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Consumers Demand Video (Craig Douglass On Consumers)
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Consumers Demand Video (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Consumers unite! Wait. They are united. At least when it comes to video as part of the consumer experience. In fact, they demand the information conveyed through embedded visual technologies when making preference or purchase decisions.
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February Report: Economic Growth Likely in Midwest, Plains

A new report suggests economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.
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Central Arkansas Industrial Vacancy Rate Slips

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas fell slightly in fourth-quarter 2014, slipping to 11.6 percent compared with 11.7 percent in the third quarter and 11.8 percent in fourth-quarter 2013.
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Hutchinson Straddles Issue with Unsigned Law (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

By letting a measure become law without his signature to prohibit local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is straddling the debate over a proposal being cast as endorsing bias against gays and lesbians.
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Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Drops to 3.75 Percent

Average long-term mortgage rates have fallen for the first time in four weeks and remain near historic lows reached in May 2013. read more >

Applications for US Jobless Aid Inch Up to a 10-Month High

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring. read more >

February Report: Economic Growth Likely in Midwest, Plains

A new report suggests economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. read more >

Consumers Demand Video (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Consumers unite! Wait. They are united. At least when it comes to video as part of the consumer experience. In fact, they demand the information conveyed through embedded visual technologies when making preference or purchase decisions. read more >

Central Arkansas Industrial Vacancy Rate Slips

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas fell slightly in fourth-quarter 2014, slipping to 11.6 percent compared with 11.7 percent in the third quarter and 11.8 percent in fourth-quarter 2013. read more >

Hutchinson Straddles Issue with Unsigned Law (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

By letting a measure become law without his signature to prohibit local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is straddling the debate over a proposal being cast as endorsing bias against gays and lesbians. read more >

Signed Contracts to Buy US Homes Rise to 18-Month High

The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year. read more >

US Economic Growth in Q4 Revised Down to 2.2 Percent

The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. read more >