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[8 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,840 views]
Innovation key to economic recovery?

It’s no secret that the economy may be recovering but people are wondering where the jobs are. According to the Arkansas Department of Workforce services, the unemployment rate here in the Natural State was 7.1 percent in April — an improvement over 7.3 percent in the same month a year ago.
Here’s something to keep in mind, however — the Department of Workforce Service reported there were 1.236 million Arkansans working in April, down from 1.263 million jobs reported a year ago. How did unemployment decline even though fewer people were …

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[17 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,145 views]
Week in Review — April 11-17

It was a busy week, for sure and certain, and we had an anniversary, too.
Yes, First Arkansas News turned one-year-old on April 16. What’s next for us? There are a lot of things in the work and we’ll announce them as they pan out. Stay tuned, and thanks to everyone who has made this site a regular stop.
Of course, we know full well that some folks don’t make it by here as much as they want. Life gets busy, after all, and that’s just how it goes. So, we’ve made …

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[17 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 2,832 views]
Best Mustang yet?

Not long ago — up until just last year, in fact — getting a Ford Mustang with a V-6 typically meant giving up on performance.
Some people liked the Mustang’s styling but didn’t want to shell out the extra bucks for a V8. Some people were after economy and felt the V6 delivered on that front.
Regardless of the reason, a Mustang with a V6 typically meant you weren’t going to get spirited  performance out of your Ford. Sure, it might look great, but there’s a reason those V6-powered pony cars were …

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[11 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 4,625 views]
Ram 1500 — 7,000 miles later

At the end of June, I bought my first full-sized pickup truck — a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT.
Since the 2011 Rams are virtually unchanged from the 2010 models, this seems to be a good time to write a review of my Dodge so as to give people an idea of how those trucks hold up after the “new” has worn off.
The long and short of it is this — the Ram is a great truck that has held up well after 7,000 miles (not a lot, I know) and …

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[29 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | 2,299 views]
Dodge Ram 1500 — buying American again

Like a lot of Americans, I was downright irate when the federal government announced it was bailing out General Motors (GM) and Chrysler.
This is, after all, a capitalist economy — companies that can’t compete fail and are replaced. Bailing out a company that can’t cut it seems, well, fundamentally wrong.
After fuming over bailouts for awhile, I swore to never buy an American car again (I drove a Toyota Matrix at the time). I then swore to never buy an American car again unless it was made by Ford. Yes, Toyota …