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Toby Manthey

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Business reporter

Recent Stories by Toby Manthey

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.

Deal puts utility’s Turk unit in clear

posted: 12/23/2011 3:51 a.m. Comments 2

Southwestern Electric Power Co. and environmental groups have settled their legal dispute over the $2.1 billion John W. Turk Jr. coal-fired power plant under construction near Texarkana.

State jobless rate 8% in November

posted: 12/21/2011 3:36 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas’ unemployment rate in November fell to 8 percent from 8.2 percent in October, a report from the state said Tuesday.

Expert: Things not so terrible

posted: 12/20/2011 4:41 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. economy is faring better than many people think by key measures such as personal spending and business investment, a nationally recognized economic forecaster said Monday.

Only 27 join Entergy choice-metering plan

posted: 12/17/2011 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Just 27 of Entergy Arkansas’ more than 580,000 residential customers have joined a billing program offering them a chance to save on their electricity bills by using power in times of low demand.

140 set to lose jobs in Bosch closure

posted: 12/16/2011 3:43 a.m. Discuss

One hundred and forty workers will lose their jobs by the end of 2012 as the Bosch Security Systems plant in Morrilton closes.

Texas pair buy Candy Bouquet

posted: 12/13/2011 4:33 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock-based Candy Bouquet International, which has home-based and storefront franchises worldwide, has been bought by a Houston couple who hope to put the chain back on a path of growth.

Home sales in state slow after big gains

posted: 12/06/2011 5:05 a.m. Discuss

Home sales in Arkansas slowed considerably in October after three consecutive months of double-digit gains compared with a year earlier, a report from the Arkansas Realtors Association on Monday showed.

Dial-up going, going, not gone

posted: 12/04/2011 3:53 a.m. Discuss

At 77, Bobbie Bailey says she’s “old-fashioned” when it comes to communication technology, but she lost patience with her dial-up Internet service.

State jobless rate recedes to 8.2%

posted: 11/23/2011 3:51 a.m. Comments 4

While a dip in Arkansas’ unemployment rate hints at a turnaround, the state’s job market continues to be weaker than even a year ago.

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