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May 10-16, 2021

Moms, frontline female workers face higher barriers in COVID-19 economy

As key U.S. economic data is released over the past two weeks showing a strong economic rebound in April, one big piece of the puzzle that is missing is the fate of millions of women that have left or gone missing from the U.S. job market during the pandemic.

Biden administration shifts COVID-19 vaccine response to rural areas with $1 billion in new funding

As President Joe Biden looks to get the COVID-19 vaccine to more than 160 million Americans by the Fourth of July, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on May 4 announced the availability of nearly $1 billion to strengthen the administration’s vaccine response efforts in rural communities. 

Khodakovskaya named Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow

Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya, professor of biology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been named a fellow for the Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA).

Mother’s Day spending to top $28 billion

If the value of mothers could be captured, their stock would certainly be on the rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the highly watched annual survey on Mother’s Day spending this past Sunday (May 9). Still, once Mother’s Day is over, many women will find they do not have the same value in the workplace, another study notes.

Brown on Business

If President Joe Biden gets his way this summer, Americans need to brace for a mother of all construction projects that will dwarf the ongoing downtown Arkansas River construction on the I-30 Crossing development.