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New Little Rock flights set for Destin, Denver

posted: 02/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

GLO, a regional air carrier, will offer nonstop service from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field to the Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fla., airport beginning March 25 and running through Sept. 5, the New Orleans-based carrier said Thursday.

Sun Capital arm buys Arkansas-based FFO

posted: 02/12/2016 5:44 a.m. Discuss

An affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, a private-equity firm, has purchased Fort Smith-based furniture retailer FFO Home from Alpine Investors.

Arkansas Index falls 3.71 as markets sag

posted: 02/12/2016 5:44 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, fell 3.71 to 286.75 Thursday.

Pledges heard to open up Cuba

posted: 02/11/2016 2:13 a.m. Comment 1

Several lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Jonesboro, told the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba on Wednesday that they'll work to pass legislation removing barriers to trade with Havana.

Rice group taking role in China deal

posted: 02/11/2016 2:10 a.m. Comment 1

A USA Rice Federation official said Wednesday that the trade group is trying to help U.S. officials take the last steps necessary to open China to U.S. rice shipments.

Business news in brief

updated: 02/11/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Group plans to build 117-room hotel in LR An investment group has plans to build a Staybridge Suites hotel in Little Rock, the commercial real estate firm Sage Partners said Wednesday.

News in brief

updated: 02/11/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Chairman to depart LR tech park board Mary Good, chairman of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board, will resign from the board as of March 15, she said Wednesday at a board meeting.

P.A.M.'s 2015 profit a record

posted: 02/10/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. reported net income of $3.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, finishing what Chief Executive Officer Dan Cushman described as a record-setting year for the Tontitown-based company.

Business news in brief

updated: 02/10/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Algonquin Power buys Empire District Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. has agreed to acquire Empire District Electric Co. for $1.49 billion, in the second purchase of a U.S. utility by a Canadian company on Tuesday.

News in brief

updated: 02/10/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Magnolia fence-post plant to shut, fire 40 Commercial Metals Co. is closing its fence-post operations in Magnolia, the Irving, Texas-based company said Tuesday.

Fayetteville's Pratt Place Inn sold for $3.1M

posted: 02/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Fayetteville inn and event center has been sold to a real estate firm as part of bankruptcy proceedings involving its owners, according to court documents.

News in brief

posted: 02/09/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First seeks OK for state charter

Robo-advisers for investors distress banks

posted: 02/08/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Banks are watching wealthy clients flirt with robo-advisers, and that's one reason the lenders are racing to release their own versions of the automated investing technology this year, according to a consultant.

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 02/08/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

ALEXANDER Corey Moore, 13512 Dynasty Drive, Feb. 1, 2016, Chapter 13.

Herbicide OK labeled vital for state

posted: 02/07/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas farmers are hoping for quick approval to use certain herbicides, as weeds resistant to approved methods pose a risk to two of the state's core crops -- soybeans and cotton.

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