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Bigger Sonic opens in May in Springdale

Young entrepreneur earns award

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FAYETTEVILLE -- From an office full of sticky notes and color-coded calendars, Anna Morrison says her organizational ability got her through college.

Grain-dealing service to add Conway jobs

posted: 04/26/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Grainster, a matchmaking service for grain buyers and sellers, has received an influx of money from investors and plans to hire 120 people in Conway this year and another 100 within two years.

Lower wages, tariff breaks luring automakersto Mexico

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DETROIT -- Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that not only has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada but also has kept car and truck prices in check for consumers.

Customers not loving McDonald's as much

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WASHINGTON -- Customers still aren't hungry for what fast-food giant McDonald's is selling.

Business Matters: Redevelopment group gains a lot of ground with gift of 200 acres

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There are very few scenarios where giving away 200 acres makes good financial sense.

Tesco lands at crossroads after record loss

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LONDON -- Tesco left crucial questions unanswered after reporting the biggest loss in its 96-year history.

Art, apartments outshine gold as stores of wealth

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Gold's traditional role as a store of wealth has been usurped by contemporary art and apartments in cities such as New York and London, said Laurence Fink, head of the world's biggest asset manager.

Tesla signs Wal-Mart in solar, energy-storage push

posted: 04/26/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Tesla Motors Inc. is signing up big customers like Wal-Mart and Cargill, accelerating efforts to become a leader in energy storage -- a new market that's poised to increase sales and profit at the electric vehicle pioneer.

Small businesses: Quotas on U.S. visas stifle hiring

posted: 04/26/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Some small-business owners say government quotas are keeping them from finding the highly skilled help they need.

Hiring at Facebook up 48% in past year

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Mark Zuckerberg is going to need to find some more pinball machines and rock-climbing walls. The social networking company, known for its many perks that make it a regular on the hottest-places-to-work lists, is increasing its head count at an incredible pace.

In Japan, Honda rolls out founder's dream -- a jet

posted: 04/26/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

TOKYO -- Honda, known for making motorcycles and cars, is showing its new sleek business jet in Japan for the first time, billing it as quiet, quick and green.

Owning, producing content next step for Netflix, CEO says

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LOS ANGELES -- For most of its rapid ascent of the TV business, Netflix has rented shows. Now it wants to own them.

Building Permits

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

Patents Awarded

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U.S. Patents Issued to Arkansans

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