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100 jobs the goal of drive in state

posted: 07/01/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith-based Staffing Association of Arkansas joined Tuesday with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to announce a drive to place 100 Arkansans in permanent jobs over the next 100 days.

News in brief: 3 beer distributors are consolidating

posted: 06/30/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

Three major wholesale beer companies in Arkansas are consolidating under a new name, O'Connor Distributing.

News in brief: 24 health care jobs eliminated in state

posted: 06/26/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Missouri-based Mercy Health said Thursday it has laid off 24 Arkansas workers as part of a systemwide move that leaves a total of 347 without jobs.

Business news in brief: 33-foot-trailer OK clears Senate panel

posted: 06/26/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

A provision that would permit trucking companies to use twin 33-foot trailers nationwide will be included as part of a Senate funding bill.

Until real thing, there's LR Technology Park lite

posted: 06/21/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Technology Park is already a decade in the making and has years to go before it comes to fruition in space that officials have planned for Main Street, yet the concept of "co-working" -- multiple companies sharing a work environment -- is being played out in the park's temporary space downtown.

NLR water park to add 3 slides

posted: 06/17/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Wild River Country has invested roughly $1.4 million in three new water slides that would have cost nearly twice as much if they hadn’t already been made for a water park that went belly up in India.

Capitol View parcels up for sale

posted: 06/10/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Developer Jarrod Woodley has acquired 32 properties within the Capitol View historic neighborhood uphill from the state Capitol and said he will offer them for bid to builders interested in helping redevelop the area. Many of the lots he bought held ramshackle dwellings once occupied by vagrants and declared unsafe by the city.

Museum adds works by Johns, Bourgeois

posted: 06/05/2015 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced Thursday the acquisition of works by the French-American painter and sculptor Louise Bourgeois and a landmark piece by octogenarian Jasper Johns. All told, the five pieces are worth an estimated $71 million to $76 million.

Smith funeral operator buys Benton cemetery

posted: 05/31/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

It's not often that a cemetery changes hands.

Innovative exhibit explores black contemporary art

posted: 05/24/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

In their 50 years of shopping the international contemporary art scene, collectors Mera and Don Rubell of Miami never made a purchase on which they didn't agree. Their art holdings and their marriage are entwined.

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