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Claire Boston

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Boards of state's large firms lag U.S. average in diversity

posted: 09/07/2014 2:04 a.m. Comments 9

The corporate boardrooms of Arkansas' largest public companies are less diverse than the national average, according to an analysis by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and reports by executive consultants and recruiters.

CITY COUNTING THE DAYS: Redfield biding time on Osborne's house

posted: 08/17/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Overgrown shrubs obscure some of the windows at 4 Robinwood Drive, the Cantrell Road-facing mansion once owned by late Little Rock philanthropist Jennings Osborne. In places, the thick green leaves reach well past the roof, and vines snake along the white brick wall surrounding the property.

State's use of Amtrak route flat

posted: 08/05/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Ridership on the Texas Eagle, a long-distance Amtrak route that makes six stops in Arkansas, has increased by 65 percent in recent years, but Little Rock station usage has remained stagnant since 2010.

Retail giants betting on small-box stores

posted: 07/31/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Analysts say small-footprint stores -- pared-down versions of regular Wal-Mart and Target stores -- are the biggest trend in retail, but the Little Rock area hasn't seen many of the megaretailers' new projects.

Pupils’ finance skills in middle

posted: 07/24/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

A study released earlier this month and conducted by the international Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that the financial literacy skills of American 15-year-olds were middling, but Arkansas students are may be ahead of some of their peers elsewhere in the nation.

Jobless rate falls for teens in state

posted: 07/19/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

The unemployment rate for Arkansas teens remains nearly triple the state's overall figure, but the number has fallen in the past year.

Company touts foam homes as durable, energy efficient

posted: 07/13/2014 2:29 a.m. Comments 3

Although foam is most frequently associated with disposable coffee cups and packing peanuts, Monticello entrepreneur Zach McClendon hopes to make the material synonymous with construction.

Rivals team up to build CARTI center

posted: 07/06/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

At the center of property management at Arkansas' largest construction project is an unlikely paring: two longtime competitors.

Musical labor of love blooms into business

posted: 07/06/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Nostalgia compelled Little Rock environmental consultant Shannon Lynn to pick up a 17-year-old set of American Top 40 LPs in 1995.

Portable Kitchen grill's revival stirring up nostalgia, owners say

posted: 06/29/2014 1:57 a.m. Comment 1

Fans of the Portable Kitchen, a grill and smoker assembled in Little Rock, are fervid about their love of the product.






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