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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, […]

Bird Flu is Spreading to More Farm Animals. Are Milk and Eggs Safe?

Farmers are testing cows that show symptoms of infection, including sharply reduced milk supply and lethargy.

Retail Sales Surge 0.7% in March as Americans Seem Unfazed by Higher Prices

“Retail sales aren’t increasing just because prices are going up,” said Ted Rossman, senior industry analyst at Bankrate. “Americans are actually buying more stuff.”

Do You Have a Minute? (Sabrina Starling on Small Business)

Implementing these strategies with team members can help business owners reduce interruptions to their day.

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Bird Flu is Spreading to More Farm Animals. Are Milk and Eggs Safe?

Farmers are testing cows that show symptoms of infection, including sharply reduced milk supply and lethargy. read more >
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Regal Inn Transaction Checks In at $3M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Titan General Contractors LLC, led by Abigail Reaves and Debra Hope, purchased the 150-room hotel in North Little Rock. read more >
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Swiped Out: Card Fees Cost Arkansas Businesses $600M in 2022

The National Retail Federation said current swipe fee rates are about 2.26% of the transaction cost, which adds up over the course of a year and thousands of sales. read more >
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Landmark Acquisition Tops $38M Mark (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Landmark Apartments II LLC, led by Sam Alley, sold phase 2 of its namesake complex at 1600 Rushmore Ave. to a group of 17 limited liability companies. read more >
7 Brew Drive-Thru Coffee at 11100 N. Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock.
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7 Brew & Jimmy John Liautaud Reach SettlementLock Icon

The once-escalating court battle between 7 Brew Coffee Co. of Fayetteville and Jimmy John Liautaud, the billionaire founder of the Jimmy John’s restaurants, over ownership of the fast-growing coffee shop chain has been settled. read more >
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Buttered Biscuit Firms Up Timeline for New Little Rock Location

Hiring for about 30 positions is underway. read more >
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PattiCakes Won’t Reopen After Fire, Owner Pursuing New Project

Owner Patti Stobaugh said the decision to move on from the business after 18 years marked a "very tough day."  read more >
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Little Rock Starbucks is Second in Arkansas to Unionize

They join more than 410 Starbucks stores across the U.S. that have unionized since 2021. read more >
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Sherwood Complex Attracts $15M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

The 160-unit Chapel Ridge apartment complex in Sherwood weighed in at $15 million. read more >
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Flyway Wings Its Way to Memphis

Last month, Flyway announced it was expanding into Memphis with the purchase of High Cotton Brewing Co. read more >
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Grants Available to Promote Arkansas Farmers Markets

In 2023, the program provided more than $9,000 in grants to 25 Arkansas farmers markets. read more >
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Federal Judge Blocks US Labor Board Rule That Would Make it Easier for Workers to Unionize

The rule, which was due to go into effect Monday, would have set new standards for determining when two companies should be considered “joint employers” in labor negotiations. read more >
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Arkansas Sees Surge in Alcoholic Beverage Sales and Taxes in 2023Lock Icon

Excise tax collections for mixed drinks reached $20.88 million last year, a 7% increase over collections in 2022 and a whopping 120% increase over the pandemic year of 2020. read more >
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US Employers Add a Surprisingly Strong 275,000 Jobs, a Sign of Continued Economic Strength

Last month’s job growth marked an increase from a revised gain of 229,000 jobs in January. read more >
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Junkin Construction to Build West Little Rock Mini Storage Site for $7.8MLock Icon

Mini storage, coffee shops and west Little Rock homes dominate this week's million dollar deals and construction. read more >
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Corrected: Original Purple Cow to Be RebuiltLock Icon

The original Purple Cow restaurant, at 8026 Cantrell Road in Little Rock, which was heavily damaged by last year’s tornado, will be demolished to make way for a new Purple Cow. read more >
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Reviving Retail: Inside Park Plaza Mall’s TransformationLock Icon

Second Horizon Capital of Boca Raton bought the distressed mall for $25.2 million last year and engaged Jones Lang Lasalle of Chicago to manage the mall and handle leasing. read more >
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New Edwards Food Giant Location Expected to Draw Traffic to Lakewood Village

Edwards is expected to open April 3 and fill the 34,400-SF space vacated by Stein Mart in October 2020. Renovations to the building are valued at $2.1 million. read more >
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Consumers Are Increasingly Pushing Back Against Price Increases — And Winning

Inflation has changed the way many Americans shop. Now, those changes in consumer habits are helping bring down inflation. read more >
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Eclipse Economics: Arkansas Expects Tourism Boom on the HorizonLock Icon

To calculate how many eclipse chasers will be looking skyward in Arkansas at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, April 8, economists and tourism officials started by looking backward. read more >