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Uber Suit Offers Peek Into Gig Economy

Uber Suit Offers Peek Into Gig Economy
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Attorney Chris Burks knows the gig economy can be a boon for independent contractors. But the flip side is that employers can have too much of an upper hand.


Lawyer: Ignoring NLRB Action Risks Lawsuits, Investigation

Lawyer: Ignoring NLRB Action Risks Lawsuits, Investigation

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Private-sector employers in Arkansas need to be aware of what the National Labor Relations Board is doing, because not knowing exposes them to litigation from employees or former employees and to costly disruptions that can come from NLRB investigations. read more >

Millennial Incomes: Median Hits $69,000 in 2017

Millennial Incomes: Median Hits $69,000 in 2017

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Median incomes of U.S. households are rising again, and “those headed by a Millennial (someone age 22 to 37) now earn more than young adult households did at nearly any time in the past 50 years,” according to the Pew Research Center. read more >

And Now: Good News (Editorial)

And Now: Good News (Editorial)

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We have suggested to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster, that the volume of Movers & Shakers landing in our queue be considered an economic indicator. By that indication, Arkansas' economy is humming. read more >

AEDC Helping Companies Combat Cybercrime

AEDC Helping Companies Combat Cybercrime

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The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is coordinating cybersecurity assessments and providing cybersecurity training to help employers square off against cybercrime, because falling prey to it can cause them to fold or lose big bucks. read more >

Doug Voss Reappointed to ATA Board

Doug Voss Reappointed to ATA Board

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Doug Voss, Ph.D., professor of logistics and supply chain management at the University of Central Arkansas' College of Business, has been reappointed to the Arkansas Trucking Association Board of Directors. read more >

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

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The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million read more >

Harps Delivers Another Positive Year

Harps Delivers Another Positive Year

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Kim Eskew, CEO of Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale, wants his company to be in a position to handle whatever happens in the grocery sector. read more >

Arkansas GDP Rises in 2018

Arkansas GDP Rises in 2018

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Real gross domestic product rose 0.9% in 2018 in Arkansas compared with 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. read more >

USA Truck Chairman Robert Peiser Steps Down

USA Truck Chairman Robert Peiser Steps Down

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Chairman Robert A. Peiser of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren resigned from the company's board of directors, the company announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. read more >

At What Price? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

At What Price? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Uber has become a verb like Google and is gaining more competitors in a market that will soon be saturated. Will having more ride-sharing options make any of us more likely to need a ride, or will ride-sharing become a commodity in which price is the primary differentiator? read more >

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

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Nelson Peacock is hopeful that the arrival of a global innovation company will help spur northwest Arkansas' business ecosystem and solve some nagging logistical problems. read more >