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The Sam M. Walton College of Business

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  • 5NewsOnline: Walton Arts Center announces new board members, officers
  • Talk Business and Politics: Walton Arts Center announces new board members, officers
  • Arkansas Business: Jebaraj gives passing grade to CARES Act
  • KUAF: U of A Economist: Tourism, hospitality industries will need stimulus to survive
  • KNWA: Economist breaks down COVID-19 impact on state's economy
  • Arkansas Business: Despite Pandemic, NW Arkansas Real estate remains strong
  • Talk Business & Politics: State partners with Baptist Health on COVID testing; Walton says tourism industry 'hardest hit'
  • 5newsonline.com: Home improvement and remodeling jobs surge during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist: Tourism industry needs a bailout to maintain jobs, quality of life
  • KATV: Economist claims state tourism industry needs a bailout to maintain jobs, quality of life
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economic worries escalate, fewer plan to travel during Labor Day weekend 
  • Talk Business & Politics: Fort Smith sales tax revenue beats budget expectations, but budget cuts to remain
  • Hot Springs Sentinel-Record: An open letter to Arkansas legislators OPINION
  • KNWA: Report: Northwest Arkansas real estate strong despite pandemic
  • Arvestshare.com: NWA real estate market remains healthy amid pandemic
  • ArkansasOnline: Woes not hitting real estate in NW region, report shows
  • NWAOnline: Report: Northwest Arkansas real estate strong despite virus
  • Arkansas Business: Despite pandemic, NW Arkansas real estate remains strong
  • Talk Business & Politics: Northwest Arkansas real estate market shows limited impact from COVID-19 pandemic
  • Talk Business & Politics: State applies for FEMA jobless funds, will not make $100 weekly match
  • KUAF.com: Checking in on the Economy in the Second Quarter
  • Mervin Jebaraj warned more financial turmoil is in store without Congressional agreement on new pandemic package
  • Harrison Daily Times: Jebaraj to speak at economic update breakfast
  • KATV: UA economist says unemployment benefits and $600 supplement propped up US economy
  • Talk Business & Politics: UA economist says unemployment benefits and $600 supplement propped up U.S. 
  • Talk Business & Politics: Arkansas' fiscal year off to a good start with 47.2% increase in July revenue
  • Episode 79-Mervin Jebaraj is economically in tune with Northwest Arkansas: I am Northwest Arkansas
  • KUAR: Arkansas revenue soars above projections in July for good start to fiscal year
  • KARK TV: Fayetteville business prepares for shorter Razorback football season amid COVID-19 pandemic 
  • ArkansasOnline: Walmart pledging increased severance
  • KNWA: Fayetteville local business prepares for shorter Razorback football season amid COVID-19 pandemic
  • ArkansasOnline: Voters to decide Bethel Heights' fate
  • KNWA: Fayetteville local business prepares for shorter Razorback football season amid COVID-19 pandemic
  • NWAOnline: Voters to decide Bethel Heights' fate
  • NWAOnline: Walmart pledging increased severance layoffs part of US streamlining
  • NWAOnline: Walmart cutting jobs, cites "changes"
  • ArkansasOnline: Vote in 2 cities near; results to determine Bethel Heights' fate
  • KNWA: A Closer look: Arkansas' COVID-19 economic impacts
  • NWADOnline: JPs told county's expenses on target, official says virus impact not severe
  • 40/29: Fayetteville police department receives many calls on people not wearing masks
  • UA Newswire O'Leary-Kelly Named Chair of Walton Arts Center Council
  • KUAF: UA Economist grades state, national response to COVID-19
  • KNWA: Razorback football season in limbo as COVID-19 outbreak shows no slowing down
  • ArkansasOnline: Some Arkansas cities' income climbs despite virus
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist grades state, national response to COVID-19
  • 5News Facebook: University of Arkansas economist Mervin Jebaraj gives the federal government a pretty good grade for its economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • KATV News: Economist grades state national response to COVID-19
  • UA Research Frontier podcast: Will we bounce back Jebaraj analyzes the pandemic's impact on Arkansas Economy
  • UA News: New Short talks dives into lasting effects of COVID-19 on economy
  • KNWA: International UA students run risk of inability to return to fall classes
  • Fayetteville Flyer: Fayetteville fills 10 positions on city boards and committees
  • KNWA: Special Report An unprecedented election year
  • Talk Business and Politics: U.S. enters recession, ending longest economic expansion in U.S. history
  • ArkansasOnline: Silenced Walmart fest echoes in NW
  • Private Wealth: Walmart's celebrity -studded annual party is silenced by covid
  • KATV: Economist: Stimulus checks, no stay-at-home order softened financial impact in Arkansas
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist: Stimulus checks, no stay-at-home order softened financial impact in Arkansas
  • KWNA: We urge the administration to be more specific in its proposals to safeguard the UA community
  • BloombergQuint: Walmart's celebrity -studded annual party is silenced by covid
  • Financial advisor Magazine: Walmart's celebrity -studded annual party is silenced by covid
  • KNWA: Millions of jobs lost in April due to coronavirus pandemic
  • ArkansasOnline: Retailers in Northwest Arkansas hoping to stay afloat during pandemic
  • Talk Business & Politics: US lost 20.5 million jobs in April as national unemployment rate soars to 14.7%
  • KUAF: Economies of smaller cities, rural areas likely hit hardest during pandemic
  • 40/29 News: Arkansas relaunches small business grants, additional $40 Million available
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist: 2Q GDP will be much worse than 1Q; no college football will zap regional economy
  • Magnolia Reporter: Rural Arkansas will have longer path to economic recovery
  • KATV Report: Arkansas' tourism industry handling COVID-19 better than other states
  • UA Newswire: Economies of smaller cities, rural areas likely hardest hit by COVID-19
  • KNWA: Governor makes false claim regarding COVID-19 testing
  • Talk Business & Politics: Arkansas' tourism industry handles COVID-19 better than other states; leisure, hospitality industry most affected in state
  • ArkansasOnline: Business leaders hoping U.S. delivers 2nd round or relief
  • ArkansasOnline: Arkansas jobless rate rises to 4.8%
  • ArkansasOnline: States execs on call with Trump to offer advice on recovery
  • ArkansasOnline: Fayetteville housing authority to buy apartments
  • NWAOnline: Pool of small-business benefits runs dry while Congress debates
  • KNWA: Small business owner gets creative in making cash
  • KNWA: Economist, policy analyst say cities need to prevent service cuts
  • 40/29 NEWS: Almost 150,000 Arkansans have filed for unemployment
  • ArkansasOnline: NW construction sites bustling as workers deemed essential
  • Arkansas Online: Construction workers remain at Northwest Arkansas job sites
  • KNWA (NWAHomepage.com): A closer look: 16m people are on unemployment due to COVID-19
  • 5NEWS: Facts not Fear: UA economist answers your questions about coronavirus in Arkansas
  • KNWA/Fox 24: A Closer Look: Businesses work to "make it" during COVID-19 crisis
  • ArkansasOnline: Renters, landlords face crunch time as rent, mortgages come due
  • 5newsonline: People who receive social security will also get a stimulus check
  • KUAF.com: U of A Report examines impact of coronavirus on regional economies
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist: $2.2 trillion spending package will help, but more will be needed
  • Talk Business & Politics: Skyline Report: Commercial vacancy rate in NWA fell to 10% in second half of 2019
  • NWAOnline: Northwest Arkansas cities, counties preparing for economic toll
  • NWA Democrat Gazette: Virus toll projections indicate dire times ahead for state's economy
  • University of Arkansas Newswire: COVID-19 Economic Impact in Arkansas
  • KNWA: NWA projected to lose more than $200m in sales during COVID-19 outbreak, economist says
  • 5newsonline.com: Small businesses to get help thanks to federal stimulus package
  • Talk Business & Politics: University of Arkansas researchers offer early estimates of COVID-19 impact to NWA economy
  • Northwest Arkansas Business Journal: New home sales in Bentonville School District triple all others in NWA
  • Talk Business & Politics: New home sales in Bentonville school district triple all others in NWA
  • Fayetteville Flyer: NWA home sales reach record high according to newly released Skyline Report
  • ArkansasOnline: Aid to American workers a must, U.S. Sen. John Boozman says: State's lawmakers working on solutions in Washington
  • Arkansas Online: Home sales in NWA climb to record level
  • 5newsonline.com: Skyline Report: NWA home sales reach record high, lot supply hits all-time low
  • NWA Democrat Gazette: Study details struggle of Arkansas' working poor
  • Talk Business and Politics: NWA home sales hit high, lot supply falls to low in 2019
  • 5newsonline.com: Fayetteville financial experts say stock market fallout is only temporary
  • ArkansasOnline: Bentonville expecting growth after new art museum opens
  • KUAR: Arkansas Economist: Coronovirus breadth key to impact on US, world trade
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist Coronavirus breadth key to impact on U.S. world trade
  • Talk Business & Politics: Resilience in manufacturing could continue but at a slower pace
  • 4029 News: Stocks fall in response to coronavirus
  • Talk Business & Politics:Under 40 forum focuses on hunger relief, poverty
  • 40/29: Arkansas trucking, manufacturing could be hurt by coronavirus
  • KNWA: A closer look working in communal work spaces
  • Talk Business & Politics: Top 5 Arkansas business stories of the decade
  • ArkansasOnline: Merchants still await development in downtown Springdale
  • KUAF: Annual report forecasts continued low unemployment in NWA
  • Talk Business & Politics: UA economist discusses trade deals-job growth
  • Talk Business & Politics: Take time to talk
  • ArkansasOnline: Northwest Arkansas housing costs rise as region's art scene grows
  • Arkansas Business: Job growth slowing but economy still stable, economists say
  • ArkansasOnline: Economic growth in 2020 in Northwest Arkansas expected to be better than forecast says
  • Talk Business & Politics: Global economist says recession fears are subsiding
  • ArkansasOnline: Area group's goal connecting investors, start-up businesses
  • ArkansasOnline: Northwest Arkansas housing costs rise as region's art scene grows
  • Arkansas Business: Job growth slowing but economy still stable, economists say
  • ArkansasOnline: Economic growth in 2020 in Northwest Arkansas expected to be better than 2019's forecast says
  • Talk Business & Politics: Global economist says recession fears are subsiding
  • Arkansas Online: Area group's goal connecting investors, start-up businesses
  • NWA Business Journal: Take time to talk
  • ArkansasOnline: State's poverty rate inches up to 16.8%, census figures show
  • KNWA: USMCA trade deal help will Arkansas poultry exports, expert says
  • NWA Business Journal: Business Forecast 2020
  • NWA Business Journal: The 2020 home buying forecast
  • Nikkei: Red states: Trump Country's love affair with Chinese investment
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economists describe a 'resilient' 2019, with a slowing state economy in 2020
  • Arkansas Business Journal: Flush it right away: Best Quotes of 2019
  • Times Record:  Low wages, skills gap lessen chances out of poverty in Fort Smith
  • Times Record: 2020 Arkansas Business Forecast set in January
  • UA Newswire: U of A Staff Campus Climate Survey Results Now
  • UA Newswire: Economists to discuss outlook for 2020 at 26th Business Forecast Luncheon
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist warns tariffs could impact consumer prices