Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

April 24, 2017

Higher Education Bubble Vexing for Arkansas Institutions

Higher Education Bubble Vexing for Arkansas Institutions

Runaway inflation in the health care sector is obvious to every American family, but when a kid heads to college, this fact hits home: The consumer cost of higher education has inflated even faster over the past quarter-century. read more >

Even in Bankruptcy, College Debt Stands

Generally, student loans aren't discharged in bankruptcy, leaving borrowers with the debt after they've gone through the process. That could be a problem for the growing number of borrowers. read more >

Innovation Center Puts UA And J.B. Hunt on Same Road

The chance to work for J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell is nothing new for a lot of graduates of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Now, UA students will have the chance to work with J.B. Hunt. read more >

Executive Q&A

Wayne Smith Says Balance the Key to Keeping Oaklawn On Track

Wayne Smith Says Balance the Key to Keeping Oaklawn On Track

Wayne Smith was named general manager in March, becoming Oaklawn's sixth general manager. read more >

Spotlight: Education & Business

Georgia Pacific, UAM-CTC Team Up to Train Workers for 21st Century

Georgia Pacific, UAM-CTC Team Up to Train Workers for 21st Century

A worker-training technique that evolved in the Middle Ages is gaining new currency in 21st century Crossett. read more >

Hospitality Arrives Before Hotel at Arkansas State

Hospitality Arrives Before Hotel at Arkansas State

Arkansas State University's new hospitality management program has plenty of vacancies, partly because few students know about it: Officials are waiting for a $50 million billboard to point to. read more >

Innovation Center Puts UA And J.B. Hunt on Same Road

Innovation Center Puts UA And J.B. Hunt on Same Road

The chance to work for J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell is nothing new for a lot of graduates of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Now, UA students will have the chance to work with J.B. Hunt. read more >

Higher Education Bubble Vexing for Arkansas Institutions

Higher Education Bubble Vexing for Arkansas Institutions

Runaway inflation in the health care sector is obvious to every American family, but when a kid heads to college, this fact hits home: The consumer cost of higher education has inflated even faster over the past quarter-century. read more >

Even in Bankruptcy, College Debt Stands

Even in Bankruptcy, College Debt Stands

Generally, student loans aren't discharged in bankruptcy, leaving borrowers with the debt after they've gone through the process. That could be a problem for the growing number of borrowers. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Imbalance of Power (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Imbalance of Power (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Consolidation of the airline industry has left consumers with fewer choices. It's increasingly a seller's market, and the airlines know it. read more >

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months. read more >

The Student Debt Bubble (Editorial)

The Student Debt Bubble (Editorial)

Pay attention, all. This tidal wave of unsecured debt could swamp the country's still less-than-robust recovery. read more >

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