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Arkansas Medical Marijuana 101 (Erika Gee Commentary)

Arkansas Medical Marijuana 101 (Erika Gee Commentary)

After years of public discussion in Arkansas about medical marijuana, voters in November 2016 approved a constitutional amendment to legalize it. Here's a look at the basics of the medical marijuana law, known as Amendment 98.
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Slicing the Pie (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Consumption of goods and services is dramatically changing. The traditional retailing business model is experiencing downward pressure on foot traffic, browsing and sales. The browsing is happening online as online sales increase. But is that the whole mosaic?
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Take Another Run at It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

There certainly was never a plan that would do what Candidate Trump promised, which was better health care for everyone at a fraction of the cost.
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State Home Sales Return to Pre-Recession Levels

The Arkansas Realtors Association says Arkansas home sales in June weighed in at 3,542 — ahead of the 3,493 sold in June 2006, before the recession rocked the national residential real estate market. read more >

US Retail Sales Jumped 0.6 Percent in July

Consumers went out shopping in a big way in July, pushing up retail sales by the largest amount in seven months. read more >

Supply and Demand (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor followed up on a presidential memorandum that had brightened the spirits of the retirement advice industry: It proposed delaying by 18 months the parts of the “fiduciary rule” that were supposed to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018. read more >

U.S. Household Debt Passes 2008 Peak

Household debt in the United States reached $12.73 trillion in the first quarter of 2017, finally surpassing its $12.68 trillion peak reached in the third quarter of 2008, the height of the financial crisis. read more >

Arkansas Medical Marijuana 101 (Erika Gee Commentary)

After years of public discussion in Arkansas about medical marijuana, voters in November 2016 approved a constitutional amendment to legalize it. Here's a look at the basics of the medical marijuana law, known as Amendment 98. read more >

Take Another Run at It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

There certainly was never a plan that would do what Candidate Trump promised, which was better health care for everyone at a fraction of the cost. read more >

Slicing the Pie (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Consumption of goods and services is dramatically changing. The traditional retailing business model is experiencing downward pressure on foot traffic, browsing and sales. The browsing is happening online as online sales increase. But is that the whole mosaic? read more >

US Gains 209K Jobs, Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.3 Percent

U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion. read more >

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