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$30.7M to fund Exide plant revamp

posted: 06/29/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Battery maker Exide Technologies is expanding and updating its Fort Smith plant with the help of a $30.7 million cost-sharing grant from the federal government.

Ferris wheel adorns Branson's main drag

posted: 06/26/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

BRANSON -- A 15-story Ferris wheel that until recently called Chicago home now is towering over Branson's main drag, just in time for tourism season.

Wal-Mart maintains grasp on No. 1 spot in Fortune's 500 list

updated: 06/07/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is on top of Fortune magazine's list of the 500 largest companies in the United States for the fourth year in a row.

Eatery digests patrons' feedback

posted: 06/05/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas-based fast-casual restaurant chain Slim Chickens, known for its tenders and wings, is rolling out a chicken-breast sandwich for taste-testing.

Car-Mart's quarterly profit $3.4M

posted: 05/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

America's Car-Mart Inc. failed to hit earnings estimates by 18 cents per share for its fiscal fourth quarter, the company reported Tuesday, marking the fifth earnings estimate miss in a row for the Bentonville-based used-car dealer.

Arkansas firm makes coins from 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Game of Thrones' fantasy lands

updated: 05/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Fictional travelers fleeing Bree with wraiths hot on their heels typically can't buy a much-needed pony with traveler's checks and no one ever asked someone from Bravos for help by uttering "Valar morghulis" and then flashing an American Express card.

SIG Sauer shifting ammo work to Arkansas

posted: 05/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Firearms-maker SIG Sauer Inc. said Wednesday it will centralize all its ammo production at its new plant in Jacksonville scheduled to open by the end of the year.

Casino kitchens serious about homegrown

posted: 05/01/2016 3:06 a.m. Discuss

QUAPAW, Okla. -- The latest trend in cuisine at Downstream Casino Resort might be considered a regional farm-to-poker-table system.

Core Brewing opens beer pub in North Little Rock

updated: 04/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A rapidly expanding Northwest Arkansas brewery has planted its flag in central Arkansas.

Oklahoma casinos’ 2014 haul: $3.95B

posted: 03/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Oklahoma’s American Indian-owned casinos saw revenue growth in 2014 twice as great as the tribal industry average and saw nongambling revenue increase at an even stronger pace, according to a report released today.

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