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Arkansas Electrical Engineers Ride a Power Surge

Arkansas Electrical Engineers Ride a Power Surge

Arkansas' college programs in electrical engineering are thriving, with enrollment up over the past 10 years in all of the state's accredited programs.
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Investor Angst Boils at NanoMech

If Jim Phillips had a New Year's resolution to get NanoMech's financial house in order during 2019, that aspiration didn't survive the first day. And now a key creditor has implied it wants Phillips gone as chairman and CEO of the lubricant manufacturer.
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Everybody, and Nobody, Is Talking About YouTube

Pedophile comments attached to YouTube videos featuring children pushed multimillion-dollar advertisers like AT&T, Disney, Hasbro and Nestle to halt commercials on the Google-owned video website.
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Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

The statistical reality of the the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime proposal is that Arkansas employees earn lower wages than much of the country, meaning Arkansas employers are more likely than employers in other parts of the country to feel the effects of an increase. read more >

Gender Equity Award Winner Windstream Learns From New Assessment

A “deeper dive” into gender equity, inclusivity and diversity was already underway at Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock when the publicly traded telecommunications firm filled out the new “gender equity scorecard” that netted it the inaugural award. read more >

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

Arkansas ranks in the bottom 11 states in terms of the “economic clout” of women-owned businesses, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express. (Eleven states were included because of ties.) read more >

Windstream Narrows Losses in 4Q, Fiscal Year

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Endeavor of New York City has received a $2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation that will help it launch a new office in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Magna IV Enhances USPS 'Informed Delivery' to Get Results

Magna IV of Little Rock is helping its direct mail clients get more bang for their buck with “Informed Delivery,” a service offered free by the U.S. Postal Service to both consumers and mailers like Magna IV. read more >

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A Little Rock company that originally planned to offer medical marijuana consumers a cashless method for filling their prescriptions has broadened its scope to include financing for marijuana-related businesses. read more >

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