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Truckers oppose I-40 toll plan

posted: 07/26/2014 1:53 a.m. Comments 2

Trucking industry advocates are not in favor of a proposal that would lead to adding tolls an existing stretch of Interstate 40 from North Little Rock to Memphis.

KATV sale gets consent of FCC

posted: 07/26/2014 1:53 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Communication Commission has approved Sinclair Broadcast Group's $985 million deal to buy all TV stations owned by Allbritton Communication, including Little Rock's KATV, Channel 7.

Pack Rat owner off to capital

posted: 07/26/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Pack Rat Outdoor Center owner Carolyn Crook of is packing for an overnight trip to Washington next week to speak to members of Congress on behalf of small-business owners about, among other things, sales tax fairness.

Sex-orientation rules in place, firms in state say

posted: 07/26/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Several Arkansas companies that hold federal contracts or that have provided services to the government say they will review their employment policies in light of an order signed Monday by President Barack Obama protecting the employment of gay and transgender employees.

Sale of Bale Honda said to be in works

posted: 07/26/2014 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Mark McLarty is in the process of buying Bale Honda.

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posted: 07/26/2014 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Tyson to shut down

FCC approves KATV sale to Sinclair

posted: 07/25/2014 11:10 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the sale of KATV, Channel 7, in Little Rock as part of a $985 million sale of all stations owned by Allbritton Communications Co. to Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Wal-Mart U.S. chief Simon to leave

posted: 07/25/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Bill Simon, the face behind Wal-Mart's Made in America initiative, is leaving after eight years with the company and four years as head of the retailer's largest operating segment, Wal-Mart U.S.

Alliance drafts letter to block Tyson deal

posted: 07/25/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

A coalition of more than 80 trade organizations and faith-based groups are lobbying the U.S. Department of Justice to block the pending Tyson Foods Inc. acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

News in brief

posted: 07/25/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Permit is for building Crossings-mall hotel

Wal-Mart names new CEO of U.S. discount division

posted: 07/24/2014 8:37 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says U.S. discount-store chief Bill Simon is stepping down.

Pupils’ finance skills in middle

posted: 07/24/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

A study released earlier this month and conducted by the international Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that the financial literacy skills of American 15-year-olds were middling, but Arkansas students are may be ahead of some of their peers elsewhere in the nation.

LR's CapRocq buys Rogers development

posted: 07/24/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

CapRocq VOC LLC has assumed ownership of Village on the Creeks, a 270,000-square-foot mixed-use development in Rogers.

Business news in brief

posted: 07/24/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Less 1, Mississippi casinos' take stable

News in brief

posted: 07/24/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

PB firm submits bid


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