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Revival planned for newspaper's former LR home

posted: 12/19/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

A single small pigeon egg resting in an old rusted piece of equipment upstairs in the Fulk Building on Main Street signals promise of new life for the century-old building that once housed the Arkansas Democrat.

Startup facilitator gets tech park OK to use floor space

posted: 12/18/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board voted in a special meeting Wednesday to open space in the Block2 building it leases at 107 E. Markham St. to Arkansas Venture Center for $6,500 in lease money and the cost of utilities, which is about $13,500 for 2015.

Development chief ready to step down

posted: 12/16/2014 1:53 a.m. Comment 1

The November day after Republican Asa Hutchinson was elected Arkansas' next governor, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Grant Tennille was barraged with questions from members of his staff. The most asked was, "What's going to happen now?"

Boat factory to stay in Flippin after deal

posted: 12/13/2014 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Production of Ranger boats and other brands manufactured by Flippin, Ark.-based Fishing Holdings LLC will continue in the Marion County town after the company is acquired by Bass Pro Group of Springfield, Mo., company President Randy Hopper said Friday.

Students map out group's strategy

posted: 12/10/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

The nonprofit studioMain tapped a group of University of Arkansas at Little Rock students recently to develop a strategic plan to carry the organization through 2020.

Elms to light up area of new outlet center

posted: 12/07/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Developer Tommy Hodges is lighting up The Grove -- a hotel and entertainment district that is the latest component of the 178-acre Gateway Town Center at Interstates 30 and 430. He's dressing up 500 lacebark elm trees with 1,000 lights each.

Exhibition showcasing Whistler collection

updated: 11/29/2014 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Dr. Jeff Garner's infatuation with James McNeill Whistler began as a child, when he was introduced to the legendary oil painting Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (1871) -- commonly known as Whistler's Mother. Now on display in Paris, the painting is one of the most recognized artworks in the world.

2nd exec quitting post at retailer

posted: 11/26/2014 2:33 a.m. Comment 1

Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer for Wal-Mart U.S., left the company Tuesday, becoming the second member of the retailer's executive management team to exit since Wal-Mart President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon took over in February.

Gay, transgender study rates Wal-Mart best

posted: 11/21/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

A new report this week on how Arkansas' Fortune 500 companies fare in terms of how they treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees puts Wal-Mart Stores Inc. at the top with a score of 90 percent out of a possible 100 percent.

Wal-Mart wary despite record closing

updated: 11/14/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. closed at a record high of $82.94 per share Thursday after the company posted its first positive same-store sales at U.S. stores in seven quarters. Profits of $1.15 per share beat the Wall Street prediction by 3 cents.

Museum open 3 years exceeds estimates

posted: 11/11/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

The Alice Walton-funded Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art exceeded attendance estimates during its first three years of operation. The museum is celebrating its third anniversary today of its opening on Nov. 11, 2011.

Photographer of Soul

posted: 11/09/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Noted photographer Andrew Kilgore is well-known for his signature black-and-white portraits of families and the state's prominent and wealthy. A new documentary about his life's work, A Lens to the Soul: The Photography of Andrew Kilgore, also includes some of his less famous subjects -- those whom he finds most endearing -- the downtrodden, abused and disabled.

Ex-developer humbly starting over at 72

posted: 11/09/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Former optometrist and real estate developer Ben Israel's professional journey is a rags-to-riches-to-rags saga.

Wal-Mart exec addresses idle sales

posted: 10/21/2014 2:13 a.m. Comments 2

Greg Foran has been at the helm of Wal-Mart U.S. all of two months, but he's already delving into the problems that plague Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s largest operating segment -- stagnant sales growth and dwindling foot traffic in stores.

A real object of beauty

posted: 10/19/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Watercolor painter George Dombek has a new, self-titled coffee-table book out by the University of Arkansas Press encompassing works from almost every major stage and focus of his 40-plus-year career.

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