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Photographer down to last clicks for state

posted: 08/02/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Chuck Haralson is turning his lens away from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism in December after 36 years.

French farmers draw support

posted: 08/02/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

French farmers have used tractors to block the border with Germany and chucked foreign vegetables off trucks in protest of cheap imports. French leaders did not call in the police — they gave the farmers their support.

Collective has plans to energize street life in Financial Quarter

posted: 08/02/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

A group of downtown Little Rock real estate property managers, investors and other stakeholders have sought help from a volunteer group of local engineers and architects to help rebrand the

Bacon’s cost low, eateries pile it on

posted: 08/02/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

More than half the meat budget at Gabe Garza’s barbecue restaurant in Chicago normally goes to pork. This year, he’s buying even more.

China’s leader taking graft busts to villages

posted: 08/02/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has likened his nationwide corruption purge to hunting tigers and swatting flies, is sending Communist Party graft-busters after an even more annoying pest: mosquitoes.

Collectibles now filling investor portfolios

posted: 08/02/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Bruce Marchant said he’s found the protection he needs against stock market gyrations — in the arms of an Amazon in a white bikini.

‘Smart safes’ make handling money obsolete at retailers

posted: 08/02/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

It’s a tedious ritual for many store managers and cashiers: At the end of the workday they count the cash from the day’s sales, try to correct any errors and put the money in a store safe. Every couple of days an armored car company stops by to pick up cash, or an employee takes it to a bank.

Market fading, luxury brands seek rent cuts in Hong Kong

posted: 08/02/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Luxury companies including Kering SA are demanding lower Hong Kong store rents to reflect the island city’s waning appeal with wealthy Chinese shoppers.

Mexican peso rockets 1.3 percent

posted: 08/02/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Peso traders gave Mexican policymakers a vote of approval late last week, sending the currency to its biggest gain since March after policymakers acted to stop a rout.

Proposed ivory rules don’t faze California shops

posted: 08/02/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Ivory dealers in San Francisco’s Chinatown stood in their shop doors next to windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets, unfazed by proposed federal rules that the White House says go as far as possible to ban the U.S. trade of ivory from the world’s endangered elephants.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

posted: 08/02/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

AGRICULTURE Tom Troxel, associate head of Animal Science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been named a fellow in extension of the American Society of Animal Science.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

posted: 08/02/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 06/29/2015 through 07/03/2015:

OIL AND GAS REPORT

posted: 08/02/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 5 drilling permits, 9 well completions and 6 well recompletions.

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 08/02/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Patents issued to Arkansans July 28

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 08/02/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

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

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