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Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said his office has approved enough signatures to allow a constitutional proposal to expand alcohol sales to all 75 counties to appear on the November ballot.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:37pm

Six stakeholder groups went back-and-forth Thursday for several hours on the economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s pending regulations to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants in Arkansas.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:38pm

Tyson Foods on Thursday (Aug. 28) completed the $8.5 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands, the largest deal ever in the meat industry.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:13pm

For the second month in a row, Fort Smith sales tax collections have surpassed the same month last year. But even with the increase in revenues, sales tax receipts are still below expectations for the year.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:04pm

Whirlpool Corporation said in a statement Thursday (Aug.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:59pm

Grocery giant Wal-Mart Stores will soon unveil its “Pickup Grocery” format with the first concept store near its home base in Bentonville.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:51pm

The average Arkansas home sales price may be down more than 2% for sales during the first seven months of 2014, but the number of homes sold is up almost 6% and the value of the sales are up 6.59%. It’s an impressive pace considering the gains posted in 2013.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:29pm

There are five entrepreneurial teams putting the final touches on their startup ventures as they wrap up the first five weeks of the “Summer 2014 ARK Challenge.” The teams are gearing up for the Demo Day event slated for Thursday (Sept.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:20pm

Sharif Omar has been appointed as CEO of Northwest Health System, replacing Dan McKay who recently took over as CEO of Sparks Medical in Fort Smith.


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:44pm

Fayetteville-based Picasolar was selected from hundreds of startups across the country to present at the SXSW Eco’s Startup Showcase, an entrepreneurial pitch competition held Oct. 6-7, in Austin, Texas.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:19pm

An Arkansas legislative committee heard directly from employers and educators at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Wednesday (Aug. 27) about how they are partnering to meet the region's employment needs in innovative ways.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:14pm

Newk’s Eatery is coming to Northwest Arkansas making its first stop in Fayetteville. The restaurant will be located at 637 E. Joyce Blvd. in a space at Spring Creek Center, Fayetteville. A grand opening is scheduled for Nov. 17.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:05pm

The Fort Smith regional economy workforce, which appeared to be stabilizing during the past year, took a negative turn in July with a 4.14% decline. The number of employed in the metro fell 2.35% in July compared to July 2013.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:06pm

Northwest Arkansas’ regional economy continues to be the state’s most robust, but the size of the metro workforce declined 3.58% in July compared to July 2013, and the number of employed dipped 0.41% year-over-over.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:00pm

Tyson Foods is moving toward closing its acquisition of Hillshire Brands but has again had to extended its tender offer of $63 per share on the $8.55 billion deal from. Tyson Foods noted in a release Tuesday (Aug. 26) that it expects the deal to close by Sept. 27.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:58am

The lawsuits against former bank president Dennis Smiley are starting to pile up, with Arvest now pursuing Smiley and his business interests for more than $800,000 owed from loans it made to Smiley.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:32am

The state’s economic development community concluded two days of workshops hearing from leaders who called for a workforce overhaul and potential changes to Amendment 82, the state’s superproject amendment.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:09pm

New orders for manufactured durable goods in July increased $55.3 billion, or 22.6% to $300.1 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau report.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:04am

The majority of Arkansas consumers in the recent Arvest Consumer Sentiment poll (65%) indicated they have not made a major household purchase in the past six months.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:23am

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) is on track to push past 600,000 annual enplanements, and the Fort Smith Regional Airport may post more than 90,000 enplanements for the first time in seven years.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:19am

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