, especially SUVs, are flying off the dealers' lots fills me with mixed emotions. If people were using the fuel savings to replace an older car with a more fuel-efficient model, it could make sense even when fuel prices inevitably rise again.
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