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Deal called near for MM Cohn site

posted: 09/02/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Owners of the former MM Cohn Co. department store building at 510 Main St. are close to striking a deal to sell the historic property to the Little Rock-based Chi Hotel Group, which is developing an Aloft hotel next door.

J.B. Hunt son charged in traffic dispute

posted: 09/02/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

A felony charge of aggravated assault was filed Monday against Johnnie Bryant Hunt Jr., in connection with a confrontation with another motorist after an accident in June.

Business news in brief

posted: 09/02/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

FCC funds firms' rural broadband work AT&T Inc. and CenturyLink will receive several million dollars a year from the Federal Communications Commission to expand broadband Internet service to customers in rural Arkansas, the FCC said last week.

News in brief

posted: 09/02/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Unemployment rates fall in metro areas July unemployment rates in four Arkansas metropolitan areas fell below the state's unemployment rate, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

Dave & Buster's applies for Little Rock building permit

updated: 09/01/2015 12:21 p.m. Comments 2

Dave & Busters has applied for a permit to open a location in southwest Little Rock.

Eight Arkansas cities exceed average economic activity rating

posted: 09/01/2015 7:36 a.m. Comment 1

Eight Arkansas cities included in the Arkansas Tech Business Index had above-average economic activity ratings during the year's second quarter.

Lost $3.9M from fraud, bank reveals

posted: 09/01/2015 2:57 a.m. Comment 1

First National Bank of Lawrence County, based in Walnut Ridge, has been the target of a $3.9 million fraud, the bank acknowledged Monday.

Trucking firm vice president resigns

posted: 09/01/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

USA Truck Executive Vice President Jeff Lester resigned from his position on Aug. 24 after Chief Executive Officer Tom Glaser asked him to change his weekly routine and work from the company's Van Buren offices on a daily basis.

News in brief: Wal-Mart Foundation targets kids nutrition

posted: 09/01/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

The Wal-Mart Foundation has donated $10.5 million worth of grants as part of a commitment to increase access to food and nutrition education for children.

Tech Spotlight: Apps make it fun to keep your eye on the sky

posted: 08/31/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Ever look up at the sky and wonder what's up there? I happen to have a couple of apps that can answer that question, and in some very cool ways.

On Computers: Windows 10 search bar finds stuff lost in transition

posted: 08/31/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

A reader told us he was glad he installed the free Windows 10. Then his digital world crashed. He couldn't find Picasa, the program he uses for editing his family photos. He asked us to organize a search party. Here's what the posse found:

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 08/31/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

More than 170 bankruptcies were reported around Arkansas during the most recent filing period.

Northwest Arkansas: On the Agenda

posted: 08/31/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Today, 1:30-3 p.m. — Arkansas adult education classes, Goodwill Career Center, 1001 S. Mt. Olive St., Siloam Springs.

Stink bugs, other pests appearing in large numbers of crops

posted: 08/30/2015 10:39 a.m. Comment 1

PINE TREE, Ark. — Farmers should expect to see an unusually dense wave of insect and pest populations in crops across the state.

NW banking is mixed bag, analysis finds

posted: 08/30/2015 3:15 a.m. Comment 1

Depending on what criteria are used, the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area has one of the most -- or least -- competitive banking markets in the country.

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