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Japan company agrees to buy firm that owns 33 Arkansas newspapers for $3.3B

Tokyo-based SoftBank Group Corp. has agreed to pay $3.3 billion in cash to acquire Fortress Investment Group of New York, an owner of more than 120 newspapers nationwide, including 33 in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Bankruptcy watch

Subscriber onlyALEXANDER Joshua and Cori Bolinger, 602 Joseph Drive, Feb. 9, 2017, Chapter 13. Continue reading...

New farm bill goals include aid, fair trade

Lawmakers hope to avoid crisis by shoring up farmers

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- With commodity prices down and many farmers struggling, lawmakers are ready to begin work on the nation's next farm bill, hoping to bolster the nation's growers and help them through tough times. Continue reading...

Truffle firm rooted in Arkansas

Business of entrepreneur who foraged for mushrooms reaches nearly $8M

Subscriber onlyIn the forests of Northwest Arkansas, a teenage Ian Purkayastha first discovered his passion for mushrooms and rare, wild foods. Continue reading...

BUILDING PERMITS

Subscriber onlyBuilding permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more: Continue reading...

PATENTS AWARDED

Subscriber onlyU.S. patents issued to Arkansans Continue reading...

OIL AND GAS REPORT

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 5 drilling permits, 3 well completions and 7 well recompletions. By county, they were: Continue reading...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Subscriber onlyPulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 01/17/2017 through 01/20/2017: Continue reading...

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Subscriber onlyJeffery L. Green has been named a partner of Ellis, Tucker & Aldridge LLP. Continue reading...

Truckers wary of Arkansas medical marijuana rollout

Subscriber onlyThe trucking industry is grappling with how Arkansas' recent legalization of medical marijuana will affect it. Continue reading...

Firm to buy, restore 2 historic downtown Little Rock buildings

Subscriber onlyRock Capital Real Estate, a recently formed Little Rock company, has plans to purchase and renovate the historic Hall and Davidson buildings in the 200 block of West Capitol Avenue, an executive with the company said Friday. Continue reading...

North Little Rock airport's expansion bid leaner

Subscriber onlyThe North Little Rock Airport wants to remain competitive with newer small airports in the region, but fiscal reality is forcing it to scale back its ambitions. Continue reading...

Arkansas entrepreneur tells U.S. House panel that regulations threaten survival of company

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- An Arkansas woman who built a consignment sale empire told congressmen Thursday that federal regulations threaten the survival of her company. Continue reading...

News in brief

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Ambassadors debut in downtown; Little Rock’s first 2 envoys to increase safety, offer help in area

Subscriber onlyThe Downtown Little Rock Partnership has hired two people to stroll the central business district to provide information and offer assistance to people, as well as report maintenance issues. Continue reading...

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