Tagged: Covid-19

Big Deals in Arkansas Jump 157% Despite Pandemic

Big Deals in Arkansas Jump 157% Despite Pandemic

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the value of the biggest deals in Arkansas last year jumped 157%, from $7.9 billion in 2019 to $20.3 billion in 2020, pushed largely by Walmart’s sales of stakes in two subsidiaries, Asda Group and Seiyu. read more >

Arkansas Banks Branches to Help With Vaccine Effort

Arkansas Banks Branches to Help With Vaccine Effort

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At least seven Arkansas banks are participating in "Operation Vax Speed," an initiative between the Arkansas Bankers Association and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association to offer COVID-19 vaccines at bank branches throughout the state. read more >

'Hold the Phone' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

'Hold the Phone' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Republicans make a big distinction between spending and cutting taxes, but it’s a distinction without a difference when the money has to be borrowed either way. read more >

Cautiously Optimistic (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Cautiously Optimistic (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareRestaurants & FoodEditor's Note

I participated in our Arkansas Business of the Year awards program on Wednesday and it was weird. I know it was weird because that was the word I kept hearing from other attendees. read more >

COVID-19 Stresses Apartment Renters

COVID-19 Stresses Apartment Renters

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The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent unemployment have put stress on renters and apartment properties in the United States, the National Association of Realtors Research Group noted in its February 2021 “Commercial Market Insights” report, released March 1. read more >

Lab Accused of False COVID-19 Tests Fires Back

Lab Accused of False COVID-19 Tests Fires Back

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A lab accused of botching COVID-19 tests has denied allegations of wrongdoing in court filings and has fired back with a counterclaim against the Illinois health care provider that brought the suit. read more >

Arkansas Hospitality Tax Receipts Plunge in 2020

Arkansas Hospitality Tax Receipts Plunge in 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic sent hospitality tax collections in Arkansas plummeting last year, and the blow to some tourism bureaus in the state, which rely on the taxes for revenue, was even worse than those figures show. read more >

Momentum Delayed Momentary Museum

Momentum Delayed Momentary Museum

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The Momentary opened to great fanfare in February 2020 in Bentonville, celebrating itself as the relaxed “living room” contemporary art satellite museum of the famed Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. read more >