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US Consumer Spending Rose A Moderate 1.9% in July

US Consumer Spending Rose A Moderate 1.9% in July

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U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.9% last month, a dose of support for an economy struggling to emerge from the grip of a pandemic that has held back a recovery and kept roughly 27 million people jobless. read more >

Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing Up

Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing Up

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Led by the Saracen Casino Resort, which has a construction value of $215 million, Pine Bluff is seeing growth across the city unlike any in recent years. read more >

With Open Patio, Springdale Cider House Rules

With Open Patio, Springdale Cider House Rules

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Leo Orpin, the co-owner of Black Apple in downtown Springdale, said he and his co-owners resisted the urge to reopen the business in phases until July when Black Apple, the state's only cidery, opened its back patio. read more >

Distilleries Pouring Out New Products

Distilleries Pouring Out New Products

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Five Arkansas distilleries are working on new products, and business is flowing steadily for them, despite the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the opening of a sixth and bringing a seventh to a standstill. read more >

Have Cup, Will Travel: Drinks Hit The Streets

Have Cup, Will Travel: Drinks Hit The Streets

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Outdoor drinks and dining have become commonplace in American downtowns, a trend pioneered in Arkansas by Little Rock, which initiated the River Market Entertainment District last summer. read more >

NuShores Gets NuCress Contract, Opening 'Clean' Facility in Little Rock

NuShores Gets NuCress Contract, Opening 'Clean' Facility in Little Rock

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NuShores Biosciences LLC is moving from the BioVentures building on the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus in Little Rock to a west Little Rock office complex, where it will open one of only a few medical device clean manufacturing facilities in the state, the company said. read more >

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

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Walmart CTO Suresh Kumar's experience explains why his total compensation for the first seven months he spent at Walmart made him the highest-paid executive among Arkansas' public companies. read more >

U.S. Gross Domestic Product Plunges 32.9% in Q2

U.S. Gross Domestic Product Plunges 32.9% in Q2

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Gross domestic product in the United States plunged at an annual rate of 32.9% in the second quarter of 2020, a record. The drop was 9.5% compared with the first quarter. read more >

Will Pandemic Be the Death of Buffets?

Will Pandemic Be the Death of Buffets?

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The coronavirus epidemic has hit buffets hard. Relying on sneeze guards and the good manners and hygiene of other diners is particularly problematic now. read more >