Trends & Analysis

US New-Home Sales Tumbled in May After Surge in April

US New-Home Sales Tumbled in May After Surge in April

Americans pulled back from buying new homes in May, reversing strong gains made in April as sales fell sharply in the Northeast and West.
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State Bar Studying Judicial Choice (Denise Hoggard Commentary)

Much money has come into Arkansas from unidentified sources to fund advertising in recent judicial elections. That money and the advertising it purchased were aimed at undermining public confidence in our courts. Public confidence in the system is critical. When public confidence is threatened, the Arkansas Bar Association stands ready to protect and restore it.
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Report: Northeast Arkansas Residential Real Estate 'Steady, Solid'

As the economy and real estate markets have improved around the country, northeast Arkansas has had steady growth, according to Northeast Arkansas Realtors Association President Chrissie Wright.
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How to Hire a Lawyer (Vincent O. Chadick Expert Advice)

Here are six modest suggestions for contacting and, if appropriate, hiring a lawyer. And doing it right.
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More News

Stephen Curry and Nike's PowerPoint Blunder (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

A recent report from ESPN uncovered a real doozy. It is the amazing story of how the most powerful sports apparel company in the world, Nike, let the most electric player in the NBA, Stephen Curry, out of its grasp — and allowed Under Armour to pull off one of the most valuable marketing switcheroos in history. read more >

Economic Challenges Vary by Income

Economic challenges faced by Americans vary greatly by income, according to a Federal Reserve report released last month. read more >

Conner Eldridge Tests State's Gun Stance in Senate Bid (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

With ramped-up criticism of Sen. John Boozman's vote against an effort to keep terrorists from buying guns, challenger Conner Eldridge is testing how much Arkansas' views of guns have changed since 2014. read more >

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages. read more >

US New-Home Sales Tumbled in May After Surge in April

Americans pulled back from buying new homes in May, reversing strong gains made in April as sales fell sharply in the Northeast and West. read more >

Report: Northeast Arkansas Residential Real Estate 'Steady, Solid'

As the economy and real estate markets have improved around the country, northeast Arkansas has had steady growth, according to Northeast Arkansas Realtors Association President Chrissie Wright. read more >

Death Penalty Case Latest Test for Arkansas Supreme Court (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

A looming Arkansas Supreme Court decision over whether information about execution drugs should be kept secret could reveal whether the state's death penalty system is truly "broken." read more >

U.S. Households Report Improvement in Economic Well-Being

Americans reported improvement in their well-being last year compared with 2014 and 2013, according to a Federal Reserve Board report released last month. read more >