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Tyson Foods said it will spend $8 million to install a new freezer and work stations creating 90 new jobs in its Robards, Ky., chicken processing facility.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:47pm

John Woodham works for a company that provides benefit and human resources services to more than 300 companies in 38 states. His world got a lot busier following Friday’s (June 26) ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that legalizes same sex marriage in all states.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:16pm

The two building sectors across Northwest Arkansas moved in different directions last month as new residential and new commercial permits issued by the region’s four largest cities totaled $57.693 million, down sharply from the $90.89 million permit value reported a year ago.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:02pm

Collections of Arkansas’ 2% tourism tax during the first four months of 2015 totaled $4.247 million, up 7.25% compared to the same period in 2014. Collections for each of the four months of 2015 set a new record for that month.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:46pm

Hospitality tax collections in the Fort Smith area are showing gains after getting off to a slow start for 2015. The tourism industry is doing well statewide, with collections of the state’s tourism tax setting records for January through April revenue.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:59pm

A Pentagon official confirmed over the weekend that a decision on the $30 billion award for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) project remains on schedule for an award in the fiscal fourth quarter, which for the U.S.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 1:32pm

Beef loving consumers continue to shell out more for hamburgers and steaks as retail fresh beef prices rise higher this summer, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:02pm

Karen O’Donohoe has been named director of the Occupational and Life Skills program at NorthWest Arkansas Community College.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:16am

After a week in a teen entrepreneurship boot camp, John David Halaway said the experience was a good one to help him manage his own company, J.D.’s Mobile Car Detailing.

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:06am

Wayne Farms, integrated poultry company with a large complex in Danville, withdrew its planned initial public offering that had hoped to raise $250 million. The Oakwood, Ga.,-based company cited unfavorable market conditions that prevented the company from getting the appropriate valuation.

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:04am

Sam’s Club, the warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores, announced a daily discount to its members in a program it calls “Shocking Values”. The daily deals on provide up to 60% off of retail prices on selected brand items.

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:03pm

Almost a year ago Wal-Mart held an “open call” for manufacturers to present product ideas. Hugh Jarratt showed up with a plastic taco plate. It’s been a hit.

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 6:33pm

Arkansas severance tax collections fell more than 50% in May from year ago levels as the state’s rig count plummeted to single digits and drilling crews are leaving the state for other richer wet shale plays across the U.S., according to state severance tax and employment data and industry report

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:47pm

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce have formed a partnership to develop a new Innovation Hub in a building that the Chamber of Commerce is acquiring on the Fayetteville downtown square.

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:31pm

The iconic ball cap worn by Sam Walton, a miniature Wal-Mart truck and short biographical stories of Walton’s retail rise are among more than 600 artifacts woven into the fabric of the “American Enterprise” exhibit set to open July 1

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:16am

The Fort Smith business community may not be as open to reinstatement of a business license fee as some members of the Fort Smith Board of Directors might hope.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:27pm

As more prominence and recognition has been given to the state’s burgeoning startup and entrepreneurial community over the past few years, Arkansas still fell from six spots in a highly-watched national index that ranks new business growth and startup activity among the 50 states.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:23pm

A contract is pending for the sale of the historic Lane Hotel, a focal point in downtown Rogers. Closing is scheduled sometime in July and depending on what the new owners have planned, the new property could be part of the “buzz” in downtown Rogers.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:26pm

Sales tax revenue across the four largest cities of Northwest Arkansas rallied in the June report, with cumulative proceeds totaling $4.864 million, a gain of 9.92% from a year ago.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:20pm

May and April reports on the closely watched U.S. shipping industry suggest that the national economy may be struggling to maintain the pace that began in 2014.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:07pm


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