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Subscriber onlyBecause the stock markets were closed Friday in observance of the Fourth of July, there is no business section in today’s editions. Continue reading...

Farmer veterans get Heroes brand

State unveils logo of marketing tool for service members

Subscriber onlyA new program announced Thursday by the state's Veterans Affairs and Agriculture departments will assist veterans and military members who run agricultural operations with advertising their businesses. Continue reading...

Archivist asks judge to void arrest order

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for North Little Rock archivist John Rogers on Thursday asked a Pulaski County judge to withdraw his arrest order for Rogers. Continue reading...

Siloam Springs hospital names new CEO

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs Regional Hospital has named Patrick Kerrwood its new chief executive officer. He starts July 13. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyState pork units part of $1.45B JBS sale JBS USA Pork has agreed to purchase Cargill's U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion, an acquisition that includes a feed mill and two hog farms in Arkansas. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyWEHCO taps Gaines for development job Eliza Gaines, who has served in several roles with newspapers owned by WEHCO Media Inc. of Little Rock, has been named vice president of audience development. Continue reading...

NYC public advocate: Funds should divest from Wal-Mart

NEW YORK — New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is calling for the city's pensions funds to divest from Wal-Mart. Continue reading...

100 jobs the goal of drive in state

Governor teams with organization

Subscriber onlyFort Smith-based Staffing Association of Arkansas joined Tuesday with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to announce a drive to place 100 Arkansans in permanent jobs over the next 100 days. Continue reading...

State's milo acreage nearly triples

Subscriber onlyWet weather in May and June combined with uncertain commodity prices helped push Arkansas farmers away from planting cotton and corn, but the same two factors contributed to an almost threefold amount of grain sorghum planted in the state compared with a year ago. Continue reading...

Up 23.9%, Bank of Ozarks tops stocks; Tyson a far 2nd

Subscriber onlyThe stock of Little Rock-based Bank of the Ozarks had the best second-quarter performance among the largest publicly traded companies in Arkansas, rising 23.9 percent over the past three months. Continue reading...

Southwest's nonstop flights to St. Louis returning to LR

Subscriber onlySouthwest Airlines will offer nonstop flights between Little Rock and St. Louis beginning in January, resuming a service that was discontinued in 2013. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyTyson set to add 90 workers in Kentucky Tyson Foods Inc. announced Tuesday that it will hire about 90 additional employees at its poultry plant in Robards, Ky., and spend more than $8 million to install a new freezer and additional work stations. Continue reading...

Conway gains on Tech business index

Conway made the biggest leap in April on the Arkansas Tech Business Index, which measures economic activity of 18 cities, encompassing labor, housing market, construction and retail sales data, according to figures released Tuesday. Continue reading...

Vietnam region, state ink accord

Trade office set for Bentonville

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an agreement Monday aimed at expanding trade opportunities with Vietnam's Dong Nai province. Continue reading...

Index up for May housing contracts

Subscriber onlyMore Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as pending sales climbed to their highest level in more than nine years. Continue reading...

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