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Tax cut task force leader looking to avert Kansas, Oklahoma-like budget disaster

April 15, 2020

  Incoming Senate President Sen. Jim Hendren, R-Gravette, said Tuesday (Nov. 27) that state legislators are studying “safety measures” for the upcoming legislative session to protect Arkansas from budget shortfalls that beset surrounding and nearby states that enacted large tax cuts. “We have refined our work and what you are going to see in all […]

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What’s on the Market in Wearable Tech

April 9, 2020

What’s on the Market in Wearable Tech  Wearable technology has come a long way from the first widespread wearable gadget, the calculator watch. The wearable tech industry has been receiving a lot of attention in the past few years. It is likely on the brink of rapid ascension, especially with big hitters like Samsung and […]

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Walton family disposes of $432 million in Walmart stock

April 9, 2020

Heirs of the the Walmart fortune continue to reduce the family’s holdings of company stock as part of a plan to keep ownership at slightly below the 50% level. Over the summer Robson, Alice and Jim Walton, children of Walmart founders Sam and Helen, sold more than 881,150 shares of Walmart stock in several open […]

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China’s Digital Wallets Offer a Glimpse at the Future of Payments

April 5, 2020

Chinese consumers conduct 11 times more mobile payments than their counterparts in the United States, so as we look to the future of digital wallets, China is a natural place to start. Forecasts for mobile payment adoption in the United States remain flat for now; however, two major brands – WeChat and AliPay – offer […]

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Which Countries Are Set to Attract the Highest Skilled Workers from Abroad?

April 4, 2020

For the world’s most innovative companies, the stated goal of attracting top talent is not simply an HR mantra – it’s a matter of survival. Whether we’re talking about a giant like Google that is constantly searching to add world-class engineers or we’re talking about a startup that needs a visionary to shape products of […]

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The Evolution of Computer Science in One Infographic

March 19, 2020

We take computing power for granted today. That’s because computers are literally everywhere around us. And thanks to advances in technology and manufacturing, the cost of producing semiconductors is so low that we’ve even started turning things like toys and streetlights into computers. But how and where did this familiar new era start? The History […]

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Arvest Wealth Management plans change in provider

March 10, 2020

    Arvest Wealth Management (AWM), a subsidiary of Fayetteville-chartered Arvest Bank, is in the process of changing its custodian and clearing firm relationships from Wells Fargo Clearing Services and Raymond James and Associates to Pershing.   The consolidation and conversion are scheduled for later this year. AWM President and CEO Jim King said the […]

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Visualizing How Much Countries Spend on R&D

March 9, 2020

Innovation can be a major competitive advantage for any developed economy. However, achieving a sustainable rate of innovation isn’t necessarily a straightforward exercise. The reality is that innovation is a complex and difficult outcome to measure, and there are many different variables that factor into it at a national level. Research and development (R&D) expenditure […]

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USA Truck net income up 45% despite challenges in logistics segment

March 3, 2020

Building on positive financial trends in 2018, Van Buren-based USA Truck reported first quarter 2019 net income of $1.501 million, up 45% compared to the $1.035 million in the first quarter of 2018. It was the most profitable quarter for the shipping and logistics company since 2006. The earnings per share of 18 cents missed […]

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Transamerica to lay off remaining Little Rock workforce by end of This Year

February 4, 2020

    Transamerica Corp. will lay off more than 100 of its remaining employees at the company’s Employee Benefits (TEB) group in Little Rock by the end of 2019, bringing to close a long period of downsizing and job cuts that began nearly five years ago, a company spokesman told Talk Business and Politics on […]

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