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#ARPX: It's the Final Countdown (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

#ARPX: It's the Final Countdown (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford assess the recent debates, the latest polls and what to expect in the final days. Online Editor Lance Turner moderates.
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US Existing Home Sales Rise in September

U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.
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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.
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US New-Home Sales Close to Flat in September

U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying. read more >

#ARPX: It's the Final Countdown (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford assess the recent debates, the latest polls and what to expect in the final days. Online Editor Lance Turner moderates. read more >

US Existing Home Sales Rise in September

U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday. read more >

EPA Proposals Threaten Arkansas (Jason Rapert Commentary)

Arkansas is fortunate to have among the lowest electricity prices in the nation. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency's newest proposed carbon rule poses a grave threat to our ability to produce electricity affordably and reliably, and that spells bad news for homeowners and business owners across the state. read more >

Tom Cotton and Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

If you care about these things, you know that last week I interrupted Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., during his so-called “debate” against three opponents in the race for U.S. Senate in order to ask him to actually address my question. read more >

Census Says Higher Salaries Follow Advanced Degrees

Average wages generally are higher for occupations requiring more education, though they don't always track exactly. read more >

Themes Same, Tone New in Arkansas Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Based on their back-to-back televised debates, the hotly contested race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton boils down to one question: Do voters hate President Barack Obama or billionaires more? read more >