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posted: 08/28/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Jill Bright was promoted to vice president, director of marketing and business development at Citizens Bank. She has worked for the bank for 11 years and was vice president, business development officer.


posted: 08/28/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Benton County

Rule drafted to limit big-rig speed

posted: 08/27/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The federal government has issued a proposed rule requiring heavy-duty vehicles to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed on U.S. roadways, a measure it believes will help save lives and more than $1 billion in fuel costs each year.

State credit unions see mortgage spike

posted: 08/27/2016 1:45 a.m. Comment 1

Credit unions in Arkansas were among the country's fastest-growing in first mortgage originations, according to an analysis of almost 6,000 credit unions through June.

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posted: 08/27/2016 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Bank of Ozarks most profitable in state Little Rock-based Bank of the Ozarks was the most profitable bank in the state through the first six months of the year, according to information supplied by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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posted: 08/27/2016 1:40 a.m. Discuss

Design team sought for LR office project Architects and engineers are being asked to submit requests for qualifications to the state of Arkansas for a 100,000-square-foot office building to be built at 1610-1616 W. Third St. in Little Rock.

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posted: 08/26/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

60 set to lose jobs at NLR grader plant

Caterpillar lays off 60 employees in North Little Rock

posted: 08/25/2016 4:01 p.m. Comments 2

Sixty employees at Caterpillar’s production plant in North Little Rock have been laid off to “align production with demand,” the company said.

Entergy suit cites 'time bomb' in code

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A subsidiary of Entergy Corp. threatened in a lawsuit filed this month that almost half a million Entergy customers would be unable to access their online bills next month unless it could prevent the detonation of a software "time bomb."

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updated: 08/25/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Waltons' shares net $255M for charities Members of the Walton family sold more than 3.5 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. stock from a trust established last year to trim the family's ownership stake and fund its charitable interests.

Little Rock visitors bureau will buy downtown building for $3.35M

posted: 08/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock's Advertising and Promotion Commission members voted 4-3 Tuesday in favor of purchasing the Cromwell Building for $3.35 million.

Retailer: Sales up 11.8% at website

updated: 08/24/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon wasn't happy with the company's e-commerce sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2017, saying year-over-year growth had become too slow for a retailer pumping billions into the expansion of its online capabilities.

Truckers generally OK with new U.S. emissions standards

posted: 08/24/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Trucking Association -- as well as its national counterpart -- are "cautiously optimistic" about new federal emissions standards that went into effect last week.

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posted: 08/24/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart to inquire into Welspun labels Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is analyzing certification records from Welspun India Ltd., to determine if the textile supplier produced falsely labeled Egyptian cotton products.

Bureau's downtown Little Rock building purchase analyzed

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

It would take at least six years for the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau to see the financial benefit of owning the Cromwell Building, according to an analysis of the proposed purchase.




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