Tagged: Government

Business Economists Foresee Slowdown in US Growth

Business Economists Foresee Slowdown in US Growth

The nation's business economists think President Donald Trump's trade war with China will contribute to a sharp slowdown in economic growth this year and next, raising concerns about a possible recession starting late next year. read more >

High Noon for Solar Costs in Arkansas?

High Noon for Solar Costs in Arkansas?

Technology & TelecomCover Story

The sun never sets on Arkansas’ solar power pricing battle, it seems, but a swirl of cases before Arkansas regulators and a major ruling in Louisiana favoring Entergy Inc. suggest a reckoning may be near. read more >

Crain Sues Ford Over Sour Dealership Sale

Crain Sues Ford Over Sour Dealership Sale

WhispersLegal

Crain Investments LP has filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. and Everett Ford Inc., alleging that the automobile manufacturer and franchise unlawfully torpedoed a deal and cost Crain Investments $13.5 million in the process. read more >

Parham Pointe Apartments Purchased for $15.1M

Parham Pointe Apartments Purchased for $15.1M

WhispersBanking & FinanceHealth Care

An apartment project, medical office building, workforce center and bank branch-office building all in Little Rock combine with a grocery store in Damascus to form this week’s five-piece group of million-dollar transactions. read more >

Trucking Alliance Finds Survey Results Hair Raising

Trucking Alliance Finds Survey Results Hair Raising

Health CareTransportation

The Trucking Alliance has preached driver safety for years, lobbying for electronic logging devices and hair testing drivers for illegal drug use. Now, the Alliance says it has some concrete and scary numbers to support its stance on hair testing. read more >

Poverty Rate in the U.S. Drops; Arkansas Stands at 17.2%

Poverty Rate in the U.S. Drops; Arkansas Stands at 17.2%

Banking & FinanceHealth Care

The poverty rate in the United States dropped last year to 13.1%, down from 13.4% in 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau reported late last month. It was the fifth straight annual drop, according to American Community Survey estimates. read more >

Kneecapping Arkansas (Editorial)

Kneecapping Arkansas (Editorial)

Opinion

Will Gov. Asa Hutchinson's upcoming visit to China a wise use of resources, or is the governor perhaps captive to a nostalgia for a time when the Oval Office wasn’t occupied by a man devoted to protectionist policies? read more >

Hospital Prices to Go Online, But Will Numbers Tell Story?

Hospital Prices to Go Online, But Will Numbers Tell Story?

Health CareCover Story

The idea of Americans scrolling through hospital websites to find the best deal on a mammogram or tonsillectomy sounds good to almost everybody. But the devil is in the details, and when federal plans emerged to force hospitals and insurers to reveal their negotiated rates for all kinds of medical services, the pitchforks came out. read more >