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State growers give hops a try

posted: 06/26/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

With a growing local brewery scene, and an emphasis on using local ingredients, some farmers are trying their hand at growing hops.

Ferris wheel adorns Branson's main drag

posted: 06/26/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

BRANSON -- A 15-story Ferris wheel that until recently called Chicago home now is towering over Branson's main drag, just in time for tourism season.

Oil firms team up to lower expenses

posted: 06/26/2016 2:19 a.m. Discuss

The biggest oil-industry downturn in a generation has companies collaborating in ways they never thought possible.

Cities say 1970s' skywalks worked too well, now streets are deserted

posted: 06/26/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

DES MOINES, Iowa -- In a city where cranes and construction barriers mark a surge in new downtown apartments, hotels and offices, the sidewalks in Des Moines' core can be strangely quiet.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Pike County leaders welcome news reopened sawmill will hire 136

posted: 06/26/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Helpless. It's not among the specific words Glenwood Mayor Ron Martin uses to describe how it felt watching nearly 500 jobs disappear from his town in just a few months in 2010. But it's in the subtext as Martin, now in his 13th year as mayor of the 2,500-person town, recalls the impact.

Domestic airlines revamp clubs

posted: 06/26/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

The exclusive feel of domestic airline clubs has taken a hit over the last decade. They are more crowded, and the free premium cocktails have been disappearing. Free Wi-Fi is no longer even a draw because it is available in many airport terminals.

Qatari group buys Paris fashion house

posted: 06/26/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- Balmain, the Parisian fashion house beloved by Hollywood, the European jet set and the Kardashian clan, has been bought by a private investment group linked to Qatar's royal family that has sought to build a luxury-brand empire.

BET channel offers online-only option in 100 countries

posted: 06/26/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Viacom Inc. introduced an online-only version of its BET cable TV network for international audiences in 100 countries, including China and Germany, a major expansion of a leading entertainment outlet for black viewers.

NYC cabbies say mayor now cowed by Uber

posted: 06/26/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

The last time New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tangled with Uber Technologies Inc. and other mobile-device, ride-hailing companies, a campaign against his policies to limit their growth forced him to back down.

Audi gearing up to take on Tesla in electric car market

posted: 06/26/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Audi is preparing to challenge Elon Musk's Tesla Motors Inc. in making electric cars, betting that its decades of experience in designing traditional automobiles will help it trump the Silicon Valley startup.

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 06/26/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

U.S. patents issued to Arkansans

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 06/26/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more:

OIL AND GAS REPORT

posted: 06/26/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 1 drilling permit, 0 well completions and 6 well recompletions. By county, they were:

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

posted: 06/26/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 05/23/2016 through 05/27/2016:

BUSINESS AWARDS

posted: 06/26/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Jeffery Hamilton, vice president of engineering, Jerry Falleur, senior powder metallurgy engineer, and Suresh Shah, chief metallurgist, all at Cloyes Gear & Productions Inc., received an award of distinction in the automotive engine category of the 2016 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition

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