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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Drug-use rate a jobs barrier, governor saysFAYETTEVILLE -- Businesses sometimes have difficulty finding enough job applica
Drug-use rate a jobs barrier, governor says
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
FAYETTEVILLE -- Businesses sometimes have difficulty finding enough job applicants in Arkansas who can pass drug-screening tests, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday while speaking at the annual conference of Arkansas Economic Developers. The problem... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Proposed Overtime Rule Divorced From Reality (Randy Zook Commentary)Take Harry the junior accountant, for example. Harry makes $12.50 an hour plus
Proposed Overtime Rule Divorced From Reality (Randy Zook Commentary)
Arkansas Business / Posted 3 days ago
Take Harry the junior accountant, for example. Harry makes $12.50 an hour plus benefits and takes home $500 a week before tax. But Harry typically works 45 hours a week, sometimes more. As Harry is a real go-getter just starting his career and with... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Not in this worldInstead of pro-growth policies that lift up Americans' wages, it seems the Obam
Not in this world
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
Instead of pro-growth policies that lift up Americans' wages, it seems the Obama administration has a bad habit of hoping wages will magically rise through coercive, anti-growth policies. That's what's behind its push for a redefinition of overtime... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Political smog v. clean airHere we go again, another fruitless skirmish in the great War on Coal, coming t
Political smog v. clean air
Arkansas Times / Posted 22 days ago
Here we go again, another fruitless skirmish in the great War on Coal, coming to a battlefield near you. President Obama had not even announced the new rule requiring power plants to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by an... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Acxiom closes sale of infrastructure armTwo private-equity firms have closed on their purchase of Acxiom Corp.'s inform
Acxiom closes sale of infrastructure arm
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
Two private-equity firms have closed on their purchase of Acxiom Corp.'s information-technology infrastructure management operations. Acxiom, of Little Rock, announced in May that it planned to sell the struggling department to Charlesbank Capital... Read more
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Arkansas Business
State Chamber Investigation Follows Resignation of SVP Susie MarksYou may have heard that Susie Marks resigned suddenly as senior vice president
State Chamber Investigation Follows Resignation of SVP Susie Marks
Arkansas Business / Posted 24 days ago
You may have heard that Susie Marks resigned suddenly as senior vice president of programs for the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce in June. Whispers can now confirm that the resignation has been followed by an investigation into missing... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Road group feels need for speedIn light of a dwindling funding source and a federal government stalemate, Gov.
Road group feels need for speed
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
In light of a dwindling funding source and a federal government stalemate, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s highway funding working group needs to move with a greater sense of urgency, some members say. The group, which met for the second time Tuesday, needs... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Plan dropped to shut bridge at MemphisTennessee highway officials have scrapped plans to award a contract by the end
Plan dropped to shut bridge at Memphis
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 1 months ago
Tennessee highway officials have scrapped plans to award a contract by the end of the year for a project on an Interstate 55 interchange in Memphis that would have closed the I-55 Mississippi River bridge for nine months in 2017. Instead, they... Read more

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