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Conway job-creation announcement set

posted: 01/28/2015 1:51 p.m. Discuss

State economic development officials and Gov. Asa Hutchinson have scheduled a job-creation announcement in Conway on Thursday.

State jobless rate falls again, hits 5.7%

posted: 01/28/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Unemployment in Arkansas fell to 5.7 percent in December -- marking the fourth-straight month of declines, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

Council outlines goals for 3 years

posted: 01/28/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Anticipating infrastructure needs, improving workforce development and creating a succession plan for current regional leadership are among the key elements of a three-year strategic plan unveiled Tuesday by the Northwest Arkansas Council.

News in brief

posted: 01/28/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Tyson set to expand, hire 500 in Georgia Tyson Foods will invest $110 million in its Vienna, Ga., plant and hire an additional 500 workers.

Pratt Place to maintain operations in wake of Chapter 11 filing

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A Fayetteville inn and event center will continue operations despite a recent bankruptcy court filing, its owner said.

State unemployment rate falls to 5.7%

posted: 01/27/2015 9:21 a.m. Comments 6

Arkansas’ unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.7 percent in December, the state Department of Workforce Services said Tuesday.

Registrations rise 40% for new autos in 2014

posted: 01/27/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

New vehicle registrations in Arkansas returned to pre-recession levels last year, rising 40 percent compared with 2013, according to data from Cross-Sell of Lexington, Ky.

News in brief

posted: 01/27/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

LR shopping center sells for $11.2M

Benton County Marriage Licenses

posted: 01/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

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Windstream appoints Langston, Dement to key roles

posted: 01/26/2015 8:41 a.m. Discuss

Windstream Holdings Inc. announced Monday two new management appointments.

As crude prices drop, state biofuels take hit

posted: 01/26/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Pinnacle Biofuels in Crossett is about to enter a second month of running at reduced capacity -- a course plant manager Brad Dobson said he hopes to end by March.

Shuttler of meals adding flowers

posted: 01/26/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Chef Shuttle, a Little rock-area owned and operated restaurant delivery service, will offer flower delivery from three Little Rock Kroger stores beginning this week and extending indefinitely past Valentine's Day. With the additional service, flowers and a fresh-made meal can be delivered for any occasion.

On Computers: Modify your phone to open your garage door

posted: 01/26/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

A reader wanted to use his smartphone as a garage door opener.

Planting a brand new crop

posted: 01/25/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

MARIANNA -- Together they survived a flood, took over the family farm and had three children.

Business Matters: NW Arkansas' new growth plan to have narrower, deeper focus

posted: 01/25/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

When the Northwest Arkansas Council unveiled a blueprint for regional growth in January 2011, it was intended to be a five-year plan.

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