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Arkansas’ efforts to grapple with a new EPA rule that will have a huge impact on the economy is still in the education phase and one key regulator says it’s “too early” to tell which direction the state may go in complying with the rule.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:24pm

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

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

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is moving ahead with plans to offer sanctioned baseball and softball under Division III, perhaps fielding its first team as soon as the fall of 2016.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:28pm

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 city of Fort Smith will make the leap into the modern age in September with the launch of livestreams – video of event available via the Internet – of Board of Directors meetings.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:48pm

The Fort Smith Regional Airport Commission approved a contract Tuesday (Aug. 26) with Pro-Tec Fire Services to provide firefighting protection and rescue services at the airport beginning Oct. 1.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:24pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 26) revisited a Board governance policy that had previously died when no members of the Board made a motion for passage at a June 3 meeting.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:38pm

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

The past three years have been a blur for James Smith, majority owner and founder of Springdale-based James+James — a furniture manufacturer now dabbling in retail.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:00pm

Mike Ross took time during the opening of his Northwest Arkansas campaign headquarters in Springdale to blast a new television ad from the Republican Governors Association (RGA) alleging that the 2007 sale of a pharmacy in Prescott owned by Ross and his wife, Holly, for $420,000 was “a sweetheart

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:13pm


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