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Energy project planned near Pine Bluff; $3.5B gas plant called 10-year job

posted: 09/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Energy Security Partners plans to invest at least $3.5 billion to build a Jefferson County plant that will convert natural gas into liquid, CEO Roger Williams said Tuesday.

Board near vote on divisive herbicide

posted: 09/28/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

The state Plant Board will decide Friday whether to accept a committee recommendation to further restrict the use next growing season of certain herbicides after some farmers this year illegally sprayed the weedkiller dicamba and damaged or ruined their neighbors' crops.

Seed suit certified as class action

posted: 09/28/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas farmer's lawsuit against Syngenta, the Switzerland seed manufacturer, has been certified as a class action.

News in brief

posted: 09/28/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Bank exec plans sale of 2.7 million shares

Tyson Foods recalls 132,520 pounds of chicken nuggets

updated: 09/27/2016 2:16 p.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 132,520 pounds of chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tuesday.

Speedy cormorant-killing OKs urged

posted: 09/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Owners of Arkansas fish farms are still awaiting special permits that will allow them to kill a limited number of double-crested cormorants when they arrive here by the thousands late this fall and early winter.

News in brief

posted: 09/27/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Halloween spending forecast to hit $8.4B

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 09/26/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

ALEXANDER Emily and Leman Ray Sullivan III, 5611 Spring Hill Road, Sept. 16, 2016, Chapter 13.

3 banks in state 'outstanding' in efficiency

posted: 09/25/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Most banks are considered to be efficient if they operate with an efficiency ratio of 50 percent, said Randy Dennis, president of Little Rock bank consulting firm DD&F Consulting Group.

J.B. Hunt to be bestowed hall of fame seat

posted: 09/25/2016 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Johnnie Bryan Hunt was a truck driver in Little Rock when he suggested to his wife, Johnelle, that he quit to start a new business in Stuttgart. Tired of being home alone, she made him promise one thing: "that we will never own another truck."

ScaleUp Ozarks offers businesses path to expansion

posted: 09/25/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

For Jeff Charlson, one of the founders of Bike Rack Brewing Co. in Bentonville, the chance to participate in the first ScaleUp Ozarks program couldn't have come at a better time.

BUSINESS MATTERS: To revitalize downtown, Forrest City nonprofit scales back approach

posted: 09/25/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Reality has set in for the executive chairman of Downtown Forrest City.

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 09/25/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

U.S. patents issued to Arkansans

OIL AND GAS REPORT

posted: 09/25/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 1 drilling permits, 2 well completions and 10 well recompletions. By county, they were:

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 09/25/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more:

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