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News in brief: 24 health care jobs eliminated in state

posted: 06/26/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Missouri-based Mercy Health said Thursday it has laid off 24 Arkansas workers as part of a systemwide move that leaves a total of 347 without jobs.

News in brief: State, tribe score job-training grants

posted: 06/20/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and the Cherokee Nation in neighboring Oklahoma are receiving more than $12 million from the U.S. Department of Labor for their individual job-training programs.

News in brief: Hospital network to layoff up to 350

posted: 06/19/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Missouri-based Mercy Health plans on laying off 300 to 350 workers next week, the hospital system said Thursday.

Nighthawk chosen to build 1911 pistol

posted: 06/07/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

When Guns & Ammo needed a gun maker to design the magazine's new signature pistol, they went to Nighthawk Custom.

Car-part business racing after partners click

posted: 05/18/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Kurt Lind made a few quick assessments when he discovered an after-market auto parts operation based in the Chicago area might be looking to sell.

Cherokee casino with 850 slots to open near Fort Smith

posted: 05/17/2015 2:06 a.m. Comments 2

When a visitor steps into the new Cherokee Casino & Hotel here, they're greeted by dealers at table games, flashing and buzzing electronic slot machines, a view of a stage perched above the lounge and an expansive buffet.

Tyson posts strong 2Q profit

updated: 05/04/2015 8:12 p.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods beat analysts' expectations Monday, posting strong profits for its second quarter as the company continues to adjust to the challenges of acquiring Hillshire Brands, port strikes and blocked overseas markets due to avian flu concerns.

U.S. program helps execs of small firms position for growth

posted: 05/03/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

The concept of the program is simple -- gather key leaders from companies poised for breakout growth and give them the contacts, mentors and information they need to take their businesses to the next level.

Tyson to end human antibiotics by '17

posted: 04/29/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods will phase out use of all human antibiotics in its chickens by the end of 2017, the company said Tuesday.

Tontitown trucker sees quarter income jump to $5.4 million

posted: 04/23/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. reported record-breaking profits for its first quarter Wednesday, crediting diversification and better freight substitution capacity for some of the company's improvement.

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