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Getting it straight

posted: 04/23/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

News in brief

posted: 04/23/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

LR hospital erecting abuse-victim center Arkansas Children's Hospital recently took out a building permit to erect a $7 million three-story office building that will house various programs and services for victims of childhood sexual, physical and psychological abuse.

Avian flu hits farm in Iowa, dooming 5.3 million egg layers

posted: 04/22/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

The number of commercial birds to fall prey to avian influenza nearly tripled Monday when a single facility containing millions of hens was diagnosed with the disease.

Selling Cubans rice still on hold

posted: 04/22/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Farmers and ranchers would see a boost if the U.S. embargo on trade and travel to Cuba were completely lifted, Riceland Foods Inc. Vice President Terry Harris told a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday.

State's unemployment steady at 5.6%

posted: 04/22/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

News in brief

posted: 04/22/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

State's milk output flat in first quarter Milk production in Arkansas was flat for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year, according to information released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Arkansas’ unemployment rate static in March

posted: 04/21/2015 9:55 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady at 5.6 percent in March, the state Department of Workforce Services said Tuesday.

Wal-Mart closures draw NLRB filing

posted: 04/21/2015 2:04 a.m. Comment 1

An injunction request has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of 2,200 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. workers who were recently laid off by the company because of closures at five stores.

TAC Air terminal starts its rise soon

posted: 04/21/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

TAC Air plans to break ground on soon on a multimillion-dollar executive terminal at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field in Little Rock, the Dallas-based firm said Monday.

News in brief

posted: 04/21/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Deltic Timber posts $1.9M quarter gain

Group seeks rehiring of workers at 5 closed Wal-Mart stores

updated: 04/20/2015 9:47 a.m. Comments 3

NEW YORK — A group made up of Wal-Mart workers is asking labor regulators to go to court to force the discounter to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.

Tech Spotlight: Pronto quickly consolidates multiple remotes

posted: 04/20/2015 1:57 a.m. Comment 1

I have a television remote. I have a cable remote. I have a Roku player remote. I have an AppleTV remote. I have a Blu-Ray player remote.

6 truckers with state ties on elite driver team

posted: 04/19/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Charles Demchock II got the "bug" when he agreed to join a trucking colleague for an event at a school several years ago.

State's booster experienced at 31

posted: 04/19/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Mike Preston is 31 -- not 32, as was reported by the governor's office when Preston was named the state's new economic development chief last month.

BUSINESS MATTERS: New computer-classes law puts Arkansas on radar of tech companies

posted: 04/19/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Technology companies and other outsiders are no doubt keeping an eye on Arkansas.

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