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Western Financial Was Allowed to Leave Case Early

Western Financial Was Allowed to Leave Case Early

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Before WestFax Inc. was hit last year with a $21.1 million class-action judgment in Arkansas involving unwanted faxes, the client company that made the fax solicitation was allowed to exit the case by saying it couldn't afford even a modest judgment. read more >

Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

The country may be headed for another recession, timber industry experts told Arkansas Business last week after Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, announced an indefinite suspension of operations at its El Dorado sawmill. read more >

Recent Real Estate Deals Total $2.3M

Recent Real Estate Deals Total $2.3M

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Pershing Holding LLC of Glendale, California, has purchased the 16-unit Pershing Place Apartments at 2750 W. Pershing Blvd. in North Little Rock for $720,000. read more >

Top Stockholders in Arkansas Buoyed by Runup in Markets

Top Stockholders in Arkansas Buoyed by Runup in Markets

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It's been almost two years since Arkansas Business listed the state's top stockholders based on the value of publicly disclosed stock. Since then, the Walton family's fortune — the part disclosed publicly — has increased by more than $20 billion. read more >

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

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The unemployment rates in most of Arkansas' metro areas continued to move downward or stay stable in June, with Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Texarkana seeing declines. read more >

Arkansas GDP Grows 2.5% in Q1

Arkansas GDP Grows 2.5% in Q1

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Arkansas' gross domestic product expanded by 2.5% during the first quarter of 2019, the highest quarterly growth rate for the state since the fourth quarter of 2016, Michael Pakko noted recently on his Arkansas Economist blog. read more >

Dry County Brewpubs Now on the Menu

Dry County Brewpubs Now on the Menu

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Several Arkansas communities appear poised to take advantage of a little-noticed act passed in the most recent legislative session, Act 681 of 2019, creating a private club permit for microbrewery-restaurants in dry counties. read more >