Top News & Analysis Arkansas

  • Face masks are increasingly being mandated in U.S. cities and states. The biology department at the University of Arkansas Little Rock put four kinds of masks to the test: the N-95, disposable, cloth and neck gaiter. Here are the results.

  • Residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas, wait in line to file for unemployment on April 6, 2020.

    Arkansas is reporting a spike in Covid-19 cases. The state is still scheduled to move into its next phase of reopening on Monday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The United States will invoke a federal defense law to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the new coronavirus, the Trump administration said, as a new case of unknown origin was confirmed in California on Friday. "We will use the Defense Production Act as necessary to enable that our contracts go to the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The United States will invoke a federal defense law to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the new coronavirus, the Trump administration said, as a new case of unknown origin was confirmed in California on Friday. "We will use the Defense Production Act as necessary to enable that our contracts go to the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The United States will invoke a federal defense law to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the new coronavirus, the Trump administration said, as a new case was confirmed in California on Friday. The latest U.S. case was reported in Santa Clara county in California, home to the Silicon Valley technology hub.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The United States will invoke special powers to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the new coronavirus, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Friday, as the Trump administration was criticized by Democrats for its preparations. With more countries reporting new infections, companies...

  • Feb 28- Cratering markets are pushing global central banks to the point they all warned against and worried about, of an evolving global economic shock hitting at a time when their capacity to respond in force is in doubt even as investors hound them for action. On Friday afternoon, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell issued a statement in which he said that while...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The United States will invoke special powers to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to combat the coronavirus, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Friday, as the Trump administration came under criticism from Democrats for its response to the crisis. "We will use the Defense Production Act as necessary to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- Illinois has "successfully contained" the new coronavirus to two confirmed cases, with both patients recovering fully and returning home, Governor J.B. Pritzker said on Friday. Even so, as the outbreak that began in China has spread globally, Illinois will expand its testing capabilities to two additional labs beyond Cook County in central and...

  • Feb 16- A Missouri jury's $265 million award to peach grower Bill Bader in his lawsuit against herbicide providers Bayer and BASF has raised the stakes for the two companies as at least 140 similar cases head to U.S. courts later this year. A jury in U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, handed Bader, the state's largest peach farmer, $15 million in actual...

  • "Rig activity is biased to the downside in this weak and uncertain price environment," said James Williams of WTRG Economics in Arkansas, noting "It is likely both oil and gas production will peak in the first half of the year." Looking ahead, U.S. crude futures were trading around $52 a barrel for the balance of 2020 and $51 for calendar 2021. Occidental Corp on Tuesday...

  • "Rig activity is biased to the downside in this weak and uncertain price environment," said James Williams of WTRG Economics in Arkansas, noting "It is likely both oil and gas production will peak in the first half of the year." Looking ahead, U.S. crude futures were trading around $52 a barrel for the balance of 2020 and $51 for calendar 2021. Occidental Corp on Tuesday...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday will propose legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions. The proposed legislation reflects an acknowledgement in the Republican party...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions. The proposed legislation reflects an acknowledgement by some in the Republican...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday will propose legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions. The proposed legislation reflects an acknowledgement in the Republican party...

  • World Food Program USA Board Chairman Hunter Biden speaks at the World Food Program USA's Annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony at Organization of American States on April 12, 2016 in Washington, DC.

    The order comes as the Senate conducts an impeachment trial of Trump, who had asked Ukraine's president to announce a probe of Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.

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    CNBC picks out some of the best places with ghoulish histories and scary stories to guarantee any visitor a terrible night's sleep this Halloween.

  • President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, July 15, 2019.

    Trump's critics and health policy experts say moves out of the White House have made and will make it more difficult for people to obtain the mental health-care that the president is advocating.

  • Collin Palkovitz relocated to Vermont this year under its Remote Worker Grant Program.

    Vermont has a labor problem — its workforce is one of the oldest in the nation, and it's dwindling. It has a plan to combat the decline.

  • Railroad tracks leading into the historic train depot in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    By the numbers, these are America's worst states for business, according to a 2019 CNBC ranking released today. They received low marks for the quality of their workforce, business-friendliness, education and economic growth.