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Mo Money, Uber Problems (Robert Coon On Politics)
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Mo Money, Uber Problems (Robert Coon On Politics)

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have become the apps of choice for tech-savvy travelers in cities across the country – and worldwide. But as the companies have increased in popularity, opposition has grown as well. With Uber and Lyft currently looking at entering the Little Rock market, will our local officials embrace them or slam the door?
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Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

Arkansas' minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly.
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Look Before You Leap (Heather Robinette Expert Advice)

Careful research and planning give a business its best chance for success and help ensure the venture will provide an adequate reward for the risk involved. Prospective business owners brimming with confidence may want to rush through this step. Don't do it.
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Arkansas Near Bottom in Ranking Of States by Job Creation in Past 5 Years

Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. But the gains haven't been spread evenly across the country. Some states have boomed. Others have struggled.
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Mo Money, Uber Problems (Robert Coon On Politics)

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have become the apps of choice for tech-savvy travelers in cities across the country – and worldwide. But as the companies have increased in popularity, opposition has grown as well. With Uber and Lyft currently looking at entering the Little Rock market, will our local officials embrace them or slam the door? read more >

Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

Arkansas' minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly. read more >

Look Before You Leap (Heather Robinette Expert Advice)

Careful research and planning give a business its best chance for success and help ensure the venture will provide an adequate reward for the risk involved. Prospective business owners brimming with confidence may want to rush through this step. Don't do it. read more >

Better Words, Higher Prices (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

There's no shortage of promotional language in today's product marketing environment. We have all heard enough about “world-class,” “new and improved” and “killer,” have we not? The marketing world is filled with tired copycat words and phrases that fail to clearly differentiate one company or offering from others. The right words, however, can indeed help create significant and measurable value. read more >

Arkansas Near Bottom in Ranking Of States by Job Creation in Past 5 Years

Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. But the gains haven't been spread evenly across the country. Some states have boomed. Others have struggled. read more >

Arvest Consumer Survey Shows Arkansans Mixed on Economy's Health

Arvest Bank's first consumer sentiment survey finds Arkansans have a dimmer outlook on the economy than their neighbors in Oklahoma and Missouri. read more >

About That Gubernatorial Race (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

Mike Ross has staked his gubernatorial hopes on playbook Gov. Mike Beebe devised eight years ago. Will it be enough to lead the Democratic hopeful to victory in November? read more >

Population Rises in U.S. Poverty Areas, Arkansas Up Nearly 15 Percent

One in four residents of the United States live in “poverty areas,” according to federal data. That's an increase from less than one in five in 2000. read more >