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Pandemic Pushes Lumber Prices Up

Pandemic Pushes Lumber Prices Up

The coronavirus pandemic has boosted lumber demand throughout the United States, a surge that has pushed prices to record heights, raising the average price of a new single-family home by more than $16,000. read more >

UA’s Quiet Land Deal Gets Look From FBI

UA’s Quiet Land Deal Gets Look From FBI

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The FBI has been asking questions about the planned sale of 6,300 acres by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, a deal that has drawn allegations that bid manipulation produced a lower sale price and a higher broker commission. read more >

Pandemic Collateral Damage? Small Firms

Pandemic Collateral Damage? Small Firms

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The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a wallop to the country’s economy, but experts interviewed by Arkansas Business don’t expect too much lasting damage. There is a caveat, of course. read more >

The 2020 20 In Their 20's: The Future Looks Bright From Here

The 2020 20 In Their 20's: The Future Looks Bright From Here

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From Rogers to Jonesboro to Benton and McCrory, there is bright young talent across our state. For the 11th year, Arkansas Business is proud to introduce 20 of the freshest faces in business and community service. read more >

Protests Fail to Boost Black-owned Businesses

Protests Fail to Boost Black-owned Businesses

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Social media campaigns urged consumers to buy goods and services from Black-owned businesses following protests against racism and police brutality. But several African American business owners told Arkansas Business that they saw little, if any, boost in sales. read more >

Lithium Project  in El Dorado Defies Pandemic

Lithium Project in El Dorado Defies Pandemic

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After six months locked down in Canada, Robert Mintak is itching to fly south to see firsthand how Standard Lithium Ltd.’s pilot plant is doing drawing lithium from Arkansas’ underground brine. read more >

Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing Up

Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing Up

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Led by the Saracen Casino Resort, which has a construction value of $215 million, Pine Bluff is seeing growth across the city unlike any in recent years. read more >

U.S. Bankruptcies on Pace to Hit 10-Year High

U.S. Bankruptcies on Pace to Hit 10-Year High

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Bankruptcies in the United States are on track to hit their highest levels in 10 years as the coronavirus pandemic continues to quell economic activity and keeps many Americans from re-engaging fully with the economy. read more >