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Arkansas jobless below 4% in 4 metro areas

Subscriber onlyFour Arkansas metropolitan areas had unemployment rates below 4 percent in May, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Continue reading...

Arkansas Index advances 6.51 as stocks rally again

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, gained 6.51 to 326.62 Thursday. Continue reading...

2,540 in Arkansas to get at least $5,100 in VW emissions offer

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas owners of some 2,540 Volkswagens will receive at least $5,100 each and other benefits as part of the automaker's agreement to spend nearly $15 billion to settle claims by U.S. regulators that software on certain Volkswagen models was modified to deceive emissions tests, according to the state attorney general's office. Continue reading...

Economic survey for region including Arkansas points toward slow growth

OMAHA, Neb. — Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have dropped slightly but still suggest economic growth ahead. Continue reading...

In health care field, entrepreneurs show off creations in North Little Rock

Subscriber onlyGreg Hargis spent almost two years in the hospital while battling leukemia, starting in 2012. Whether he needed a snack or immediate emergency medical care, he only had one red button to press for help. Continue reading...

CS&L gains an index-best 30% in 2Q

Subscriber onlyCommunications Sales & Leasing, which was created last year from a spinoff of Windstream's copper and fiber assets, outperformed the largest public companies in Arkansas in the second quarter with shares posting a return of almost 30 percent. Continue reading...

Catholic Health to shed insurer

QualChoice loss of $97M noted

Subscriber onlyCatholic Health Initiatives, which owns the CHI St. Vincent system, plans to sell its health insurance subsidiary, QualChoice Health Inc. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyRyan Herget is president and chief executive officer of Chef Shuttle. Continue reading...

Arkansas lake food delivery a go for 4th

RaftUp, Chef Shuttle ally to serve boaters on Hamilton

Subscriber only A partnership between two Little Rock entrepreneurs will allow people spending the Fourth of July weekend at Lake Hamilton to have food delivered directly to their boats. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyBank, feds settle discrimination case NEW YORK -- The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reached a settlement with Mississippi-based BancorpSouth over allegations that the bank deliberately discriminated against members of minority groups in its lending practices. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyTwo Bank of Ozarks buyouts OK'd by Fed Bank of the Ozarks received final regulatory approval from the Federal Reserve for its previously announced purchases of C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Community & Southern Holdings of Atlanta, the Little Rock bank said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Wal-Mart tries to move in with free two-day shipping trial

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is trying to get a jump on Amazon's second annual sales bonanza. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart OKs 800 items for website

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had a surprise Tuesday for the hopeful suppliers invited to the retailer's home office to pitch their American-made products. Continue reading...

Bank of America to close downtown Pine Bluff branch

Subscriber onlyBank of America to close PB branch Bank of America will close its branch in downtown Pine Bluff on Sept. 27, leaving the bank with only one branch in the city. Continue reading...

$30.7M to fund Exide plant revamp

Subscriber only Battery maker Exide Technologies is expanding and updating its Fort Smith plant with the help of a $30.7 million cost-sharing grant from the federal government. Continue reading...

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