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Families planning to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal this holiday will shell out just under $50 to feed 10 people.

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:24pm

Greg Lutes has been hired as vice president and general manager to the Dedicated Freight Team at Van Buren-based USA Truck. Steve Kendall was hired as vice president of dedicated sales for the expanded freight team.

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:32pm

Simmons First National Corp. management continues to earn the respect of banking analysts at Sterne Agee who recently initiated coverage on the Pine Bluff-based financial  institution.

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:37am

Tom Horton, former American Airlines chairman, has been appointed to Wal-Mart Stores Board of Directors as of Friday, Nov. 21. Horton is the 16th member of the retail giant’s board and will serve on the company’s audit committee.

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:45am

NanoMech is a dream come true for Dr. Ajay Malshe said he shared his dreams for what would become NanoMech 12 years ago with his wife. They packed their bags, left India, and came to the U.S. where seemingly all things are possible.

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:16pm

Picasolar Inc., one of the five startups to watch for 2014 as tagged by The City Wire, announced a recent $1.2 million capital infusion from public and private investors.


Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:27pm

BlueInGreen and its partners, Pinnacle Ozone Solutions and PCI Inc., suppliers of ozone process technology and equipment, announced that they have been selected to provide a new ozone system for the City of Fayetteville Paul R. Noland Wastewater Treatment.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:29pm

A May 1 vote against unionizing at the Fort Smith-based OK Foods processing facility in Heavener, Okla., has been thrown out by the National Labor Relations Board after it had accused the company of interfering with the vote. A company official rejected the interference allegation.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:44pm

Whirlpool claimed in a Nov. 17 letter to Fort Smith City Administrator that levels of toxic potentially cancer causing trichloroethylene (TCE) hasv been reduced by as much as 80% in some areas impacted by the plume.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:23pm

Investors of Dillard’s Inc. enjoyed a hefty $10 jump in share price on Thursday (Nov. 20) as the stock rose 9.4% to $121.14 per share in very active trading.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:05pm

Longtime Fort Smith car dealer and business man Randy Blythe has been found guilty of three counts of bankruptcy fraud and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:55pm

Of the eight metro areas in or connected to Arkansas, five had per capita personal income growth and three posted declines in 2013 compared to 2012. Only three Arkansas counties – Pulaski, Union and Arkansas –  in 2013 had per capita personal income above the national average of $44,765.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:41pm

Less than a week after Wal-Mart said it would match prices with online retailers in its stores, scammers found a way to cheat the system. Shoppers showed store cashiers a bogus online Amazon ad print out for PlayStation 4 for $90, regularly priced at $399.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:57pm

Dollar General Corporation affirmed its commitment to the acquisition of Family Dollar Stores in a statement to the media on Wednesday (Nov. 19).

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:37pm

America’s Car-Mart is beginning to reap the rewards of its disciplined business model. The company posted net profits of $7.519 million in its second quarter of fiscal 2015. Net income rose 29.5% from the same period last year.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:36pm

Walton Arts Center announced Wednesday (Nov. 19)  that Wendy Riggs will join the arts center as vice president of operations.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:36pm

CEO Donnie Smith said Tyson Foods “2.0” is at the beginning of a new growth phase with the integration of Hillshire Brands it acquired earlier this year at a cost of around $8.5 billion.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:32pm

Turkey Day traditions run deep within family tapestries and though it’s historically a day of big family meals, football and afternoon naps, shopping in recent years has become a must-do activity by a majority of moms, according to

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:01pm

Lance Beaty, the developer who transformed the eyesore that was once Phoenix Village Mall into an area that is now home to more than 1,100 jobs, hopes he is able to perform similar magic on the iconic and historic Masonic Temple in downtown Fort Smith.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:23pm

FedEx Corp. and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation again are joining together to deliver 17,000 Christmas Trees to service members and their families this holiday season.

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:19pm

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