Tagged: Southwest Arkansas

List: Paycheck Protection Program Aid Went Beyond Hard-Hit Companies

List: Paycheck Protection Program Aid Went Beyond Hard-Hit Companies

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The government on Monday identified roughly 650,000 mostly small businesses and nonprofits that received taxpayer money through a federal program that was designed to soften job losses from the coronavirus but also benefited wealthy, well-connected companies and some celebrity owned firms. read more >

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 >

Arkansas Unemployment Fund Stable, but Worrisome

Arkansas Unemployment Fund Stable, but Worrisome

Banking & FinanceCover Story

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 >

A&P Trends Show Pandemic Pummelling Arkansas Visitors Bureaus

A&P Trends Show Pandemic Pummelling Arkansas Visitors Bureaus

Restaurants & Food

The coronavirus pandemic has battered city convention and visitors bureaus in Arkansas and sapped their sources of revenue: lodging and restaurant taxes. An industry built on bringing people together and attracting tourists is uniquely vulnerable to an infectious disease. read more >

Class Action Nets Lawyers $2.8M in Fees

Class Action Nets Lawyers $2.8M in Fees

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A group of plaintiffs’ attorneys, most of whom were involved in a controversial 2015 class-action suit, were recently awarded $2.8 million in fees for a class settlement against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. read more >