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Sara Lasure

CEO Bill Sowell of Sowell Management in North Little Rock. Sowell, which has close to $2 billion in assets under management, has always been a fiduciary.
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SEC, Labor Seek Compromise on Fiduciary DutiesLock Icon

Bill Sowell, a registered investment adviser in North Little Rock, embraces a legal obligation to put clients’ financial interests first. And he’s frustrated that the requirement doesn’t apply to everyone across the investing industry. read more >
Dr. Joe Thompson, former Arkansas surgeon general, says the state should be proud of its expanded Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.
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Kicking Around Obamacare: Arkansas Keeps Score on ACALock Icon

Insurance and health pros talk winners, losers and the future of the Affordable Care Act and its effects felt in Arkansas. read more >
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Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?Lock Icon

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Little Rock Regional Chamber CEO Jay Chesshir have binders full of statistics showing that economic development efforts are bearing fruit. Still, they acknowledge that Little Rock has a perception problem. read more >
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is one Arkansas attraction advertised by Brand USA overseas. President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal would divert $100 million away from the program.
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Budget Plan Endangers Ads Luring Foreign Tourists to Arkansas

President Donald Trump’s best-known promise is to build a wall, but some Arkansas travel professionals fear that a side-effect of his zeal for border security could keep out the kind of foreigners America wants: free-spending tourists. read more >