Trends & Analysis

Like It Or Not, Money Talks (Robert Coon on Politics)
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Like It Or Not, Money Talks (Robert Coon on Politics)

TV ad spending in the Arkansas Senate race is approaching $20 million, with the largest portion coming from outside groups on both sides. While outside spending has become a popular target for criticism, following the money can provide political observers with an inside look at where races are heading.
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Mike & Asa, Reloaded (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson have been locked in a competitive battle for governor. Personality, particularly the reinvention of Hutchinson, has been an influential factor in the race and may, more than any issue, affect its outcome.
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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.
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US Existing Home Sales Rise in September

U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.
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US Existing Home Sales Rise in September

U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday. read more >

Census Says Higher Salaries Follow Advanced Degrees

Average wages generally are higher for occupations requiring more education, though they don't always track exactly. read more >

Tom Cotton and Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

If you care about these things, you know that last week I interrupted Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., during his so-called “debate” against three opponents in the race for U.S. Senate in order to ask him to actually address my question. read more >

EPA Proposals Threaten Arkansas (Jason Rapert Commentary)

Arkansas is fortunate to have among the lowest electricity prices in the nation. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency's newest proposed carbon rule poses a grave threat to our ability to produce electricity affordably and reliably, and that spells bad news for homeowners and business owners across the state. read more >

Themes Same, Tone New in Arkansas Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Based on their back-to-back televised debates, the hotly contested race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton boils down to one question: Do voters hate President Barack Obama or billionaires more? read more >

Like It Or Not, Money Talks (Robert Coon on Politics)

TV ad spending in the Arkansas Senate race is approaching $20 million, with the largest portion coming from outside groups on both sides. While outside spending has become a popular target for criticism, following the money can provide political observers with an inside look at where races are heading. read more >

What's Your Story? (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

If you could, like Shakespeare's Henry V, walk anonymously in the hallways and meeting rooms of your business, what stories would you hear? Are they focused on historical challenges or on where the company is headed? Are they stories about what the organization can create or on limitations and problems from historical habits or even failures? read more >