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Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Arkansas estimated at 6.3%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Arkansas is 6.3 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Construction permits authorized on U.S. multi-family homes in October increase over previous month

The total number of multi-family homes approved for construction in October 2019 in the United States was 311,400, compared to 265,200 for September, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Pharmaceuticals and medicines industry’s Q3 retained earnings down 2.6%

The pharmaceuticals and medicines industry’s retained earnings in the third quarter of 2019 was down 2.6 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Arkansas' Q3 property tax revenue down 75.9 percent from previous quarter

Arkansas collected $99 million in property taxes during the 3rd quarter of 2019, a 75.9 percent decrease from Q2, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Quarterly Summary of State and Local Taxes.

Apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers report 7.8 percent increase in year-over-year November sales

Sales by apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers in November 2019 were $12.1 billion, an increase of 7.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

One dual shop license set to expire during Q4 of 2019 in Rockport

One dual shop license held by an organization from Rockport is set to expire during the fourth quarter of 2019, according to data from the DSHS Professional Licensing and Certification Unit.

Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers report 10.6 percent increase in year-over-year September inventories

Inventories held by motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers in September were valued at $71.6 billion, an increase of 10.6 percent over the same period a year earlier.

Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers report 1.7 percent increase in November sales

Sales by motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers in November were $40.7 billion, an increase of 1.7 percent from the revised October 2019 level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers report $39.7 billion in September sales

Sales by motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers in September 2019 were $39.7 billion.

U.S. accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services report 5.5% change in revenue from Q3 2019 to Q3 2018

Revenue for accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services across the U.S. was $47 billion for the 3rd quarter of 2019, a 5.5 percent increase over the same quarter in 2018.

U.S. accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services report $45.1 billion in revenue for Q2 2019

Revenue for accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services across the U.S. was $45.1 billion for the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Plastics and rubber products industry’s Q3 retained earnings up 6.1%

The plastics and rubber products industry’s retained earnings in the third quarter of 2019 was up 6.1 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

U.S. administrative and support and waste management and remediation services report 1.2% change in revenue from Q3 2019 to Q3 2018

Revenue for administrative and support and waste management and remediation services across the U.S. was $255.9 billion for the 3rd quarter of 2019, a 1.2 percent increase over the same quarter in 2018.

Paper and paper products wholesalers report 3.1 percent increase in year-over-year September inventories

Inventories held by paper and paper products wholesalers in September were valued at $9.5 billion, an increase of 3.1 percent over the same period a year earlier.

Paper and paper products wholesalers report $7.5 billion in September sales

Sales by paper and paper products wholesalers in September 2019 were $7.5 billion.

U.S. administrative and support and waste management and remediation services report $254.1 billion in revenue for Q2 2019

Revenue for administrative and support and waste management and remediation services across the U.S. was $254.1 billion for the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Construction started on U.S. multi-family homes in October increases over previous month

The total number of multi-family homes started in October 2019 in the United States was 210,300, compared to 200,200 for September, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

One cosmetology beauty salon license set to expire during Q4 of 2019 in Quitman

One cosmetology beauty salon license held by an organization from Quitman is set to expire during the fourth quarter of 2019, according to data from the DSHS Professional Licensing and Certification Unit.

Grocery and related products wholesalers report 4.5 percent increase in year-over-year November sales

Sales by grocery and related products wholesalers in November 2019 were $56.6 billion, an increase of 4.5 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Furniture and home furnishings wholesalers report 3.5 percent decrease in November sales

Sales by furniture and home furnishings wholesalers in November were $7.6 billion, a decrease of 3.5 percent from the revised October 2019 level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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