Trends & Analysis

College Costs: Public, Private or For-Profit?

College Costs: Public, Private or For-Profit?

The average total cost of attending college in academic year 2016-17 ranged from $14,100 for a student at a public four-year institution who lived off campus with family to $48,900 for an on-campus student at a private nonprofit college.
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Give and Take (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Federal economic policy appears to be non-ideological. Let's call it whimsical. Americans have a reduction in the taxes we pay, but with tariffs, an increase in the prices of products we buy.
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Open Jobs Outnumber US Unemployed for 3rd Straight Month

U.S. employers posted slightly more openings in June than the previous month, resulting in more available jobs than unemployed people for the third straight month, signaling a solid economy.
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Your Duty To Your Employees (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Here's the thing: 401(k) plans managed with care, skill, prudence and diligence are as good for executives, who may be paying fees on higher balances, as for rank-and-file workers, who can't afford an expensive mistake. read more >

Life Is Priceless (Tré Kitchens Commentary)

Known as Issue 1 on the ballot, this proposed amendment to our state's Constitution places an arbitrary, one-size-fits-all cap on the damages a jury can award when there has been a loss of life or a limb or some other tragedy. read more >

Fed Finds Inequality in Wealth Distribution Growing

The distribution of income and wealth in the United States has grown increasingly unequal, according to the Federal Reserve. read more >

Open Jobs Outnumber US Unemployed for 3rd Straight Month

U.S. employers posted slightly more openings in June than the previous month, resulting in more available jobs than unemployed people for the third straight month, signaling a solid economy. read more >

Farther Along (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Oh, to have the power to subpoena people who could answer my burning questions and then force them to speak under oath! Some of the questions I still want answered date back a decade and more: read more >

College Costs: Public, Private or For-Profit?

The average total cost of attending college in academic year 2016-17 ranged from $14,100 for a student at a public four-year institution who lived off campus with family to $48,900 for an on-campus student at a private nonprofit college. read more >

Give and Take (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Federal economic policy appears to be non-ideological. Let's call it whimsical. Americans have a reduction in the taxes we pay, but with tariffs, an increase in the prices of products we buy. read more >

Arkansas Begins Fiscal Year with Revenue Rise

Arkansas finance officials say the state has begun its fiscal year with revenue coming in above expectations. read more >