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U.S. Household Debt Reaches $13.67 Trillion

U.S. Household Debt Reaches $13.67 Trillion

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Household debt in the United States rose for the 19th straight quarter, reaching $13.67 trillion as of March 31. It’s now 7.8% or $993 billion higher than the previous peak of $12.68 trillion, reached in the third quarter of 2008. read more >

Arkansas' Jobless Rate Rose to 3.5% in September

Arkansas' Jobless Rate Rose to 3.5% in September

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Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point, from 3.4 percent in August to 3.5 percent in September, the state Division of Workforce Services reports. read more >

But We’ve Got Our Health (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

But We’ve Got Our Health (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

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As many know, the pre-op regimen can be extensive. It includes purchasing several pieces of medical equipment to aid in the prevention of possible post-op problems. But where surgery is concerned, some preventive measures before and after surgery are not covered by insurance. Curious. read more >

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

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Arkansas Business' 2019 CFO of the Year finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winners will be recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. read more >

ABCBS CEO to Speak Oct. 22 at UCA

ABCBS CEO to Speak Oct. 22 at UCA

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Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield President and CEO Curtis Barnett will be the keynote speaker of the Davis Family Lecture Series on Oct. 22 at the University of Central Arkansas College of Business. 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%

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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 >

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

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

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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 >