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New coating said to help foods taste fried

posted: 02/22/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Ask Ya-Jane Wang why baked chicken nuggets aren't as popular with kids as fried ones and you'll get a simple answer.

3 appeal for relief in Allens hearing

posted: 02/21/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Three creditors of defunct and bankrupt Allens Inc. asked a bankruptcy judge Friday for relief from certain aspects of an order that sold the company just over a year ago, saying parts of the deal were misrepresented and resulted in not enough money put aside to pay their claims in full.

Missile-parts work to go on at 2 plants

posted: 02/20/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Two plants in Northwest Arkansas will continue to build electronic assemblies and other components for the U.S. Navy's Tomahawk cruise missile as part of a $7.3 million contract to Ducommun Inc. from Raytheon Co.

Car-Mart tops forecasts again

posted: 02/19/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

America's Car-Mart Inc. reported a strong third quarter for its 2015 fiscal year, crediting controlled growth for results beating analysts estimates for the third quarter in a row.

Venture offers state's startups a hand up

posted: 02/16/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Jeff Amerine is a rock star in Arkansas' startup community.

Franchises lining up for spots in LR area

posted: 02/01/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Backyard Burgers closed its company-owned restaurants in Arkansas in October 2012 after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but nowadays the restructured company is in expansion mode and looking to move back into the state.

Economist: Retool state workforce

posted: 01/31/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' economy will see gains in 2015 but must find the right alignment of industry and trained workforce to see breakaway growth, attendees at the 21st annual Business Forecast Lunch were told Friday.

Fort Smith fracking supplier announces 120 layoffs

posted: 01/23/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Saint-Gobain NorPro, a company that makes materials used in oil and natural gas exploration, said it will lay off 120 workers and temporarily suspend manufacturing at its Fort Smith plant until market conditions improve.

Air-gun maker at show in Vegas

posted: 01/22/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

When it came time to decide when and where air-gun maker Umarex USA would release a collector's edition of one of its pistols, the choice was clear -- it had to happen during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas.

Casino near Fort Smith has topping off ceremony

posted: 01/20/2015 1:27 a.m. Discuss

ROLAND, Okla. -- A huge white girder covered with the signatures of tribal officials and employees and affixed with both the U.S. and Cherokee Nation flags was hoisted atop the tribe's casino hotel project Monday.


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