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Three Waltons knocked out of Forbes' top 10 wealthiest

posted: 10/01/2015 5:56 a.m. Comment 1

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stayed on top of the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans for the 22nd time in a row, while three of four Walton family members were elbowed out of the top 10 this year.

High-soaring drone latest tool for gathering storm information

posted: 09/21/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

When the unmanned aircraft Global Hawk stalked Tropical Storm Erica in late August, workers with Cherokee Nation Technologies were part of the team gathering information on the potential hurricane.

Popeye returns to Springdale's local landscape

posted: 09/19/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Popeye is back.

Walther Arms designs .45-caliber ACP gun

posted: 08/30/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Famous for making the pistols carried by British secret agent James Bond, German gun-maker Walther is releasing its PPQ handgun chambered in the American .45-caliber ACP cartridge.

Used-car dealer's earnings off mark

posted: 08/22/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

America's Car-Mart saw its share price wilt Friday, dropping 9 percent after the company released first-quarter earning results that missed analysts' profit estimates by more than 30 cents per share.

Retail slots all rented in orbit of Fayetteville's Whole Foods

posted: 08/09/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

The soon-to-open Whole Foods Market is acting like a magnet. With months to go before its grand opening in Northwest Arkansas, the specialty grocer is making its presence felt.

News in brief: Acxiom closes sale of infrastructure arm

posted: 08/04/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Two private-equity firms have closed on their purchase of Acxiom Corp.'s information-technology infrastructure management operations.

Allens' trustee: Put deal to court

posted: 07/30/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The Chapter 7 trustee for bankrupt vegetable company Allens Inc. wants a judge to force Sager Creek Vegetable Co., Allens' initial buyer, to submit for court approval a nearly $12 million settlement deal it made with three of Allens' creditors.

News in brief: Zero Mountain plans Fort Smith expansion

posted: 07/28/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith-based Zero Mountain Inc. has acquired property for $4 million and will expand its facility, increasing the company's cold storage capacity to more than half a million square feet.

Business news in brief: Georgia lot is Car-Mart’s 142nd overall

posted: 07/28/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Bentonville-based buy-here, pay-here, used-car dealer America's Car-Mart has opened dealership number 142 in Albany, Ga.



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