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Consumer Certainty and Voter Veracity (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Consumer Certainty and Voter Veracity (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Made plans for London yet? The cost of staying, eating and buying goods and services there is now cheaper due to the weaker British pound and stronger U.S. dollar. All because the United Kingdom — comprising England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — voted to leave the European Union.
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US Services Firms Grew in June at Fastest Pace in 7 Months

U.S. services firms expanded last month at the fastest pace since November, good news for the U.S. economy.
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Feds Finger Fort Smith Family in Food Stamp Fraud

The feds recently accused a father-and-son pair who owns several Fort Smith convenience stores of running an elaborate food stamp fraud that involved 94 beneficiaries.
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Parkview Medical Building Changes Hands in $5M Deal

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Banker Randy Scott Plays Part on East Arkansas Farm Team

Randy Scott is the president and chief operating officer of Farmers Bank & Trust in Blytheville. A 26-year veteran of banking, he has worked the last 16 years at Farmers. read more >

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Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door. read more >

North Little Rock Apartment Land Draws $2.8M Sale (Real Deals)

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased the undeveloped 64.5-acre tract adjoining Foothills Apartments at 2401 Lakeview Road. read more >

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More than 100 people, including more than 20 mayors from across the state, attended Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola's first Mayor's Summit on Entrepreneurship on Friday. read more >

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Development Center Gets $200,000 Grant

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center gets a $200,000 grant to provide consulting services to entrepreneurs seeking funding through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. read more >

Chip's Barbeque Falls Off Grill with Bankruptcy

Chip's Barbeque of Little Rock recently closed and filed for bankruptcy protection, listing $400,000 in debts. read more >

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area's infrastructure. read more >

Colony West Apartments Draw $6.3 Million Sale (Real Deals)

A 126-unit apartment complex in west Little Rock weighed in at $6.3 million, and a Heights retail project tipped the scales at $1.34 million. read more >

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