Trends & Analysis

An Investor's Look at Medical Cannabis Opportunities in the Heartland (Erika Gee Commentary)

An Investor's Look at Medical Cannabis Opportunities in the Heartland (Erika Gee Commentary)

Erika Gee examines medical marijuana investment opportunities in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
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Federal Reserve Signals No Rate Hike in 2019

The Federal Reserve is leaving its key interest rate unchanged and projecting no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases.
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Survey: Top CEOs Report Weaker Economic Outlook for 1Q

Top U.S. CEOs are reporting that their economic outlook weakened in the first three months of the year although it remains above its historical average.
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An Investor's Look at Medical Cannabis Opportunities in the Heartland (Erika Gee Commentary)

Erika Gee examines medical marijuana investment opportunities in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. read more >

Federal Reserve Signals No Rate Hike in 2019

The Federal Reserve is leaving its key interest rate unchanged and projecting no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases. read more >

Survey: Top CEOs Report Weaker Economic Outlook for 1Q

Top U.S. CEOs are reporting that their economic outlook weakened in the first three months of the year although it remains above its historical average. read more >

White House Foresees Long Economic Boom Where Others Don't

Contrary to the views of most economists, the Trump administration expects the U.S. economy to keep booming over the next decade on the strength of further tax cuts, reduced regulation and improvements to the nation's infrastructure. read more >

Some People's Parents (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The criminal case out of Boston — “Operation Varsity Blues” — illustrates that there's a right way and a wrong way to buy your mediocre child a prestigious start in life. read more >

China's Opportunity Zones Thrived. Arkansas' Can Too. (Lisa Ferrell Commentary)

We need to be investing in opportunity zones — in Arkansas and across the country — and we need to be doing it now. 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 >

US New-Home Sales Fell 6.9 Percent in January

Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 6.9 percent in January, a possible sign that buyers paused during the government shutdown. read more >