Trends & Analysis

The Words That Still Work (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

The Words That Still Work (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

Are there words that you should be including in your messages and customer conversations? The answer for your business might be "yes."
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Say Hooray For Our Side (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I never want anyone to be a crook, you know, but nothing pleases me more than seeing crooks get caught and punished. If there was a radio call-in show for federal court spectators, I'd be on a first-name basis with the screener.
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Owners Upbeat About Economy, Have More Doubts About Revenue

Although small business owners are upbeat about the economy's prospects, they aren't as optimistic about their own revenue.
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With Bird's-Eye View of America, Author James Fallows Will Descend on Little Rock

The writer James Fallows is dropping in on the Central Arkansas Library System this month, but not quite the same way he's grown accustomed to descending on America's towns. read more >

Report: Machines to Handle More Than Half Workplace Tasks by 2025

More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Monday that highlights the speed with which the labor market will change in coming years. read more >

The Struggle Is Real (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Customer experiences in retail and dining confirm that the struggle to find employees with critical thinking skills is real. read more >

Rising Health Care Costs: Who's to Blame?

Health care is No. 2 among the public's top three concerns as the United States nears the 2018 midterm elections, according to the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. read more >

'The Year of the Woman' in Arkansas (Heather Yates On Politics)

This is a record-breaking year for women in politics. Heading into the general election, there are 185 women running for Congress. Here's how women candidates are making a difference in Arkansas this year. read more >

Small Businesses Not Keeping with Larger Companies in Hiring

Economist Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics, which analyzes data provided by ADP's customers, attributes the slower small-business hiring to owners' struggles to find qualified workers for their open positions. read more >

Say Hooray For Our Side (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I never want anyone to be a crook, you know, but nothing pleases me more than seeing crooks get caught and punished. If there was a radio call-in show for federal court spectators, I'd be on a first-name basis with the screener. read more >

Delinquency Rate of Commercial Real Estate Loans at Lowest Point

The chart illustrates the delinquency rate on commercial real estate loans — excluding farmland — booked in the domestic offices of all commercial banks in the United States between first-quarter 1991, when it stood at 11.99 percent, and second-quarter 2018, when it stood at 0.72 percent. read more >