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Upswing in personal savings seen in state, nationally in ‘erratic’ recovery

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.

Agritourism growing in state

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.

USA Truck posts positive quarter

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.