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$15 U.S. Wage Plan: How Would Arkansas Fare?
Travis Hester, owner of several Eat My Catfish restaurants in Arkansas, says an increased federal minimum wage would add hardship at a time when “it’s never been this tough to drive profit to the bottom line.”

$15 U.S. Wage Plan: How Would Arkansas Fare? This article is available only in print.

by Kyle Massey – 2 days ago

Some in the hospitality industry question the timing of raising the federal minimum to $15, fearing added burdens could halt recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Webcast to Feature Global Thought Leader Renee Mauborgne

Webcast to Feature Global Thought Leader Renee Mauborgne

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Renee Mauborgne, an economist and professor at international business graduate school INSEAD, will lead the third webcast in a series presented by Arkansas Business throughout 2021. read more >

Tyson Foods Offers Vaccination Pay Incentive

Tyson Foods Offers Vaccination Pay Incentive

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Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it will compensate employees with up to four hours of regular pay if they are vaccinated against the coronavirus outside of work or receive it from a non-company source. read more >

The Last Trusted Leaders in the U.S.? (Brad Cousins Commentary)

The Last Trusted Leaders in the U.S.? (Brad Cousins Commentary)

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Trust in information sources is at an all-time low, an infodemic. If trust is low across the board, and information sources cannot be trusted, can business leaders afford to wade into this ocean of trust? I propose business must lead and lead now. read more >

Many Businesses Continue Compensation During Pandemic

Many Businesses Continue Compensation During Pandemic

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Since Jan. 1, 2020, about half of U.S. businesses continued to pay at least some of their workers told not to work because of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last month. read more >

Murphy Oil Declares Small Dividend

Murphy Oil Declares Small Dividend

Murphy Oil Corp. of Houston, which moved from Arkansas to Texas last year, on Feb. 3 declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12.5 cents per share, or 50 cents per share on an annualized basis. read more >

Murphy Oil Reports $1.1B Loss for 2020

Murphy Oil Reports $1.1B Loss for 2020

Murphy Oil Corp., the longtime Arkansas petroleum company that moved to Houston last year, reported a smaller fourth-quarter loss than expected before the opening of trading Thursday morning. read more >