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Glen Chase

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Senior Business Writer

Senior Business Writer

Recent Stories by Glen Chase

Rice, soybeans are farmers' picks

posted: 07/01/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas row-crop farmers planted more rice, soybeans and cotton this year, shifting away from corn as they dealt with frequent rains and cool temperatures during spring planting.

State seals its lips on oil carrying rail cars

posted: 06/18/2014 5:23 a.m. Comments 14

Arkansas has joined the list of states that have agreed to keep private the information supplied by railroads that ship volatile Bakken crude oil through the state in rail tank cars.

Sales-tax refund is suit aim by AT&T

posted: 06/12/2014 3:03 a.m. Comments 2

Two subsidiaries of AT&T Mobility LLC want the state to refund nearly $17 million they say is owed Arkansas customers after the cellular-phone companies collected unauthorized sales taxes for Internet access from 2005 into 2010.

Hotel, store plans pitched for LR site

posted: 06/05/2014 3:19 a.m. Discuss

A 4.9-acre parcel at University Avenue and 12th Street in Little Rock is being considered for a new five-story, 110-room hotel and a Murphy USA convenience store, according to applications pending before the Little Rock Planning Commission.

S. Africa firm buys PB mills, 8 others

posted: 06/05/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

An Atlanta company that wants to focus on paperboard packaging is selling its Arkansas operations as part of a $105 million deal involving nine U.S. plants that produce multilayer bags, one of which is in Pine Bluff, as well as a Pine Bluff kraft paper mill.

Southwind to build rice mill, employ 30 at Port of Pine Bluff

posted: 06/03/2014 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Southwind Milling Co. LLC, a division of the private equity firm Optimum Group, announced plans Monday to build a rice mill at the Port of Pine Bluff.

Farms in 3 state watersheds up for U.S. clean-runoff cash

posted: 05/22/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Some farmers and property owners in three Arkansas watersheds who are interested in improving water quality and reducing sediment and nutrient runoff are seeking a share of a $33 million initiative that's part of a national effort to reduce pollution flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Wine bottles aged on ocean floor

posted: 05/19/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Two weeks ago, Jim "Bear" Dyke Jr. was on a boat that pulled seven metal cages, each containing a case of wine, from Charleston Harbor in South Carolina.

Rule lets retailers fill beer growlers

posted: 05/14/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Beer drinkers will be able to get growlers of their favorite brew filled at places other than microbreweries or brew pubs under under a new rule being readied by state Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Pair had 12 minutes head start on twister

posted: 04/28/2014 5:45 a.m. Discuss

MAYFLOWER — When the insulation started raining from the ceiling of the closet where Kay McKneely and her husband, George, had taken cover just minutes before a tornado struck Sunday evening, the couple knew that chances of them — and their home — surviving unscathed were low.

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