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The Palladium Group inducted Ozarks Electric Cooperative into the 2014 Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:46pm

The head of the Arkansas Research and Technology Park said Thursday that the “town and gown” collaborative effort between the city of Fayetteville and University of Arkansas has been the key ingredient to the success of the region’s research park over the past decade.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:45pm

Wal-Mart’s Japanese business unit Seiyu announced today (Oct. 30) plans to close 30 of its stores as it seeks to revamp that business with more investment in freshness and online shopping.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:46am

The September labor market report for the Fort Smith area shows two consecutive months of workforce gains and rise in the number of employed. Such gains will need to continue to erase an almost 9% loss in regional jobs from an employment peak in October 2008.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:12am

Big gains in September job numbers and declines in the number of unemployed pushed the Northwest Arkansas jobless rate down to 4.4% compared to 5.5% in September 2013.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:08am

El Dorado oil giant Murphy Oil Corp. saw third quarter earnings fall 10.8% from a year ago as sliding crude prices and weaker international oil demand cut into the company’s bottom line and flattened the company’s profit margins for the fifth straight quarter.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:59pm

The building at 318 Garrison that was the home of Varsity Sports Grill for more than 20 years may have not served up a cold brew and a hot meal in months, but it does not mean the site was without activity as crews did a more than $500,000 renovation of the building in preparation for the opening

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:44pm

A Fort Smith mental health hospital is investing $5.1 million in an expansion that will add a total of 25 jobs.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:28pm

Walmart Savings Catcher, a mobile app that compares local sale prices of branded grocery items within a particular region, is being expanded to include toys and perhaps other merchandise for the upcoming holiday season.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:28pm

Kentucky native Stephen Brooks was headed north in his corporate marketing career with Chick-Fil-A when he jumped off the bandwagon and ventured south to Fayetteville to launch a career in real estate.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:35pm

Shareholders of J.B. Hunt Transport Services will receive a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share, in line with previous quarters, according to a release from the Lowell-based transport company Wednesday (Oct. 29).

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:45pm

Bella Vista is a beautiful place, regardless of the season, but its low cost of living, temperate weather and active outdoor recreational offerings put the village-like town at the top of the list for retirement, according to Money Magazine.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:12pm

Simmons Foods confirmed plans to shutter its poultry processing facility in Jay, Okla., effective Dec. 22. The plant employs roughly 200 workers who will have the opportunity to transfer to other facilities in Southwest City, Mo., Decatur, Van Buren and Siloam Springs.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:42am

Co–debtor Cynthia Smiley, wife to former Arvest banker H. Dennis Smiley Jr., has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in the Western District of Arkansas.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:46am

The city of Rogers and the A&M Railroad have joined forces to offer a nostalgic train ride from Frisco Station (Rogers) to Dickson Street carrying football fans to the Arkansas-LSU (Louisiana State University) football game on Nov. 15.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:47pm

The crowded banking sector in Northwest Arkansas continues to draw interest from outside the region evidenced by the recent deal struck between Simmons First National to sell five of its empty branches to First Paragould Bankshares.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:01pm

As BHP Billiton begins the difficult job of marketing its Fayetteville Shale assets, a top Wall Street analyst says prospective suitors will definitely have an advantage in negotiations with the Australian industrial giant – especially in the current low-price environment for natural gas.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:47pm

Stronger freight demand and lower fuel costs resulted in a profitable mix for Tonititown-based P.A.M. Transportation Services who reported another record quarter ending Sept. 30. 

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:28pm

Fort Smith-based Gadget Grave will open on Nov. 1 a second store which will be located at 240 Joyce Boulevard in Fayetteville.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:14pm

Builders across Benton and Washington counties secured 205 permits for new homes last month to keep them busy for the rest of the year – which is 100 more new starts than recorded a year ago.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:07pm


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