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4 NW Arkansas cities top Tech business index

Four Northwest Arkansas cities topped the Arkansas Tech Business Index in May as 16 of the 18 measured municipal economies grew, the university said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Firm preps staff for Wal-Mart layoffs

Memo based on people ‘inside’ retailer, employment agency executive says

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates is preparing its employees for "a surge of phone calls, emails and resumes" related to layoffs at the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. home office in Bentonville. Continue reading...

’15 rain takes toll on wheat crop

State estimated to yield 14.3 million bushels, down 42%

Subscriber onlyWorries about low-commodity prices last fall combined with a wet start to 2015 took a toll on Arkansas’ wheat crop just a year after farmers set a record for average per-acre yields. Continue reading...

Survey to gather haulers' safety costs

Subscriber onlyThe American Trucking Associations wants to know how much transportation companies are spending annually on safety programs and practices. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyNASA grants to fund work on Venus gear Fayetteville-based Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc. has obtained grants from NASA to build circuits for possible use on the surface of Venus. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyUS Bank is the trustee for an unidentified owner that holds trust preferred securities in Acme Holding Co., parent company of Allied Bank of Mulberry. An article in Sunday's editions incorrectly identified the federal government as the owner of the trust preferred securities. Continue reading...

Deal with U.S. near, One Bank says

Subscriber onlyA settlement is expected to be completed within a month between the federal government, One Bank and Trust Co. of Little Rock and others, the bank said Monday. Continue reading...

Zero Mountain plans Fort Smith expansion

Subscriber onlyFort Smith-based Zero Mountain Inc. has acquired property for $4 million and will expand its facility, increasing the company's cold storage capacity to more than half a million square feet. Continue reading...

Georgia lot is Car-Mart’s 142nd overall

Subscriber onlyBentonville-based buy-here, pay-here, used-car dealer America's Car-Mart has opened dealership number 142 in Albany, Ga. Continue reading...

Apps from Fly Labs clear video-editing picture

Subscriber onlyNearly everyone is carrying around a still camera with video capabilities in their pocket nowadays in the form of a smartphone. Continue reading...

2-step log-ins double down on digital data security

Subscriber onlyAfter we alerted our readers to scammers pretending to be from Microsoft, we heard about scammers pretending to be from AOL. A reader told us she frequently gets emails saying "out of AOL storage space." This is a common ploy directed at both AOL and Microsoft Outlook users. Continue reading...

Overhaul urged for Lloyd's of London

Subscriber onlyBeazley PLC Chief Executive Officer Andrew Horton called on Lloyd's of London to overhaul the way it manages trade information to make the world's oldest insurance market more efficient and globally competitive. Continue reading...

Bankruptcy watch

Subscriber onlyMore than 180 bankruptcies have been reported around Arkansas during the most recent filing period. Continue reading...

More farmers, fewer lawyers making laws

Subscriber onlyThere are innumerable ways to ruin a farm. Continue reading...

Ailing bank's holdings sold off

Allied’s troubles tied to loan losses

Subscriber onlyBlackmon Auctions of Little Rock completed its sale of properties owned by Allied Bank of Mulberry and its parent company, Acme Holding Co., on Friday, Thomas Blackmon, president of the auction company, said Saturday. Continue reading...

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