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GM shops on front lines of handling recall crisis

posted: 07/05/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas auto dealers are doing what they can to battle a negative perception and customer fears generated by recalls of millions of General Motors Co. vehicles.

Water-testing device measures up

posted: 06/30/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

LOWELL -- A new water-testing device that was put through its paces by the Beaver Water District recently gained the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Missouri turbine facility to close

posted: 06/28/2014 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Premier Turbines, an operation that overhauls helicopter engines, will close its plant in Neosho, Mo., early next year, leaving about 80 workers without jobs as its parent company shifts operations to Texas.

On list, state in big leagues

posted: 06/22/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

It's been 20 years since service companies were first listed on the Fortune 500, and over those two decades, Arkansas companies have distinguished themselves with rapid revenue growth and job creation.

Geothermal energy heats up, cools off Booneville factory

posted: 06/16/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Rockline Industries is using geothermal technology to heat and cool its Booneville wet-wipe plant and is considering using a similar system at its new Russellville operation.

Judge weighing cannery's objection

posted: 06/11/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

A bankruptcy judge Tuesday took under advisement objections by Veg Liquidation, formerly known as Allens Inc., to claims made under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act by one of its top vegetable suppliers.

Canner disputes unpaid claims

posted: 06/10/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Veg Liquidation, formerly known as Allens Inc., disputed on Friday unpaid claims made by one of its vegetable providers in the largest -- and likely final -- claim the bankrupt vegetable canner faces under the Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act.

Charities to get shareholders' leftovers

posted: 06/05/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Unserved food at dining facilities at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville as a result of the Wal-Mart shareholders meeting this week is being given to local charity organizations.

Wal-Mart again ranked largest U.S. company

posted: 06/04/2014 5:52 a.m. Discuss

For the second year in a row, Bentonville-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. handily kept its top spot on Fortune magazine's list of the 500 largest companies in the United States.

Judge grants canner Chapter 7 shift

posted: 05/30/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

On Thursday, a bankruptcy judge granted a motion by Veg Liquidation, formerly known as Allens Inc., to shift its Chapter 11 bankruptcy status to Chapter 7 to help liquidate its remaining debt.

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