Category Archives: Money

How much is your Twitter account worth?

Twitter made its big debut in the stock market world on Thursday closing at $44.90 a share, which according to USA Today, that makes the company’s value at more than $31 billion. As with any other social network site, it … Continue reading

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Decisions…Decisions

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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I’m loving it?

Telling someone that they will end up working at McDonald’s has sometimes been used as a way to motivate people to pursue an education or simply get their life together. Well, what if you did end up working at McDonald’s … Continue reading

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New Century and Mellor Park in lease negotiations

Rumors that New Century Chinese Restaurant might be vacating its premises in Mellor Park Mall are right now merely a matter of negotiation, said Sajal Agarwal. Agarwal, one of the owners of the mall, declined to comment further saying he … Continue reading

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Tax cut deal likely around the corner

State legislators are likely days away from brokering an agreement on approximately $100 million in tax cuts, according to breaking coverage from Arkansas News. Senate President Pro Tem Michael Lamoureux said today the deal is expected within “a day or … Continue reading

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UCAPS to discuss expansion

Nearly a year after the resignation of the former board and the growing pains associated with passing new bylaws, the Union County Animal Protection Society has set its sights on a new venture and plans to talk expansion at tonight’s … Continue reading

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El Dorado named one of America’s “best small town comebacks”

El Dorado earned a bit of national cred this morning as one of the “best small town comebacks” compiled by CNN. Citing the city’s investment in the $18 million El Dorado Conference Center and a recent boom in commerce and … Continue reading

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Calion man arrested for leaving UPS driver trapped in wreck

Union County investigators arrested on Thursday a 32-year-old Calion man who reportedly left the scene of an accident earlier this week in which the driver of a United Parcel Service truck was trapped behind his wheel, according to UCSO Investigator … Continue reading

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Spray paint wave puts vehicle owners out thousands

Nearly two months after an unidentified person went on an egging spree through several affluent neighborhoods in El Dorado, a second vehicular crime wave swept through the area with a rash of spray paintings causing more than $11,000 in damage, … Continue reading

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Walmart Foundation director expected to receive executive nomination

The Obama Administration is expected to go the Walmart way when it nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation, to head up the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. According to numerous sources, cited by Talk Business, the … Continue reading

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Promise expands to include non-resident students

The El Dorado Promise is expanding the parameters for eligibility to the scholarship program to include non-resident El Dorado Public Schools students, according to a release from Magen Olive, of the Murphy Oil Corporation. Effective with the May 2013 graduating … Continue reading

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House speaker proposals $150 million in tax cuts

Arkansans could reap the benefits of more than $150 million in tax cuts if House Speaker Davy Carter has anything to say about it. Carter (R-Cabot) asked the House Revenue and Taxation Committee today to come up with proposals for … Continue reading

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Sequestration estimated to have a $920 million economic productivity impact in Arkansas

Eleventh-hour opportunities to spare the nation the economic impact of sequestration are thinning as both chambers of Legislature work on proposals that would replace the $85 billion in federally-mandated across-the-board cuts. In Arkansas, cuts are expected to signify a $920 … Continue reading

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Officials backpedal on FedEx deal saying it’s still under negotiation

El Dorado Mayor Frank Hash may have spoken a bit too soon when he revealed during Thursday’s El Dorado Civitan Club meeting that a FedEx facility would soon be built on Champagnolle Road near Therma-Flite. Negotiations have been underway since … Continue reading

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House passes bill to reward whistle blowers on fraud and waste

Augmenting ethics reform and the state’s online open checkbook — both of which became realities after the 2011 general session — the Arkansas House of Republicans passed a bill today to offer cash rewards to state government employees who blow … Continue reading

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