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State Jobless Rate Down to 3.5% in March

It’s the second straight monthly decline. 

Biden Vows to Block Japanese Acquisition of US Steel

“American-owned, American-operated by American union steelworkers — the best in the world — and that’s going to happen, I promise you,” he said.

Zekelman Plans $120M Expansion of Atlas Tube Facilities in Blytheville

Atlas Tube workers tour the company's new electric resistance steel mill in Blytheville.

Along with the expansion, Zekelman said it would provide $250,000 for a workforce training program at Arkansas Northeastern College.

How Immigrant Workers in US Have Helped Boost Job Growth and Stave Off a Recession

MIAMI (AP) — Having fled economic and political chaos in Venezuela, Luisana Silva now loads carpets for a South Carolina rug company. She earns enough to pay rent, buy groceries, […]

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State Jobless Rate Down to 3.5% in March

It’s the second straight monthly decline.  read more >
Manufacturing / Government & Politics / Public Companies

Biden Vows to Block Japanese Acquisition of US Steel

“American-owned, American-operated by American union steelworkers — the best in the world — and that’s going to happen, I promise you,” he said. read more >
Atlas Tube workers tour the company's new electric resistance steel mill in Blytheville.
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Zekelman Plans $120M Expansion of Atlas Tube Facilities in Blytheville

Along with the expansion, Zekelman said it would provide $250,000 for a workforce training program at Arkansas Northeastern College. read more >
An electric arc furnace at Big River Steel’s Flex Mill near Osceola. Since the mill opened, it has provided hundreds of jobs and a big boost to the local economy.
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US Steel Shareholders Approve Takeover by Japan’s Nippon Steel

The proposed transaction has raised concerns about what the sale could mean for unionized workers, supply chains and U.S. national security. read more >
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Searcy County Gets $1.7M Grant to Transform Former Garment Factory

The site was formerly home to ZacBac Apparel LLC, which was one of the county's largest employers. read more >
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at a meeting of Eurogroup Finance Ministers in Brussels, Belgium, in July 2021.
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US Will Push China to Change Policy That Threatens American Jobs, Yellen Says

The U.S. and Europe fear that manufacturing overcapacity in China will flood domestic markets with low-priced goods and overwhelm factories at home. read more >
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FBT Bank Appoints New Board Members (Movers & Shakers)

Charles Anderson and Lynn Wilson have both been appointed. read more >
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ASU-Mountain Home Awarded $450K to Establish New Manufacturing Program

The grant is a portion of $10 million awarded to projects across eight states by the Delta Workforce Grant Program.  read more >
Tony Aquila • Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Canoo Inc.
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Canoo Narrows Q4 Losses, but Stock Plunges 32% on Uncertain Outlook

CEO Tony Aquila told investors that "the goal posts are wide right now because they have to be." read more >
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EPA Sets Strict Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Buses in Bid to Fight Climate Change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday set strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, buses and other large vehicles, an action that officials said will help clean up some of […] read more >
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Arco to Build New Elopak Plant at Little Rock Industrial PortLock Icon

A packaging plant and a North Little Rock hotel take the stage this week in this round-up of million-dollar deals and construction. read more >
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US Economic Growth for Last Quarter is Revised Up to a Healthy 3.4%

It marked the sixth straight quarter in which the economy has grown at an annual rate above 2%. read more >
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2 Promoted at FNBC Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Becky Heath has been promoted to vice president, network support technician, and Carla Vaughn has been promoted to senior human resources generalist. read more >
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Canoo Stock Soars After Oklahoma Facility Gets Foreign-Trade Zone Designation

Meanwhile, questions remain about the electric vehicle maker's plans for northwest Arkansas. read more >
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Pulaski Tech Gets $1.8M for Advanced Manufacturing Program

The college in North Little Rock said the funds from the Arkansas Department of Commerce Office of Skills Development will be used to upgrade training facilities to prepare students to enter the manufacturing workforce. read more >
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Tyson’s New Logo, Incorporating the Old

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has a newly hatched logo unifying “our history and our future,” the company said in a statement. read more >
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Orcutt Named Partner at Shults Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

She previously served as senior counsel in Husch Blackwell LLP’s national education law practice. read more >
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A-State Steel Research Center Gets $10M From US Spending Package

The multimillion-dollar facility will support partnerships with steel manufacturers for research, process improvements and testing of advanced materials. read more >
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Biden Comes Out in Opposition to Proposed Sale of US Steel to Japanese Company

The president said that it's "vital" for U.S. Steel, which is investing billions in northeast Arkansas, to "remain an American steel company that is domestically owned and operated." read more >
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Top US Military Chief Visits Arkansas Munitions Plant to Press the Need to Arm Ukraine

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. CQ Brown is visiting Lockheed Martin’s Camden, Arkansas, weapon facility. read more >