Trends & Analysis

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door.
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Arkansas Democrats Try Balancing Act for Future (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

As they head to their national convention this week, Arkansas Democrats are still at a crossroads as they adjust to being in the minority in a state they long dominated.
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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stable at 3.8 percent between May and June, according to a report Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
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US Regulators: Still Heavy Risk in Big Bank Loans

Federal regulators say risk remains heavy in large loans made by banks and other financial institutions, though lending standards have improved. read more >

US GDP Grows a Weak 1.2 Percent in 2Q

Growth in the U.S. economy was sluggish again in the spring, dashing expectations for a robust rebound after a tough winter. read more >

Survey: American Consumers' Confidence Remains Steady

American consumers are feeling confident about current economic conditions but are a bit warier about the future. read more >

US New-Home Sales Climbed in June to More Than 8-Year High

Americans bought new homes in June at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign that a solid job market and low mortgage rates are bolstering the U.S. housing market. read more >

Survey: Branch Banking in the U.S. Still a Robust Service

Bank customers continue to seek the human touch provided by bank branches, according to a survey by Protiviti, a global consulting firm based in Menlo Park, California. The survey, released late last year, found that 84 percent of bank customers visit their branches at least once a month. read more >

Obsessing Over Plagiarism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

We're obsessed with plagiarism. Those of us who are vulnerable to having the value of our work undercut by cheaters take it really seriously, and we make a big stinking deal out of plagiarism to try to discourage future theft. read more >

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door. read more >

Arkansas Democrats Try Balancing Act for Future (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

As they head to their national convention this week, Arkansas Democrats are still at a crossroads as they adjust to being in the minority in a state they long dominated. read more >