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Let’s Think This Through (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Let’s Think This Through (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareEditor's Note

If the lesson from 2008 was that people can’t pay their mortgages if they are laid off because of a housing bust caused by foolhardy mortgage lending, what’s the lesson of 2020? People can’t pay their medical bills if they lost their health insurance because they were laid off because of a pandemic. read more >

Blue & You Foundation Announces $1.7M Grant Program, $500K Donation

Blue & You Foundation Announces $1.7M Grant Program, $500K Donation

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The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is donating $500,000 to address immediate food insecurity in the state and opening the “Rapid-Response COVID Relief” grant process to award up to $1.7 million in grants to nonprofits that have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. read more >

'Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later' (David Maxwell Commentary)

'Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later' (David Maxwell Commentary)

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Preparedness is not sexy, and when the planning and stockpiling work, the public doesn’t see it. When preparedness is lacking, as now, the failure is glaring. If we truly believed in preparedness, we wouldn’t have trillions of dollars worth of deferred maintenance on our decaying infrastructure and systems — but we do. read more >

Solar Jobs on the Line, Insiders Fear

Solar Jobs on the Line, Insiders Fear

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With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking economic havoc, former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter fears a long-awaited state ruling on solar power policy could threaten $125 million in projects by his firm alone. read more >

Unemployment Claims Soar to 3.28 Million

Unemployment Claims Soar to 3.28 Million

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This chart highlights the dramatic effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the job market in the United States. read more >

Arkansas Businesses Should Prepare Now to Apply for Federal Aid

Arkansas Businesses Should Prepare Now to Apply for Federal Aid

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Businesses can begin preparing now to apply for assistance under the federal rescue package signed last week by President Trump, but it will be about two weeks before they can turn in their paperwork. read more >

Fed Projects Decade's Fastest-Growing Occupations

Fed Projects Decade's Fastest-Growing Occupations

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Employment in the United States is forecast to grow by 8.4 million jobs to 169.4 million jobs during the decade of 2018-28, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Or it was; the report was released months before the coronavirus pandemic caused widespread job losses. read more >

Preston: Arkansas Ready to Serve Employers, Workers

Preston: Arkansas Ready to Serve Employers, Workers

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Arkansas Commerce Secretary Mike Preston says the COVID-19 pandemic is an “unprecedented” challenge to the state’s economy, but the state is in a good position to cushion the blow to businesses and employees. read more >

Arkansas Business Presents 2020 40 Under 40 Honorees

Arkansas Business Presents 2020 40 Under 40 Honorees

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Arkansas Business announces the 40 honorees in this year's 40 Under 40 class, which honors people in business, nonprofits and government making a significant impact. read more >