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Cherokees to start on casino hotel

posted: 04/18/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Later this month, the Cherokee Nation will break ground in Roland, Okla., on a new casino hotel a short distance west from Fort Smith on Interstate 40.

Claim in Allens case too late, judge says

posted: 04/15/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

A U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled in favor of Allens Inc. on Monday, saying claims made by sweet-potato grower D&T Farms under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act came too late.

In ’14, a bigger ARK Challenge

posted: 04/14/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

The ARK Challenge is back, this time with business accelerators operating in two parts of the state and a higher bar for entry for some of the participants.

Arkansas distillers eager to start

posted: 04/13/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

The still in Jesse Core’s Springdale brewery has been gathering dust since 2012.

For two counties, vacancy rates rise

posted: 04/09/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

The overall vacancy rate in apartments and duplexes in Benton and Washington counties was 5.8 percent in the last half of 2013, up 1.5 percent compared with the same period the year before, according to the most recent Skyline Report released Tuesday.

Oklahoma Indian casinos ahead of curve

posted: 04/06/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Oklahoma saw revenue from its American Indian owned gambling operations increase significantly compared with national trends in 2012, according to an industry report released recently.

City plots future using 3-D scans

posted: 03/31/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

BRANSON — The main drag through the tourist town of Branson is being scanned with invisible rays.

Ruling delayed on claim by D&T

posted: 03/25/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE — D&T Farms wants Allens Inc. to honor a claim for produce it made under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, but the bankrupt vegetable canner says the sweetpotato grower’s claims don’t meet the criteria.

In state, growth in jobs takes hit

posted: 03/20/2014 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Revised numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show all but two of Arkansas’ metropolitan areas dropped in U.S. job growth rankings in 2013 compared with the year earlier.

Housing upswing reported in 2 areas

posted: 03/19/2014 5 a.m. Discuss

The Skyline Report for the second half of 2013 shows housing in Benton and Washington counties is experiencing solid growth, and experts are showing little concern about oversupply.


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