Tagged: Trends

A Divided Fed Cuts Key Rate for 2nd Time This Year

A Divided Fed Cuts Key Rate for 2nd Time This Year

Banking & Finance

A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year while saying it's prepared to continue doing what it deems necessary to sustain the U.S. economic expansion. read more >

Central Arkansas Population Growth Slows

Central Arkansas Population Growth Slows

Transportation

The planning agency Metroplan has found that growth slowed considerably in most cities in central Arkansas when comparing the period 2000-10 with 2010-19, according to its latest report. read more >

US Job Openings Fell 0.4% in July

US Job Openings Fell 0.4% in July

The number of open U.S. jobs slipped 0.4% in July, while hires climbed slightly, a sign that some employers may be growing cautious amid rising economic uncertainty. read more >

The Art of Being Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The Art of Being Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

Before being elected president, Donald Trump had never worked for anyone but himself or his ultra-wealthy father. That doesn’t explain why he feels so comfortable saying things that are demonstrably untrue, but it could explain why he never had to learn how to own a mistake. read more >

Millennial Life: Better Educated, Most Women Work

Millennial Life: Better Educated, Most Women Work

Health CareRestaurants & FoodTechnology & Telecom

Millennials are better educated than previous generations, with the share of young adults in the millennial generation (born 1981 through 1996) who have a bachelor’s degree or higher standing at 39% compared with 15% for the silent generation (1928-1945). read more >

Bridging Arkansas’ Digital Divide (John Fletcher Commentary)

Bridging Arkansas’ Digital Divide (John Fletcher Commentary)

OpinionLegalTechnology & Telecom

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund could represent the best chance over the next decade to narrow the digital divide for many rural communities. While much work remains to finalize the fund, the FCC’s proposal outlines a framework that will likely define federal broadband policy for rural America over the next decade. read more >

Tech World Still a Man’s World

Tech World Still a Man’s World

Technology & TelecomTransportation

Although the percentage of women in the U.S. workforce now stands at 46.8%, it remains much lower than that in the technology sector. read more >

The Edge of the Ledge (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

The Edge of the Ledge (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Opinion

Setting aside the president’s previous comment that trade wars are “easy to win,” the oft-repeated notion that China, for instance, is paying billions of dollars in tariffs simply does not have the added value of being true. read more >