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Car-part business racing after partners click

posted: 05/18/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Kurt Lind made a few quick assessments when he discovered an after-market auto parts operation based in the Chicago area might be looking to sell.

Cherokee casino with 850 slots to open near Fort Smith

posted: 05/17/2015 2:06 a.m. Comments 2

When a visitor steps into the new Cherokee Casino & Hotel here, they're greeted by dealers at table games, flashing and buzzing electronic slot machines, a view of a stage perched above the lounge and an expansive buffet.

Tyson posts strong 2Q profit

updated: 05/04/2015 8:12 p.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods beat analysts' expectations Monday, posting strong profits for its second quarter as the company continues to adjust to the challenges of acquiring Hillshire Brands, port strikes and blocked overseas markets due to avian flu concerns.

U.S. program helps execs of small firms position for growth

posted: 05/03/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

The concept of the program is simple -- gather key leaders from companies poised for breakout growth and give them the contacts, mentors and information they need to take their businesses to the next level.

Tyson to end human antibiotics by '17

posted: 04/29/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods will phase out use of all human antibiotics in its chickens by the end of 2017, the company said Tuesday.

Tontitown trucker sees quarter income jump to $5.4 million

posted: 04/23/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. reported record-breaking profits for its first quarter Wednesday, crediting diversification and better freight substitution capacity for some of the company's improvement.

State breweries cleared for growth

posted: 04/12/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

New rules recently passed for Arkansas breweries are designed to clean up confusing language and allow for expanded beer production as the state's fledgling suds industry expands.

Take at state-line casinos up in '13

posted: 03/31/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

American Indian-owned casinos in Oklahoma saw their revenue increase well above industry trends in 2013, according to a report released Monday.

Silver Dollar City fires up new draw

posted: 03/15/2015 1:52 a.m. Comment 1

Branson's Silver Dollar City's latest attraction, dubbed Fireman's Landing, is filled with rides, games and even a costumed mascot -- all aiming to recreate the excitement of a recruitment fair for volunteer firefighters.

Canner acquires former Allens

posted: 03/12/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Siloam Springs-based Sager Creek Vegetable Company, formerly known as Allens Inc., now belongs to Del Monte Foods Inc.

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