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Delay Tactics Highlight Trend in Denied Claims

Delay Tactics Highlight Trend in Denied Claims

Health CareLegal

Five years after being injured in a car accident, Dr. Paul Wills is still waiting to be paid his insurance claim, joining thousands of others using the courts to battle what plaintiffs say are unfair delay tactics by insurance companies. read more >

US Uninsured Rate Inches Up

US Uninsured Rate Inches Up

Health Care

After dropping dramatically with passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of uninsured nonelderly Americans began to rise starting in 2017, the Kaiser Family Foundation said in a report earlier this month. read more >

Will the Sun Set on Solar's Tax Break?

Will the Sun Set on Solar's Tax Break?

Banking & FinanceTechnology & TelecomCover Story

Solar businesses fear the toll as U.S. tax credits, now 26%, are set to fall to 22% in 2021 and to 10% for commercial projects only in 2022, barring policy shifts. read more >

Arkansas Banks Face Down Problem Loans

Arkansas Banks Face Down Problem Loans

Banking & Finance

Fayetteville’s Arvest Bank began the year wading through problem loans even before the effects of COVID-19 began to manifest. The $23.2 billion-asset lender recorded a $50.6 million loss in the first quarter. read more >

Convention Centers Can’t Wait for Legislative Session

Convention Centers Can’t Wait for Legislative Session

Health CareRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

Arkansas’ hospitals and other industries have urgent concerns for the Legislature to address in the regular session that will commence on Jan. 11, but a key piece of the hospitality industry has needs that are more urgent. read more >

Pandemic Lobbying: Hands Off, Masks On

Pandemic Lobbying: Hands Off, Masks On

Business ListHealth CareLegalTechnology & TelecomCover Story

The Arkansas Legislature will return to session in January but, like nearly every other part of American life, it won’t quite be a return to normalcy. read more >

Not Just Playing Around: Esports Offer a Path

Not Just Playing Around: Esports Offer a Path

Technology & TelecomCover Story

Online gaming, or esports, debuted as an extracurricular activity at some Arkansas high schools three years ago, bringing scholarship opportunities with it. And now industry experts say employers should pay attention to the tech-savvy talent evident in this new sport. read more >

Arkansas School Districts Leaning Into Technology

Arkansas School Districts Leaning Into Technology

Technology & Telecom

Technology was already a part of the educational system, to be sure, whether through interactive videos in the classroom or computer tablets students were given to use during the school day. The coronavirus pandemic has forced that technological reliance to the forefront. read more >

At Depot, Apprentices Get Tickets to IT Jobs

At Depot, Apprentices Get Tickets to IT Jobs

Technology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

Newport’s Iron Mountain Train Depot still has its century-old ticket window, but instead of sending railroad passengers on their way, the refurbished station will soon put Arkansans on a track to better careers. read more >

Ecclesia Fallout Includes Taxpayer Lawsuit

Ecclesia Fallout Includes Taxpayer Lawsuit

LegalCover Story

Three years after its president resigned on his way to federal prison after participating in a state grant kickback scheme, Ecclesia College continues to deal with the repercussions. read more >