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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK 7/14/14 - Steven King, A Shift (cq, this is the name of the shift) supervisor at PolyTech Molding Inc. in Prairie Grove, examines a new The Taco Plate manufactured in a injection molding machine at the plant Monday July 14, 2014.

Superior Industries to shutter Rogers plant, cut 500 jobs

ROGERS — A company that makes aluminum wheels for cars and other vehicles says it will shut down its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs. Continue reading...

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Rick McFarlandBryan Day, new executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority, stands outside his office at the nearly completed headquarters for the port authority along the Arkansas River

Stephens Media moving Fort Smith, Van Buren printing operations

Stephens Media will shift printing and mailroom operations from Van Buren and Fort Smith to Northwest Arkansas, a move that will reportedly affect about three-dozen employees. Continue reading...

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VICTOR J. BLUE Employees at the new Hermes & Mauritz AB flagship store in New York look out from the store’s upper levels during a grand-opening ceremony July 17. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 90.9 in July, the highest since October 2007, two months before the recession began.

Consumer outlook soars in July

In 3rd straight rise, index at highest point since October ’07

Subscriber onlyU.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years. Continue reading...