There’s no shortage of building activity across Benton and Washington counties with the biggest overall project being the $600 million widening of the spine, aka Interstate 49, to provide better access North to South.
The rate of auto repossessions jumped 70% across the U.S. led by subprime and deep subprime borrowers, according to credit agency Experian. It’s a jump expected by officials with Bentonville-based America’s Car-Mart and a trend for which they’ve prepared.
More than 300 people came to a Sebastian County Democratic Party-sponsored barbecue dinner Saturday night (Sept. 13) for a chance to hear from the party's top of the ticket candidates, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross.
Polls taken within days of each other place the Arkansas governor's race as either a competitive race between Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson or a far lead for Hutchinson with the race in its final two months.
More than 350 sales items and 35 woman-owned companies have become Wal-Mart suppliers in the almost two years since Wal-Mart and Walmart.com announced an effort to bring more woman-owned suppliers’ products from around the round to an online marketplace.
Wal-Mart Stores was among the top five big spenders for U.S. development last year that doled out $66.7 billion for business infrastructure which includes facilities, property and equipment, according a report from the Progressive Policy Institute.
The Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority is scheduled to meet with the chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee next month, the second meeting with a high-ranking Washington politician in Fort Smith since August regarding infrastructure-related issues.
With the ink barely dry on its blockbuster $8.55 billion deal, Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith wasted no time in providing an upbeat “Brady Bunch” assessment on the integration of Hillshire Foods brands’ and operations.
Dollar General won’t take “no” for an answer. The company extended a tender offer directly to Family Dollar stockholders for $80 a share on Wednesday (Sept. 10). The hostile takeover attempt comes after two rejected acquisition offers to Family Dollar’s board of directors.
Tumbling crude oil prices are pushing gasoline pump prices to their lowest level in years, giving optimism to U.S. and Arkansas consumers that they will be able to fill up for less than $3 a gallon this fall.
The amount of land to be purchased for a voter-approved, bond-financed $20 million county jail facility in Crawford County could be growing in size if a plan discussed at Tuesday evening's (Sept. 9) Jail Committee meeting is approved by the full Quorum Court at its regular meeting next week.