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Electricity fickle, 3 tell PSC

posted: 02/14/2016 2:44 a.m. Discuss

For years, Hot Springs Village residents have lived with subpar electricity service, the community's leaders say and even Entergy Arkansas executives acknowledge.

Activists target poultry industry

posted: 02/14/2016 2:43 a.m. Discuss

The Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center has spent the past two years traveling the state, collecting stories and data from poultry workers that point to the sometimes difficult conditions in the poultry industry -- the state's fifth-largest private employer.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Chaffee Crossing exec gives 3 years notice, hopes to wrap up projects

posted: 02/14/2016 2:27 a.m. Discuss

More than $1 billion in capital investments have occurred in the past 15 years at Chaffee Crossing, the 7,000 acres of mixed-use property inside the Fort Smith and Barling city limits.

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 02/14/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

U.S. patents issued to Arkansans Feb. 9

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 02/14/2016 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: 02/14/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 0 drilling permits, 1 well completion and 8 well recompletions. By county, they were:

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

posted: 02/14/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 01/11/2016 through 01/15/2016:

BUSINESS PEOPLE

posted: 02/14/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

AGRICULTURE - Brenda Watts, owner of K&P Flying Service in Watson, was elected president of the National Agricultural Aviation Association for 2016.

Wal-Mart: Cutting trans fat sooner

posted: 02/13/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is scheduled to remove partially hydrogenated vegetable oils from its private label food brands by the end of the month, well ahead of federal mandates calling for removal by 2018.

State in 3rd tier for tech, policies

posted: 02/13/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas is rated as a third-tier state in regard to its policies, practices and infrastructure supporting innovation, according to a recent study conducted by the Consumer and Technology Association.

News in brief

updated: 02/13/2016 1:39 a.m. Discuss

Mays, LR tech park officially drop suits The Little Rock Technology Park Authority and lawyer Richard Mays on Friday dropped their litigation over Mays' building at 415 Main St.

New Little Rock flights set for Destin, Denver

posted: 02/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

GLO, a regional air carrier, will offer nonstop service from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field to the Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fla., airport beginning March 25 and running through Sept. 5, the New Orleans-based carrier said Thursday.

Sun Capital arm buys Arkansas-based FFO

posted: 02/12/2016 5:44 a.m. Discuss

An affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, a private-equity firm, has purchased Fort Smith-based furniture retailer FFO Home from Alpine Investors.

Arkansas Index falls 3.71 as markets sag

posted: 02/12/2016 5:44 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, fell 3.71 to 286.75 Thursday.

Pledges heard to open up Cuba

posted: 02/11/2016 2:13 a.m. Comment 1

Several lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Jonesboro, told the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba on Wednesday that they'll work to pass legislation removing barriers to trade with Havana.

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