posted: 06/20/2013 3:40 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “The Fed is out of the closet.They expect to end these [bond] purchases. [Ben] Bernanke wasn’t more specific than later this year, but connecting all the dots suggests he is thinking in the fourth quarter.” Ward McCarthy, Jefferies Group chief financial economist Article, 1D
posted: 06/20/2013 3:39 a.m.
State to kill 9,000 birds over avian flu An Arkansas livestock official said Wednesday that poultry flocks potentially exposed to avian flu in Scott County have been isolated and about 9,000 birds will be euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease.
posted: 06/19/2013 3:44 a.m.
Seven shareholders of the Conway technology company First Orion Corp. have filed a lawsuit against a former executive for Acxiom Corp. for using proxies granted by two of the plaintiffs to take control of the company.
posted: 06/19/2013 3:42 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We don’t really have an inflation issue in this country.” Omair Sharif, RBS Securities Inc. economist Article, 1D
posted: 06/19/2013 3:39 a.m.
Laser-systems firm lands Pentagon deal A Fayetteville-based technology company has been awarded a $332,000 contract by the U.S. Department of Defense to further develop its Laser-Fire Free Space Optical Communications System.
posted: 06/19/2013 12:45 a.m.
Sam’s Club is a strong, robust 30-year-old this year, and some new incentives for members — such as the first ever use of a special savings book, online deals and technology-driven check-outs — are giving the warehouse retailer more muscle heading into the future.
posted: 06/18/2013 3 a.m.
After years of construction headaches, building is underway on a new, $42 million Mercy Orthopedic Hospital, the Fort Smith area’s first such specialty hospital.
posted: 06/18/2013 2:51 a.m.
Van Buren company to expand food plant FORT SMITH — Van Buren food-service company Tankersley Foodservice LLC has announced a $4 million plant expansion that will add 20 to 40 new jobs, President Thomas Moon said Monday.
posted: 06/18/2013 12:55 a.m.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s third-party experts assigned to inspect the 279 garment factories the retailer uses in Bangladesh have completed the initial inspection on 16 facilities so far and found “no safety threats that would … require their closure during remediation,” a Wal-Mart spokesman said Monday.
posted: 06/17/2013 7:31 a.m.
VAN BUREN — A food service company that has been in western Arkansas for 70 years is embarking on a $4 million expansion at a Van Buren facility.
posted: 06/17/2013 3:56 a.m.
A new crop option for Arkansas farmers is exploding in the Delta — and maybe onto breads and salads.
posted: 06/17/2013 2:49 a.m.
ALEXANDER Vanessa Janette Perkins, 3023 Red Hawk Cove, June 6, 2013, Chapter 13. AMITY Dennis Albert and Brenda Kay Terry, 231 Sugar Loaf Road, June 7, 2013, Chapter 7.
posted: 06/17/2013 12:13 a.m.
By the end of the year, the sign at Acxiom Corp.’s headquarters in Little Rock will be replaced with the new, sleeker and more modern logo the company unveiled in March.
posted: 06/16/2013 3:29 a.m.
A new report by FarmAid, the farmer advocacy group founded by country music legend Willie Nelson, takes Tyson Foods Inc. and other large meat companies to task over their dealings with contract farmers.
posted: 06/16/2013 3:26 a.m.
Just look at them. They have all anyone could want and more: fame, family, wealth.