Category Archives: Economy

You might as well drink what you want!

Consumers are finding out that the artificial sweeteners in diet sodas are unhealthy and cause people to gain weight regardless of zero calories. The diet beverages contain artificial sweeteners such as aspartame,sucralose and acesulfame potassium, according to an article on … Continue reading

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If you have picked up this morning’s paper you may have noticed the article on the state’s sales tax holiday. It states the third annual holiday will be this weekend, but what they didn’t mention is Louisiana’s sales tax holiday … Continue reading

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Unemployment remains unchanged

According to data released Friday from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Arkansas’s unemployment rate remains at a 7.3 percent for the month of June. The national unemployment rate is still at a 7.6 percent making Arkansas’ rate a tad … Continue reading

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