The majority of Arkansans, according to a recent Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey, say they have not made major household purchases in the past six months and about a quarter of Arkansans surveyed want to increase their savings rate.
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BARLING — The James W. Trimble Lock and Dam is the most used lock on the 447-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System for commercial purposes, but that hasn’t kept “Lock 13” from facing budget cuts and a loss of preventive maintenance.
PINE BLUFF — An Arkansas-based company announced plans Wednesday to build a $130 million plant in the Jefferson Industrial Park to manufacture wood pellets for the European market.
FORT SMITH — Although a Federal Reserve survey taken last fall found 40 percent of people don’t feel like they have enough money to save, the Fed’s most recent numbers tell a different story with personal sector savings deposits showing a drastic increase since fourth-quarter 2013 levels of $207.1 billion to 2014’s first quarter figure of $574.3 billion.
FORT SMITH — Fort Smith remained on top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for May, and 11 cities saw their value increase.
FORT SMITH — Baldor Electric Co. was recognized Friday for doing something over the past four years that only a handful of other Arkansas companies have done: 10 million work hours without a lost-time accident.
FORT SMITH — Agritourism is growing in Arkansas as more farm owners open their gates to tourists and form a spiderweb-like network among several state agencies and nonprofit organizations.
FORT SMITH — USA Truck posted its first quarter of positive net income in three years as the company continues to drive on its turnaround plan with diversification, efficiency and “crisp execution,” President and CEO John Simone said.
FORT SMITH — The second-biggest spending season of the year, back-to-school shopping, is upon us, and a tax holiday is set to begin Saturday in Arkansas.
FORT SMITH — Fort Smith remains at the top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for the second straight month.