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Poverty Rate in the U.S. Drops; Arkansas Stands at 17.2%

Poverty Rate in the U.S. Drops; Arkansas Stands at 17.2%
7 days ago

The poverty rate in the United States dropped last year to 13.1%, down from 13.4% in 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau reported late last month. It was the fifth straight annual drop, according to American Community Survey estimates.


Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Arkansas Business' 2019 CFO of the Year finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winners will be recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. read more >

ABCBS CEO to Speak Oct. 22 at UCA

ABCBS CEO to Speak Oct. 22 at UCA

Health Care

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield President and CEO Curtis Barnett will be the keynote speaker of the Davis Family Lecture Series on Oct. 22 at the University of Central Arkansas College of Business. read more >

Hospital Prices to Go Online, But Will Numbers Tell Story?

Hospital Prices to Go Online, But Will Numbers Tell Story?

Health CareCover Story

The idea of Americans scrolling through hospital websites to find the best deal on a mammogram or tonsillectomy sounds good to almost everybody. But the devil is in the details, and when federal plans emerged to force hospitals and insurers to reveal their negotiated rates for all kinds of medical services, the pitchforks came out. read more >

Flexible Workspaces Meet Business Needs

Flexible Workspaces Meet Business Needs

Business ListTechnology & Telecom

Flexible workspaces are attracting businesses of all sizes because they offer affordable short-term leases, collaboration, networking and a professional aesthetic along with a turnkey setup, according to providers in Arkansas. read more >

Lost Causes (Editorial)

Lost Causes (Editorial)

OpinionHealth Care

One of our mottoes is “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.” Apparently, whether he knows it or not, it's one of Congressman Bruce Westerman's too. read more >

The Art of Being Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The Art of Being Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

Before being elected president, Donald Trump had never worked for anyone but himself or his ultra-wealthy father. That doesn't explain why he feels so comfortable saying things that are demonstrably untrue, but it could explain why he never had to learn how to own a mistake. read more >

Millennial Life: Better Educated, Most Women Work

Millennial Life: Better Educated, Most Women Work

Health CareRestaurants & FoodTechnology & Telecom

Millennials are better educated than previous generations, with the share of young adults in the millennial generation (born 1981 through 1996) who have a bachelor's degree or higher standing at 39% compared with 15% for the silent generation (1928-1945). read more >

Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt Distillery

Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt Distillery

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

Led by Harvey Williams Jr. and his wife, Donna, Delta Dirt Distillery will begin producing vodka, gin, cordials and more in the coming weeks. Their son, Thomas, will oversee the production of spirits made with corn, wheat, rye and sweet potatoes grown on the family farm. Tours and a tasting room with a full-service bar are on tap. read more >

Upside Down World (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Upside Down World (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionEditor's Note

It's almost like the Business Roundtable heard Olivia Farrell's speech when she accepted the Little Rock Rotary Club's Business & Professional Leader of the Year award in June and decided to get on board. read more >