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Arkansas Industries Attempt to Divine The Post-Pandemic Future

Arkansas Industries Attempt to Divine The Post-Pandemic Future

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Some, like the hospitality industry, are bracing for a long, slow return to pre-COVID vitality. Others, like the energy sector, see a quicker recovery after the early swoon. Some trends seem baked into expectations, like reliance on home-based employees and the technology they use. read more >

Pandemic-Infused Demand Puts Enviro Tech In 24-7 Mode

Pandemic-Infused Demand Puts Enviro Tech In 24-7 Mode

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Making hand sanitizer is nothing new for Enviro Tech Chemical Services Inc. of Modesto, California. But three months ago, the product was swept up in an unexpected surge in popularity thanks to COVID-19. read more >

Arkansas Cattlemen Refuse to Run With The Herd

Arkansas Cattlemen Refuse to Run With The Herd

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The cattle ranching industry may undergo some changes in the turbulent wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the changes may not include the one cattlemen fear the most: loss of independence. read more >

Former Walmart Lawyer Says His Firing Was Punishment

Former Walmart Lawyer Says His Firing Was Punishment

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A former in-house attorney for Walmart Inc. said he knew in February 2017 that his career at the Bentonville retailer was coming to an end when he refused to make changes to a memo he had written years earlier about a bribery investigation in Mexico. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Fund Stable, but Worrisome

Arkansas Unemployment Fund Stable, but Worrisome

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The state’s unemployment fund was in the best of shape before the pandemic and is still healthy, but politicians and community leaders are worried it will be depleted by early 2021 if the economy does not bounce back as expected. read more >

Oklahoma STACK Play Produces Lawsuits

Oklahoma STACK Play Produces Lawsuits

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After negotiating a $7 million judgment last year against a former partner and manager, an Arkansas-heavy investment group hasn’t given up trying to recover damages from others they say helped him in his scheme. read more >

Collecting Legal Fees In the Age of COVID-19

Collecting Legal Fees In the Age of COVID-19

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The coronavirus pandemic complicates collecting fees on outstanding bills from existing clients as well as new clients who would be expected to pay up-front retainers or flat fees for services. read more >

Job Law Evolves as Reopening Begins

Job Law Evolves as Reopening Begins

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As COVID-19 has upended the economy and caused more than 100,000 deaths across the country, it also has altered employment law from safety to workers’ compensation issues. read more >

Arkansas Factories Pivot in Pandemic Efforts

Arkansas Factories Pivot in Pandemic Efforts

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The future is murky for Arkansas manufacturers that pivoted to produce masks and hand sanitizer during the pandemic, but as they shift back to pre-pandemic operations they’re grateful that pivoting saved jobs. read more >

Finance Crisis at Arkansas Colleges Hits the Layoff Stage

Finance Crisis at Arkansas Colleges Hits the Layoff Stage

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With Arkansas’ public colleges in historic financial distress, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Christina Drale prescribed a bitter remedy this month — cuts deep enough to cost tenured professors their jobs — and state education leaders fear other state universities may have to take a dose. read more >