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Acting Like The Majority Party (Robert Coon On Politics)
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Acting Like The Majority Party (Robert Coon On Politics)

Now that the August recess is over and members of Congress are back at work, GOP leaders in the House of Representatives are finding themselves in a familiar situation - infighting within the caucus. As the minority party in Washington, some level of internal conflict is expected, but will the GOP be able to coalesce if they win majority of the Senate this November?
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Arkansas Households Receiving Public Assistance Drops

The percentage of households in the United States receiving public assistance — welfare — stood at 2.9 percent in 2012, the most recent data available, the same as in 2011. In Arkansas, 2.7 percent of households received public assistance in 2012, compared with 2.8 percent in 2011.
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Challenges of Family Ownership (Rudy Ortiz Expert Advice)

The irony of family business is that the same characteristics that can lead to their successes can also contribute to their demise. These competing characteristics include family trust, founder independence and tenacity, and extensive product knowledge. It is important to review each of these in fuller detail to understand the challenges family businesses face.
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Fort Smith Leads ATBI in Second Quarter of 2014

For the second quarter of 2014, Fort Smith remained the leading city on the Arkansas Tech Business Index.
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Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Up to 6.3 Percent in August

For the first time in 10 months, and the first time this year, Arkansas' unemployment rate increased from the previous month. read more >

Arkansas' Higher Education Enrollment Down 1 Percent

The number of students enrolled in higher education is down 1 percent from a year ago, according to enrollment numbers on the 11th day of classes. read more >

Acting Like The Majority Party (Robert Coon On Politics)

Now that the August recess is over and members of Congress are back at work, GOP leaders in the House of Representatives are finding themselves in a familiar situation - infighting within the caucus. As the minority party in Washington, some level of internal conflict is expected, but will the GOP be able to coalesce if they win majority of the Senate this November? read more >

Arkansas Households Receiving Public Assistance Drops

The percentage of households in the United States receiving public assistance — welfare — stood at 2.9 percent in 2012, the most recent data available, the same as in 2011. In Arkansas, 2.7 percent of households received public assistance in 2012, compared with 2.8 percent in 2011. read more >

Challenges of Family Ownership (Rudy Ortiz Expert Advice)

The irony of family business is that the same characteristics that can lead to their successes can also contribute to their demise. These competing characteristics include family trust, founder independence and tenacity, and extensive product knowledge. It is important to review each of these in fuller detail to understand the challenges family businesses face. read more >

East-Harding Makes Kathy Robinson New CFO (Movers & Shakers)

Kathy Robinson has been promoted to chief financial officer for East-Harding Construction of Little Rock. She was formerly controller and has worked for East-Harding for more than 10 years. read more >

Dr. Dean Kumpuris To Receive Vision Award from World Services for the Blind

Dr. Dean Kumpuris of Little Rock is being recognized for his support of various downtown development projects by the World Services for the Blind Foundation. read more >

Fort Smith Leads ATBI in Second Quarter of 2014

For the second quarter of 2014, Fort Smith remained the leading city on the Arkansas Tech Business Index. read more >