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Chinese sign on to build in state

updated: 11/24/2015 5:38 a.m. Comment 1

A publicly traded Chinese company wants to build a $1.36 billion pulp mill in south Arkansas, the governor's office said Monday.

Ex-One Bank exec asks for plea change

posted: 11/24/2015 5:28 a.m. Discuss

Gary Rickenbach, a former senior executive vice president with Little Rock-based One Bank & Trust who was indicted on charges of defrauding the bank and the federal government, asked Monday to change his plea to guilty.

Falling again, state jobless rate 5.1%

posted: 11/21/2015 2:39 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped for the fifth-straight month in October, mirroring a decline in the national rate, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

: North Little Rock's Main Street drawing businesses

posted: 11/20/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Several businesses have recently located on Main Street in North Little Rock, commercial real estate firm Newmark Grubb Arkansas said Thursday.

Home sales up 13% in September, says state Realtors group

posted: 11/19/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Home sales in Arkansas remained strong in September, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Wednesday.

In Arkansas Nuclear One accident, employer disputed

posted: 11/17/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

RUSSELLVILLE -- Entergy Corp. cannot prove that it was the employer for one worker who was killed and two others who were injured in a 2013 accident at Arkansas Nuclear One, an attorney for the workers said Monday.

Bank of Ozarks set to be largest

updated: 11/14/2015 4:28 a.m. Discuss

Bank of the Ozarks has gone on a rapid buying spree that will make it the largest bank in Arkansas in a matter of months.

Gas-bill savings hit 5.5% under request

posted: 11/12/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The 19 percent drop in natural gas bills that CenterPoint Energy touted less than two weeks ago will shrink to 5.5 percent if a state commission approves all of the base-rate increase that the Houston-based company requested Tuesday.

Gas bills will still fall even if rate increase approved

posted: 11/11/2015 11:31 a.m. Comments 4

CenterPoint Energy’s customers in Arkansas will still see a reduction in their monthly gas bills even though the utility is seeking a 12.2 percent increase in its base rate, the Houston-based firm said Wednesday.

Gas-rate increase of 12.2% requested

posted: 11/11/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Less than two weeks after stating that its monthly natural gas bills in Arkansas would drop 19 percent, CenterPoint Energy on Tuesday filed for an increase in its base rate.

Lawsuit claims fraud by Little Rock bank

posted: 11/11/2015 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

BHL Financing LLC, a Benton County firm owned by billionaire Johnelle Hunt, sued Little Rock-based One Bank & Trust last week, claiming breach of contract and fraud.

Economist foresees slow gain for state

posted: 11/06/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' economy should continue its slow but positive growth in the near future, a state economist predicted Thursday.

Arkansas' optimism about economy lags in sentiment survey

posted: 11/04/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' consumer sentiment index has dropped slightly since March, according to the fall survey released Tuesday.

Utilities in state to lower gas bills

posted: 10/31/2015 4:01 a.m. Discuss

Customers of natural gas companies in Arkansas will see lower bills starting next month, the state's three gas utilities reported Friday in filings with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

State's metro areas' jobless rates all fall

posted: 10/30/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Unemployment rates of Arkansas' metropolitan areas continued to fall, as four had rates below 5 percent in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said.



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