Trends & Analysis

U.S. Reports Zero Bank Failures in 2018

U.S. Reports Zero Bank Failures in 2018

In the period 2001-18, the number of U.S. bank failures reached their zenith in 2010, when 157 banks collapsed.
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On the Opioid Beat (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It turns out that more careful prescribing guidelines don't fix pre-existing dependency, and illegal replacements are even more deadly.
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State Unemployment Unchanged at 3.6 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in December and unchanged from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.
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Small Business Optimism Showing Early Signs of Slippage

The fears of a slowing economy that sent stocks falling the past few months may be spreading to small business owners who have been quite optimistic in recent years. read more >

On the Opioid Beat (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It turns out that more careful prescribing guidelines don't fix pre-existing dependency, and illegal replacements are even more deadly. read more >

U.S. Reports Zero Bank Failures in 2018

In the period 2001-18, the number of U.S. bank failures reached their zenith in 2010, when 157 banks collapsed. read more >

State Unemployment Unchanged at 3.6 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in December and unchanged from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Report: Job Growth, Telecom Sector Shakeup Encouraging

Central Arkansas is experiencing an intense demand for workers, while its low unemployment rate — just 3 percent in September — remains a bright spot in a slow-growing regional economy, according to a Metroplan report. read more >

It's Not Too Late to Save Money on 2018 Business Taxes

Small business owners who are uneasy about their 2018 taxes might find they can save some money even though the year is over. Here are three ways you can chip away at your tax bill. read more >

Health Insurance Premiums Continued to Rise in 2018

The average annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health insurance reached $19,616 in 2018, an increase of 5 percent. read more >

Party Like It's 1919 (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Greeting the new year with a listing of anniversaries to note in 2019, I was slightly horrified by how many “historic” events seem fairly recent. read more >