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Weekly Arkansas newspaper ceases publishing after 129 years

posted: 07/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Modern News of Harrisburg, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in the state, has closed but is still for sale, its editor said Thursday.

Conway bank's profit jumps in second quarter

posted: 07/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Home BancShares, which owns Centennial Bank branches in four states, earned $76 million in net income for the second quarter, its highest quarterly earnings ever, the Conway-based bank said Thursday.

Chinese AC maker buys Springdale firm

posted: 07/20/2018 2:02 a.m. Discuss

As foreign competitors deal with U.S. tariffs on imported metals, a Chinese air-conditioning manufacturer plans to keep its edge with help from a maker of copper and aluminum parts in Springdale.

News in brief

posted: 07/20/2018 1:51 a.m. Discuss

FIS, state to extend mentoring program

State governors delve into foreign diplomacy on trade war

posted: 07/19/2018 5:37 p.m. Discuss

SANTA FE, N.M. — State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico.

Baptist Health to buy Sparks system

posted: 07/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Baptist Health is buying Fort Smith-based Sparks Health System in a deal that's expected to close at the end of the year, the companies said Wednesday afternoon.

Startup sets up virtual ATMs

posted: 07/19/2018 2:02 a.m. Discuss

A Swiss company, Sonect AG, believes every shop can be a virtual ATM.

Car-Mart execs' fiscal '18 compensation rises

posted: 07/19/2018 2 a.m. Discuss

Top executives at Bentonville-based America's Car-Mart saw their compensation rise as they took on new roles, according to the company's annual proxy statement filed Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

News in brief

updated: 07/19/2018 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Home BancShares to report 2Q results

June work caps busy 6 months at Little Rock port

posted: 07/18/2018 3:58 a.m. Discuss

June was the third busiest month ever recorded at the Port of Little Rock with the Arkansas River site working 70 barges and handling more than 106,000 tons of cargo.

13 stocks advance as index adds 4.19

posted: 07/18/2018 3:58 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, climbed 4.19 to 441.14 Tuesday.

Trade tariffs soften shares of food firms

posted: 07/18/2018 1:59 a.m. Discuss

The share prices of several food companies, such as Kraft, Hormel, Pilgrim's Pride and Tyson Foods, have fallen recently as trade partners impose tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for the Trump administration's moves to increase tariffs on a litany of products, analysts said.

Renovation to transform Arkansas store into Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

posted: 07/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The 100,000-square-foot Cabela's store in Rogers is being renovated to become a Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store.

News in brief: Little Rock airport on pace for 2 million fliers

posted: 07/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field is on track in 2018 to top 2 million passengers for the second consecutive year.

Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt sees profit jump 55%; while 2Q results top forecasts, trucker notes higher costs

posted: 07/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. handily beat analysts' estimates for profit and revenue for the second quarter, but the company said factors such as increased rail costs and higher driver wages were a drag on the strong earnings results.

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