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Warren Dupree Student Wins InvestWrite Challenge

Warren Dupree Student Wins InvestWrite Challenge

The state’s best elementary school finance writer is a PCSSD fifth-grader!

It takes years to build up the financial savvy to navigate the markets. But Dylan Mosakowski is decades ahead of the game. He just won distinction as the first place state winner in the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite® essay competition with McGraw Hill Financial. Clark, a fifth-grade student at Warren Dupree Elementary School in Jacksonville, claims this recognition in the elementary school division in the Spring 2014 competition.

InvestWrite, an innovative national writing competition, produced by The Stock Market Game program, challenges 4th - 12th graders to analyze investments and recommend portfolio allocations targeting financial goals.

74 new jobs, $60 million expansion coming to North Little Rock

74 new jobs, $60 million expansion coming to North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Ben E. Keith, a distributor of food service products, today announced plans to build a new, expanded North Little Rock facility. The company will invest $60 million in a new 300,000-square-foot facility that will be the company's Mid-South Regional Headquarters. Through the expansion, the company will add 74 new jobs and retain 260 current jobs at an average wage of $33.75 per hour.

The expansion is made possible through a $1.5 million grant through the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA). Matt Erskine, EDA's deputy assistant secretary of commerce, joined Governor Mike Beebe, Ben E. Keith's leadership, representatives of Arkansas' congressional delegation and local leaders to announce EDA's grant commitment.

Robert Reich documentary ‘Inequality for All’ showing at Ron Robinson Theater

Robert Reich documentary ‘Inequality for All’ showing at Ron Robinson Theater

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s ‘Inequality for All’ documentary will show at Ron Robinson Theater Thurs., May 1 at 7 p.m.

Easter Seals to host free shredding event

Easter Seals to host free shredding event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Easter Seas) -- Easter Seals RENEW Recycling is hosting a Community Shred Day in which individuals, schools, churches, and businesses can drop off their paper and secure documents at the Center for Training and Wellness, and we will shred/recycle for free. People can drop off old bank statements, tax returns, bill stubs, and e-waste such as old computers, phones, and printers.

State economic statistics reviewed

State economic statistics reviewed

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - When reviewing socio-economic status statistics in the state, officials have said that Arkansas overall has some work to do.

Michael Pakko Ph. D., a UALR economist, said that the state as a whole only makes 81 percent of the national per capita income average, but Pulaski County is higher than the national average.

Fire ratings affect homeowner insurance

Fire ratings affect homeowner insurance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - New requirements for fire departments may affect your insurance rates.

After being forced to meet two separate standards for insurance purposes, fire departments are now able to roll those standards into one.

Tax Delinquent Land Sale Scheduled for Pulaski County

Tax Delinquent Land Sale Scheduled for Pulaski County

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (CSL) – A public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Pulaski County will be held at the Verizon Arena- Meeting Room 1A & 1B in North Little Rock on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., according to John Thurston, Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. 

Recent legislation has affected the procedures for the sale of tax delinquent properties and purchasers should take the time to review the changes prior to the auction dates.  The Commissioner of State Lands provides a Catalog of Tax Delinquent Lands which contains the current statutes governing the sales, auction dates, times, location and other pertinent information regarding parcels being offered.  The catalog can be found on the Commissioner’s website at www.cosl.org  or is available in print form by mail.