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Paul Quinn

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Business reporter

Recent Stories by Paul Quinn

Police: Suspect in Virginia bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt

updated: 03/31/2016 4:28 p.m. Discuss

RICHMOND, Va. — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot.

Corn prices turn farmers’ heads

posted: 03/31/2012 3:11 a.m. Discuss

For the first time since 1940, Arkansas farmers will plant more corn acres than cotton.

Biofuel grass is planted in state

posted: 03/30/2012 2:45 a.m. Comment 1

For the past month, MFA Oil of Columbia, Mo., has been planting hundreds of acres of a tall grass in northeast Arkansas that it hopes will become a viable energy source.

Fee increase set to access federal court files online

posted: 03/28/2012 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Starting Sunday, it’s going to cost more to access federal court records on the website Public Access to Court Electronic Records, or PACER.

Gas prices on relentless climb

posted: 03/23/2012 3:24 a.m. Comments 6

The price of a gallon of gasoline has climbed more than 15.5 percent in Arkansas since the beginning of the year, and industry officials say the days of lower prices across the nation are not yet in sight.

Gas deliveries likely to resume today

posted: 03/20/2012 3:13 a.m. Discuss

A malfunctioning valve in a pipeline that supplies most of the gasoline sold in central Arkansas has been fixed and deliveries of gas to the area are expected to resume this evening.

Landowners: Fortify control of fracking

posted: 03/18/2012 3:29 a.m. Discuss

A coalition of landowners in the natural-gas producing Fayetteville Shale region said that a recent independent review of the state’s hydraulic fracturing rules didn’t go far enough.

Fracking-water distiller exits

posted: 03/15/2012 4:11 a.m. Comments 5

A Canadian company that had a state permit allowing it to discharge distilled wastewater from hydraulic fracturing into Cadron Creek in north-central Arkansas has suspended such plans because of low naturalgas prices.

Group acquires Tyson’s PB plant

posted: 03/14/2012 3:21 a.m. Discuss

A group of California investors has acquired the former Tyson Foods Inc. poultry plant in Pine Bluff and plans to process hens starting in May — possibly creating 170 jobs this year and more than 300 in the next five years, they announced Tuesday.

Insects crop up early in Arkansas

posted: 03/07/2012 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Farmers in Arkansas aren’t yet having to deal with the effects of a mild winter this year, but insects are.

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