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Conway gains on Tech business index

posted: 06/30/2015 9:48 a.m. Discuss

Conway made the biggest leap in April on the Arkansas Tech Business Index, which measures economic activity of 18 cities, encompassing labor, housing market, construction and retail sales data, according to figures released Tuesday.

UA System opens benefits to gay spouses

updated: 06/29/2015 10:45 p.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas System has opened a 31-day benefits program enrollment period for same-sex spouses, implementing a policy 13 months in the making after Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

UA finishing up building projects

posted: 06/30/2015 4:42 a.m. Discuss

Four campus buildings are set to open within the next two months at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, said Mike Johnson, associate vice chancellor for facilities.

Vietnam region, state ink accord

posted: 06/30/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an agreement Monday aimed at expanding trade opportunities with Vietnam's Dong Nai province.

Index up for May housing contracts

posted: 06/30/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as pending sales climbed to their highest level in more than nine years.

News in brief: 3 beer distributors are consolidating

posted: 06/30/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

Three major wholesale beer companies in Arkansas are consolidating under a new name, O'Connor Distributing.

Arkansas, Vietnamese province ink partnership deal

posted: 06/29/2015 11:31 a.m. Comments 4

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and officials from Vietnam’s Dong Nai province signed a memorandum of understanding Monday on developing economic, trade and education opportunities between the regions.

Tech Spotlight: Noise-isolating earbuds offer comfort, snug fit

posted: 06/29/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

I admit it. I am not the world's best when it comes to exercising.

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 06/29/2015 2 a.m. Discuss

More than 180 bankruptcy filings were reported around Arkansas during the most recent period.

Washington County Restaurant Inspections

posted: 06/29/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. All reports are from regular food service food store inspections unless otherwise noted.

Wal-Mart puts itself in the game

posted: 06/28/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Corporations tend to make many of their political moves behind the scenes. They often shy away from public displays of support for one cause or another to avoid alienating customers.

State's card rates among lowest in U.S.

posted: 06/28/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas banks and credit unions have a history of offering some of the best credit card interest rates in the country.

J.B. Hunt program aims to help women prosper in trucking

posted: 06/28/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Shelley Simpson's childhood dreams didn't include a job in the transportation industry.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Greedy Goats venture just grazing the surface of landscape services

posted: 06/28/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

When configured just right, the interior of a 1997 Dodge Caravan has room for about a dozen normal-size goats.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

posted: 06/28/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

BANKING The Arkansas Federal Credit Union has announced Valerie Erkman as vice president of marketing, Alan Harrison as vice president of business services, and Eric Mangham as chief financial officer.

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