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Amazon hiring in Wal-Mart country

Subscriber onlyAmazon.com is looking for tech workers in the heart of Wal-Mart country. Continue reading...

11 state airports get FAA $5.5M

LR runway grant biggest at $2.3M

Subscriber onlyPaving widened shoulders and upgrading lighting for one of the two commercial service runways at the state's largest airport is among $5.5 million worth of state airport improvement grants the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded, the the Arkansas congressional delegation announced Monday. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyStephens lowers its outlook for Simmons Continue reading...

Bankruptcy watch

Subscriber onlyALMA Matthew Charles Rhodes, 2805 Damask Lane, June 15, 2017, Chapter 7. Continue reading...

Investors group buys downtown Little Rock building, envisions commercial use

Subscriber onlyCapital Group Investors bought a 25,600-square-foot building on West Markham Street in downtown Little Rock for $700,000 last month. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart closing dazes Arkansas town

Waldron hunts ways to fill void as giant packs up to leave

Subscriber onlyWALDRON -- The sign outside Waldron Drug offers a helping hand to the stunned residents of this small Arkansas town facing the unsettling news that the local Wal-Mart store is closing next month. Continue reading...

Rogers family's business brewing

Expansion a goal at 7 Brew Coffee

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- When customers roll up to 7 Brew Coffee they're to be greeted with a smile, polite banter and quick, courteous service. Continue reading...

Goals, reality often clash for truck drivers

Recruiters, advertising don’t give true picture

Subscriber onlyWhen Corey Marler had to close his sheet metal construction company after an injury, the Rogers resident applied to a temp agency to pay his bills. It took months to get through their processes to start making money. Once he did, he could only find a job working nights at a signage factory in 95-degree heat for $11 an hour. Continue reading...

A better life is driver-school lure for many

Subscriber onlyJames Main is a veteran of the National Guard and Operation Desert Storm. He worked in a turkey plant before getting gangrene in a hand from a piece of turkey bone. He has been a rural mailman, worked at a carpet and tile store, opened and closed his own brokerage company and delivered heating and air-conditioner parts. Recently, he decided truck driving was the path forward. Continue reading...

PATENTS AWARDED

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

BUILDING PERMITS

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

OIL AND GAS REPORT

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 0 drilling permits, 0 well completions, and 5 well recompletions. By county, they were: Continue reading...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Subscriber onlyPulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more; deeds recorded May 22-May 26: Continue reading...

BUSINESS AWARDS

Subscriber onlyThe Eugene C. Figg Jr. Medal for Signature Bridges was presented by the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department for the Broadway Bridge, designed by Garver and sub-consultant HNTB. Continue reading...

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Subscriber onlyDavid K. Walser has joined Frost, PLLC Certified Public Accountants as director of private wealth services. Continue reading...

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