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UA Scientist Sets Her Goal: Diner Safety
Kristen Gibson, a professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

UA Scientist Sets Her Goal: Diner Safety

by Jan Cottingham – 1 day ago

Kristen Gibson, a professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, is leading a research effort to find ways to protect dine-in restaurant customers from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.


Tyson Foods Sets Company Donation Record

Tyson Foods Sets Company Donation Record

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Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it has donated more than 30 million pounds of food in the past year, which is the most the company has donated in its 85-year history. read more >

This Will Not End Well (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

This Will Not End Well (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionBanking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodEditor's Note

The number of COVID deaths in our country has already topped 200,000 (roughly the population of Little Rock). But there are millions upon millions of other casualties: More than 61 million unemployment claims had been filed between March and mid-September. read more >

Circle K Double Combo Totals Nearly $9M

Circle K Double Combo Totals Nearly $9M

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This week's list encompasses convenience stores, fast-food eateries, residential lots, a mini-storage project and homes scattered across Benton, Bryant, Little Rock, west Pulaski County, Sherwood and Conway. read more >

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive Joblessness in US

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive Joblessness in US

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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. read more >

Little Rock A&P Tax Collections Plunge

Little Rock A&P Tax Collections Plunge

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By now you've heard that the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau has cut 39 positions — 35 full time and four part time. A look at the accompanying chart will give you a good idea why. read more >

Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

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The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area now has a population of about 750,000, according to a report by Metroplan, the planning agency for Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties. read more >

The 2020 20 In Their 20's: The Future Looks Bright From Here

The 2020 20 In Their 20's: The Future Looks Bright From Here

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

From Rogers to Jonesboro to Benton and McCrory, there is bright young talent across our state. For the 11th year, Arkansas Business is proud to introduce 20 of the freshest faces in business and community service. read more >

Economic Recovery Stalls As Consumers Signal Caution

Economic Recovery Stalls As Consumers Signal Caution

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Consumer spending accounts for about 70% of the U.S. gross domestic product, making it the single most important factor in recovering from one of the worst recessions on record. Spending plunged an unprecedented 12.9% in April, as stores and restaurants across the country closed and consumers sheltered at home. read more >

Protests Fail to Boost Black-owned Businesses

Protests Fail to Boost Black-owned Businesses

Business ListBanking & FinanceRestaurants & FoodCover Story

Social media campaigns urged consumers to buy goods and services from Black-owned businesses following protests against racism and police brutality. But several African American business owners told Arkansas Business that they saw little, if any, boost in sales. read more >