What economic impact could Juneteenth as a federal holiday have on Arkansas?

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…

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Read more about the article Changed by Pandemic, Many Workers Won’t Return to Old Jobs
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Changed by Pandemic, Many Workers Won’t Return to Old Jobs

There’s a wild card in the push to return to post-pandemic life: Many workers don’t want to go back to the jobs they once had. Layoffs and lockdowns, combined with…

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Atmosphere, options and safety at the top of consumers’ list

Fast Facts: Survey conducted by Division of Agriculture initiative looks at consumer prioritiesData collected from 199 southwestern Arkansas residentsSurvey results at uaex.uada.edu/createbridgesresources A friendly atmosphere, options, and safety measures were…

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Little Rock restaurant, bar owners hope COVID relief package boosts business

The coronavirus pandemic hit Arkansas in March 2020, causing thousands of Arkansans to lose their jobs. Some Arkansas bar and restaurant owners said they may have felt the impact the…

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Restaurants Are Big Beneficiaries of COVID-19 Relief Bill

Restaurants devastated by the coronavirus outbreak are getting a lifeline from the pandemic relief package that’s awaiting final approval in the House. The bill passed by the Senate on Saturday a dds…

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