US. consumer confidence rose again for the fifth consecutive month in June. This puts at the highest levels seen since the start of the pandemic and comes as a sign
Category: June 2021
Despite its celebration for several years, no data has been collected on the economic impacts in Arkansas of federalizing Juneteenth. Juneteenth was celebrated as a national holiday for the first
UAMS chancellor says COVID-19 is ‘at best, smoldering’ in Arkansas Though many feel the pandemic is lifting, top state health officials are raising concerns. The Chancellor of UAMS described COVID-19
The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it may act sooner than previously planned to start dialing back the low-interest rate policies that have helped fuel a swift rebound from the
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researchers have been awarded a one-year, $1.4 million grant to study the causes behind COVID-19’s devastating impact on minorities and develop plans to help
New COVID-19 cases are declining across most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states bucking that trend have lower-than-average vaccination rates, and experts
The pandemic is to blame for a rash of illegal trash dumping in Pulaski County. It’s a common occurrence, but county officials say it’s become worse in the last year.
U.S. employers added a modest 559,000 jobs in May, an improvement from April’s sluggish gain but still evidence that many companies are struggling to find enough workers as the economy
‘Never seen anything like it’: Demand far surpasses inventory in Arkansas housing market The housing market in central Arkansas is red hot, with demand for homes far surpassing inventory across
Kelly Farrell, the chief of interpretation for Arkansas State Parks, gave a presentation to the El Dorado Kiwanis Club Wednesday, where she spoke about some of the organization’s upcoming initiatives.
Arkansas’ surplus for the fiscal year is approaching $1 billion, the state’s finance office said Wednesday, as it reported a major boost in income and sales tax collections. The Arkansas