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Arkansas Cash Fills Skylines Out of State

Arkansas Cash Fills Skylines Out of State

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Interstate expansion has brought Arkansas banks into new metropolitan markets and taken construction loan opportunities to new heights, both financially and literally. read more >

Ransomware, Risks, Cybercrimes and Shame

Ransomware, Risks, Cybercrimes and Shame

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Ransomware attacks on businesses in Arkansas are on the rise, the FBI and IT professionals say, though embarrassment at security breaches means concrete numbers are hard to obtain. read more >

How to Avoid Business Email Compromise Scams

How to Avoid Business Email Compromise Scams

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Business email compromise — also known as email account compromise — is one of the most financially damaging online crimes, exploiting people’s reliance on email to conduct business. read more >

Cybercrime Costs $4.2B Damage in 2020

Cybercrime Costs $4.2B Damage in 2020

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The damage caused by cybercrime reported to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) rose to $4.2 billion in 2020, the latest figure available. read more >

Arkansas Tourism Rebounding

Arkansas Tourism Rebounding

The Blue Mountain project comes as tourism in Arkansas is vigorously bouncing back from COVID’s disastrous effects and travelers are looking for ever more outdoor activities. read more >

Minority Business Enterprises Contribute to GDP

Minority Business Enterprises Contribute to GDP

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The contribution to U.S. gross domestic product of minority-classifiable businesses was 1.6% in 2010, 2.5% in 2020, and is projected to reach 7.4% in 2060. read more >

Growing of Hemp Proves a 'Tough Go'

Growing of Hemp Proves a 'Tough Go'

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Many farmers, and wannabe farmers, in Arkansas were excited when the federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 made hemp farming legal, but the early rush into hemp farming in Arkansas has proved problematic. read more >