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Business news in brief

posted: 04/26/2015 4:42 a.m. Discuss

Bigger Sonic opens in May in Springdale

Young entrepreneur earns award

posted: 04/26/2015 2:21 a.m. Comment 1

FAYETTEVILLE -- From an office full of sticky notes and color-coded calendars, Anna Morrison says her organizational ability got her through college.

Grain-dealing service to add Conway jobs

posted: 04/26/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Grainster, a matchmaking service for grain buyers and sellers, has received an influx of money from investors and plans to hire 120 people in Conway this year and another 100 within two years.

Business Matters: Redevelopment group gains a lot of ground with gift of 200 acres

posted: 04/26/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

There are very few scenarios where giving away 200 acres makes good financial sense.

Building Permits

posted: 04/26/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

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

Patents Awarded

posted: 04/26/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Patents Issued to Arkansans

Oil and Gas Report

posted: 04/26/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 8 drilling permits, 9 well completions and 1 well recompletions. By county, they were:

Business People

posted: 04/26/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss


Needs $167M boost in rates, Entergy says

posted: 04/25/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Entergy Arkansas, the state's largest utility, is seeking a $167 million increase in its rates, the firm said Friday in a filing with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

News in brief

posted: 04/25/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Windstream: Spinoff complete, has assets

Entergy Arkansas seeks rate increase for 2016

posted: 04/24/2015 4:32 p.m. Comments 2

Entergy Arkansas is seeking to raise electricity bills to improve its power grid and cover the cost of an El Dorado power plant, the company said in a filing with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

Fort Smith native to appear on 'Shark Tank'

posted: 04/24/2015 10:36 a.m. Discuss

A Fort Smith native and University of Central Arkansas graduate will pitch her company on Friday's episode of Shark Tank.

PB bank enjoys big 1Q gain

posted: 04/24/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First National Corp. earned $8.7 million in the first quarter, almost double the net income of a year earlier, the Pine Bluff bank said Thursday.

Retailer execs see rewards decline

posted: 04/24/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. did not meet financial performance goals for fiscal 2015, and executive pay fell as a result.

J.B. Hunt vote rejects investor proposal on emissions

posted: 04/24/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. shareholders voted down what one executive called the first shareholder-submitted proposal in company history during Thursday's annual meeting.


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