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Proposal to Raise Arkansas Minimum Wage Qualifies for Ballot

Proposal to Raise Arkansas Minimum Wage Qualifies for Ballot

A measure to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2021 has qualified for the November ballot.
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IRS Proposes Rules to Govern New Small Business Deduction

Small business owners have gotten more information about a new tax break many will get, with the IRS issuing proposed regulations that explain the deduction for qualified business income and which company owners can claim it.
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Your Duty To Your Employees (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Here's the thing: 401(k) plans managed with care, skill, prudence and diligence are as good for executives, who may be paying fees on higher balances, as for rank-and-file workers, who can't afford an expensive mistake.
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Allegiance Forms Alliance With Mississippi Firm This article is available only in print.

Allegiance, David Martin's reputation management, crisis communications and business development consultancy, is teaming up with Brick + Mortar of Tupelo, Mississippi, to help communities retain and increase sales tax revenues. read more >

Farm Owners Say They Were 'Hoodwinked' Over Convoluted Loan Process This article is available only in print.

A Springdale couple is suing the buyers, the real estate agent and the bank involved in the sale of their chicken farm, saying they were “hoodwinked” in the convoluted process. read more >

UA Professor, Startup Work to Cleanse the World's Water This article is available only in print.

Life comes down to water, and Lauren Greenlee is working on a project she hopes will one day make the world's water supply much cleaner. read more >

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Funeral Industry Board

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces his eight appointees to the new state Board of Embalmers, Funeral Directors, Cemeteries and Burial Services, which assumed oversight of the funeral industry on July 1. read more >

Fed Finds Inequality in Wealth Distribution Growing

The distribution of income and wealth in the United States has grown increasingly unequal, according to the Federal Reserve. read more >

Jonesboro, ASU Explore New Entertainment Corridor

Continuing its efforts to enhance the campus-community connection, Jonesboro is exploring ways to develop an entertainment corridor between its downtown district and Arkansas State. read more >

SPONSORED: The False Promise Of Search Engine Optimization

Limited resources could mean finding options for the the effective, but elusive, SEO in order to maximize return on investment. read more >

Open Jobs Outnumber US Unemployed for 3rd Straight Month

U.S. employers posted slightly more openings in June than the previous month, resulting in more available jobs than unemployed people for the third straight month, signaling a solid economy. read more >

Dry Cleaner Says Breach of Contract Won't Wash

An Arkadelphia businessman has filed a lawsuit in Washington County Circuit Court alleging that a Gravette man breached a contract when his company failed to follow through on a seven-digit property purchase. read more >

Training Workers for Today's Jobs (Editorial)

College is increasingly expensive and it's not for everyone. Meanwhile, high-paying jobs that don't require a college education are going unfilled. read more >

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