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Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 Percent

The value of big deals in Arkansas leaped to $53.9 billion in 2018, a 267 percent increase over the $14.7 billion figure of 2017.
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Central Arkansas Lags U.S. in Slow-Growing Economy

Job growth in central Arkansas has lagged behind that for the nation as a whole since 2010-11, though it's starting to catch up.
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Cooper Tire & Rubber Workers in Arkansas Reach 4-year Deal

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company workers at a plant in Arkansas have agreed to a four-year contract.
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