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Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)
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Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.
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US Builders Increase Home Construction in April

Builders ramped up construction of new homes in April, suggesting that the market remains solid despite sluggish economic growth at the beginning of the year.
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Session Sets Stage for Later Fight on Road Funding (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

No matter what happens when Arkansas lawmakers meet this week to take up the governor's highway funding plan, one thing is clear: This won't be the end of the debate over how to pay for the state's road needs.
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Central Arkansas Retail Space Vacancy Rate Drops

The vacancy rate for retail space in central Arkansas stood at 4.7 percent in first-quarter 2016, compared with 4.8 percent in fourth-quarter 2015, according to Xceligent Inc. of Independence, Missouri, a provider of information and reports on area real estate.
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Bathroom Debate Could Roil 2017 Arkansas Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

The Arkansas Legislature avoided a fight during its special session on highways over which restrooms transgender people could use, but lawmakers on both side of the issue say it'll certainly be on the agenda when they return to the Capitol next year. read more >

Industrial Space Vacancy Rate Drops

The vacancy rate for the industrial real estate market in central Arkansas stood at 10.7 percent in first-quarter 2016, compared with 11 percent in fourth-quarter 2015. read more >

Arkansas Employment at Record High, Unemployment at 3.9 Percent

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point, from 4.1 percent in March to 3.9 percent in April, according to the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare. read more >

Arkansas Consumer Sentiment Continues to Climb

The current consumer sentiment index for Arkansas is 84.9, up from 77.8 in September, according to the spring 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey, released Tuesday. read more >

US Builders Increase Home Construction in April

Builders ramped up construction of new homes in April, suggesting that the market remains solid despite sluggish economic growth at the beginning of the year. read more >

Session Sets Stage for Later Fight on Road Funding (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

No matter what happens when Arkansas lawmakers meet this week to take up the governor's highway funding plan, one thing is clear: This won't be the end of the debate over how to pay for the state's road needs. read more >

Central Arkansas Retail Space Vacancy Rate Drops

The vacancy rate for retail space in central Arkansas stood at 4.7 percent in first-quarter 2016, compared with 4.8 percent in fourth-quarter 2015, according to Xceligent Inc. of Independence, Missouri, a provider of information and reports on area real estate. read more >