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Warren Stephens Accepts LIFE Award From Economics Arkansas
Perry Wilson, chairman of the board of Economics Arkansas; Warren Stephens, CEO of Stephens Inc.; and Kathleen Lawson, executive director of Economics Arkansas.

Warren Stephens Accepts LIFE Award From Economics Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller – 4 weeks ago

Warren Stephens, chairman, president and CEO of Stephens Inc. of Little Rock, accepts the annual Leadership in Free Enterprise Award from Economics Arkansas.

Opponents Call School Voucher Program Misguided 'Experiment'

Opponents Call School Voucher Program Misguided 'Experiment'
4 weeks ago

Opponents of a legislative effort to fund a pilot private school voucher program in a central Arkansas county say the bill would "experiment" on primarily black children while not funding more traditional public school improvement methods.

Arkansas Bill Would Allow In-State Tuition for Immigrants

Arkansas Bill Would Allow In-State Tuition for Immigrants
4 weeks ago

A proposal to extend in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities to some immigrant students is advancing in the Arkansas Legislature after past efforts faltered, including a high-profile push by former Republican presidential hopeful and ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee.


Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

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The Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will present its regular Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16 in Fayetteville. read more >

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

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Pinpointing legally permissible real estate for the state's first medical cannabis enterprises after a 2016 legalization vote was like plunging into the haystack to find the perfect spot for a needle, those involved in the process say. read more >

AETN Commission Demands Allegiance to Pledger

AETN Commission Demands Allegiance to Pledger

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The Arkansas Educational Television Network Commission has issued an ultimatum to its nonprofit counterpart, the fundraising AETN Foundation: Get on board with Executive Director Courtney Pledger or else. read more >

Arkansas Personal Income Soars 7.5%

Arkansas Personal Income Soars 7.5%

Total personal income in Arkansas jumped at an annual rate of 7.5% in the fourth quarter of 2018, outpacing the U.S. growth rate of 5.2%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. read more >

Looking On the Bright Side (Editorial)

Looking On the Bright Side (Editorial)

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Those in positions of authority are sometimes advised to praise the behaviors they want to see more often. To that end, as voters we aim to please. read more >

UA Hires Eric Musselman As Men's Basketball Coach

UA Hires Eric Musselman As Men's Basketball Coach

Arkansas hired Nevada's Eric Musselman on Sunday, hoping to get a once-proud program back to an elite level. The 54-year-old Musselman led a dramatic turnaround in Reno, leading the Wolf Pack to three NCAA Tournaments in four years. read more >

UA Redesigning MBA Program on Quest to Be Best

UA Redesigning MBA Program on Quest to Be Best

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The University of Arkansas slipped from first to fifth place on this year's list of the state largest MBA programs after temporarily halting admissions to finish redesigning its full-time Master of Business Administration program. read more >

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

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Renewable energy and health care top the list of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States in 2016-26, as predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more >