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Gun-maker gets shot to upgrade a classic

posted: 12/21/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

BERRYVILLE -- Custom gun-maker Wilson Combat is teaming up with Beretta USA to produce an upgraded version of an iconic military handgun.

Yule tree farms ebbing, adapting in state

posted: 12/14/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Christmas tree farms in Arkansas are dwindling, but owners of those that remain say adaptation is key to staying in business.

Store music sets tone for buying

posted: 12/07/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

In malls all across the state, the sound of "Jingle Bells" and "Deck the Halls" can be heard wafting from unobtrusive speakers. Holiday music is intended to make shoppers feel nostalgic, optimistic and generous -- all emotions that can equate to sales.

Tribe's casino to cross border into Kansas, say Quapaws

posted: 12/06/2014 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Downstream Casino Resort is expanding after receiving a favorable ruling from the federal government allowing it to push its gambling operations into Kansas.

In turkey business, it's a matter of taste

posted: 11/23/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

In Arkansas, turkeys are a big business that keeps getting bigger.

Car-Mart profit tops forecast

posted: 11/21/2014 2 a.m. Discuss

America's Car-Mart saw its stock skyrocket Thursday after it posted a strong second quarter with increased profits and revenue that trumped analysts' predictions.

State's outlook steady, poll says

posted: 11/19/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

A survey gauging regional consumer sentiment shows Arkansans were more optimistic in October compared with earlier in the year, good news for retailers as they head into the key holiday shopping season.

Arvest acts on breach reports

posted: 11/18/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Arvest Bank Group is reissuing select debit and credit cards in response to recent reports of data breaches at several major merchants.

Trustee in Allens case files lawsuit

posted: 11/11/2014 1:53 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Chapter 7 trustee in the Allens bankruptcy case filed a complaint Monday saying the three brothers who owned and operated the now defunct vegetable company failed to maintain the $24.8 million needed to pay off debts owned to produce suppliers.

CEOs' contacts at times no boon

posted: 11/02/2014 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Chief executive officers with large networks of contacts tend to make more merger and acquisition deals than their less-connected counterparts -- and those transactions tend to be less than successful, a study co-authored by a professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville found.

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