posted: 05/19/2013 3:19 a.m.
Charles Portis has a handle on reality. In his novels, there’s always some character tinkering with a gasoline engine, it seems. Portis knows how we live.
posted: 05/19/2013 3:19 a.m.
Two of Little Rock’s most popular restaurants are practically next-door neighbors.
posted: 05/18/2013 3:52 a.m.
For the first time since January 2012, Arkansas’ civilian labor force grew, even if only by about 900 people, as the state’s April unemployment rate slipped to 7.1 percent from 7.2 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.
posted: 05/18/2013 3:44 a.m.
Though Arkansas’ two largest airports followed a national trend of declines in commercial airline flights during the past five years, they haven’t been hit as hard as many of the nation’s smaller airports, according to a national study issued this week.
posted: 05/18/2013 3:42 a.m.
Wal-Mart has filed a lawsuit in Benton County Circuit Court to prevent several anti-Wal-Mart groups from trespassing on store property — specifically to prevent the groups from engaging in past activities, such as unlawful picketing, demonstrations, disrupting customers and confronting managers.
posted: 05/18/2013 3:37 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “I’m not surprised major hubs have fared better.The larger the population base, the more potential travelers.” John Parker, Fort Smith Airport director, about a new study showing small U.S. airports have lost commercial airline flights over the past five years. Article, 1D
posted: 05/18/2013 3:35 a.m.
$5.2 million awarded in nursing-home suit A Faulkner County jury awarded the family of a Perry County woman $5.2 million in a suit against a Greenbrier nursing home.
posted: 05/17/2013 9:12 a.m.
Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point in April to 7.1 percent, the state Department of Workforce Services announced Friday.
posted: 05/17/2013 3:42 a.m.
Wal-Mart Stores can’t block investors from using publicly disclosed internal files in lawsuits that claim that company directors failed to properly oversee executives accused of bribing Mexican officials, a judge said Thursday.
posted: 05/17/2013 3:32 a.m.
Shale-gas production in Arkansas has not resulted in groundwater contamination, according to a study by researchers at Duke University and the U.S. Geological Survey.
posted: 05/17/2013 3:29 a.m.
Entergy, steel mill get initial rate OK The Arkansas Public Service Commission on Thursday tentatively approved an agreement on electric rates between Entergy Arkansas Inc. and a steel mill to be built near Osceola.
posted: 05/17/2013 12:50 a.m.
The owner of a pipeline that supplies diesel and jet fuel to three locations in Arkansas — El Dorado, North Little Rock and Jonesboro — has notified a federal agency that it plans to make changes in the pipeline.
posted: 05/17/2013 12:48 a.m.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported lackluster first-quarter earnings per share of $1.14 Thursday, blaming the outcome on a longer-than-usual winter and a delay in income tax return checks being issued in the critical first part of the quarter.
posted: 05/16/2013 12:19 p.m.
Tyson Foods Inc. said Thursday that it has assembled an independent panel to serve as advisers to FarmCheck, the animal-treatment audit program crated by the Springdale-based poultry producer last fall.
posted: 05/16/2013 7:03 a.m.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported Thursday first-quarter net income of $3.78 billion, up about 1.1 percent from the $3.74 billion earned in the previous first quarter.