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Small Businesses Need Help with Labyrinth of State, Local Laws

Small Businesses Need Help with Labyrinth of State, Local Laws

Legal

State and local laws and ordinances can be vexing for small business owners who find they have a list of requirements to comply with while trying to run their companies. And small companies can find compliance more difficult because they don't have employees whose job is to keep abreast of new requirements. read more >

Trade War Cuts Deep in Arkansas

Trade War Cuts Deep in Arkansas

TransportationCover Story

The U.S.-China trade war is being fought in the forests and mill towns of Arkansas as tariffs take their toll on the hardwood lumber industry. So far, state lumbermen say, they've been able to absorb most of the losses, but a day of reckoning is coming. read more >

Trustee Alleges Fraud in Farmers' Bankruptcy

Trustee Alleges Fraud in Farmers' Bankruptcy

Banking & FinanceLegal

A couple who farmed in Monroe County allegedly tried to shield assets from creditors before filing a multimillion-dollar bankruptcy, according to a lawsuit filed last month by a bankruptcy trustee. read more >

U.S. Household Debt Reaches $13.67 Trillion

U.S. Household Debt Reaches $13.67 Trillion

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Household debt in the United States rose for the 19th straight quarter, reaching $13.67 trillion as of March 31. It's now 7.8% or $993 billion higher than the previous peak of $12.68 trillion, reached in the third quarter of 2008. read more >