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There an estimated 28,614 fewer Arkansans in the workforce and 8,434 fewer Arkansans employed in August compared to August 2013. The August jobless rate was 6.3%, up from 6.2% in July and lower than the 7.7% in August 2013.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:34pm

The proposed Arkansas Colleges of Health Education announced Friday (Sept. 19) that Forsgren Inc. of Fort Smith was selected as the contractor for site preparation for its new college of osteopathic medicine and work at the site could begin as early as next week.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:50pm

The largest retailer and private employer in the world is beefing up its payrolls with the addition of at least 60,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season, according to Gisel Ruiz, chief operating officer for Walmart U.S.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:36am

Severance tax collections in Arkansas reached an all-time high of $77.3 million in fiscal 2014, pushed upward by stronger natural gas prices and better drilling techniques and production at the wellhead, industry experts say.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:17pm

CVS Health will open the first two of four planned western Arkansas pharmacies on Sept. 21 in Van Buren and Oct. 12 in Bella Vista, according to Michael DeAngelis, spokesman for the Rhode Island-based retailer.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:40pm

FCRA Executive Director Ivy Owen is pushing a commercial property plan for land in the area between the planned $30 million ArcBest corporate headquarters and the planned

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:29pm

Nine lawyers carrying large files met with Benton County Circuit Judge John Scott on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 18) to sort out the complex legal proceedings facing former Arvest banker Dennis Smiley, his wife and father Henry Dennis Smiley Sr.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:33pm

Large, expansive liquor stores being built along Interstate 540 on Grand and Phoenix Avenues in Fort Smith may make it appear as though more liquor stores are coming to the city, but that is not the case according to the state official who oversees the alcohol permitting agency in Arkansas.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:25pm

Officials with Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 23 for a new $4 million allied health building.

The event is set for 11 a.m.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:27pm

Fascination with 3D printing continues to brew in the retail industry and toymaker Hasbro is taking a 3D event on the road to 10 Walmart Supercenters, including the store at Pleasant Grove Road in Rogers.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:42pm

Barbara Still has been named a senior vice president of Arvest Asset Management in Fayetteville.

Still is promoted from a senior regional investment officer where she worked in Arvest’s downtown Fayetteville location.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:25pm

Shannon Newton’s career in the trucking industry happened purely by accident and being selected as the president of the Arkansas Trucking Association wasn’t on her road map either.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:18pm

Simmons Foods announced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding $315 million senior bonds carrying a 10.50% coupon rate and due in 2017.


Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:20am

Walmart has invested $3 million into a chicken processing and eggs facility in Costa Rica to ensure food quality for the poultry it sells there, according to Spanish media source La Republica.net

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:56pm

One of the most surprising statistics for many to digest about the booming Northwest Arkansas economy is the number of children and adolescents who are at risk for hunger — one in four locally, compared to one in six people across the nation, according to local hunger relief advocates.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:12pm

Randy Staley, MD  recently was named chief medical officer for Ozark Guidance.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:27pm

NanoMech announced Wednesday it has secured an additional $12 million in capital for its Series B Financing round to continue growth as a global nanoscale manufacturer.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:52pm

Arkansas’ three largest metro areas showed either improvements or stability during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to The Compass Report’s analysis of second quarter data.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:22pm

Officials with Beaudet Aviation, a subsidiary of JCB Aero located in France, announced Wednesday (Sept. 17) plans to invest $2.5 million in a Little Rock operation and initially create 75 jobs.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:10pm

Andy Murray is no stranger to innovation. Long before he began in the last year to manage creative marketing for Wal-Mart, this serial entrepreneur was finding ways to integrate technology and pioneering shopper marketing before smartphones were in vogue.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:02pm

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