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Boat-maker sets expansion plans in Arkansas, aims to add 100 jobs

Subscriber onlyA family-owned Arkansas company on Monday announced its purchase of a 377,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and its plans to hire another 100 workers to boost its relatively new production of high-end, high-horsepower pontoon boats. Continue reading...

Builders of boats: Get rid of tariffs

Trade fights hurt industry, they say

Subscriber onlyRecreational boat builders in Arkansas and across the country are urging the White House to remove recently instituted trade barriers, warning that they are harming the industry. Continue reading...

Keystone purchase detailed by Tyson

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. has agreed to pay just under $2.16 billion for a segment of a Brazilian meat conglomerate that is a key supplier to the McDonald's fast-food chain. Continue reading...

Company pays $9.6M for mini-storage warehouse in Little Rock; apartments sell for $7.1M

Subscriber onlyFirst Neck LR 10th St. LLC, a Philadelphia limited liability company, paid $9.6 million last month for a mini-storage warehouse with 517 units at 5700 W. 10th St. in Little Rock. Continue reading...

FBI keeps eye on waterway threats

Mississippi River vulnerabilities would have wide effect

Subscriber only Giant cranes loading and unloading gargantuan barges. Oil tankers, supply vessels and pipelines serving a vital energy industry. Flood control structures. Chemical plants. Cruise ships. Drinking water sources. All computer-reliant and tied in some way to the Internet. All of them vulnerable to cyber thieves, hackers and terrorists. Continue reading...

Business People

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Business Awards

Subscriber onlyPower Technology Inc. has received the Silver Innovator's Award from the judges of the annual Laser Focus World program for its Illumina Cinema Laser System. Located in Alexander, Power Technology is a 49-year-old Arkansas manufacturer and employer that builds custom laser modules for national and international equipment manufacturers. Continue reading...

Bankruptcy Watch

Subscriber onlyALEXANDER Audrey Ann Armstrong, 3523 Centark Circle, Aug. 15, Chapter 13. Continue reading...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Subscriber onlyPulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more; deeds recorded July 16-20: Continue reading...

PATENTS AWARDED

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

OIL AND GAS

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued no drilling permits, one well completion and two well recompletions. By county, they were: Continue reading...

BUILDING PERMITS

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

$647,053 in penalties levied on Arkansas used-car dealers

Subscriber onlyAfter hearing state lawyers compare a Springdale couple to a "two-headed snake" and describe their used-car business practices as "abominable" and "despicable," a Pulaski County circuit judge ordered the pair on Friday to pay $647,053 in fines and restitution for violating the state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Continue reading...

Tyson set to buy poultry supplier; reports say $2.5B to secure McDonald’s nuggets maker

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods Inc. reportedly has agreed to pay $2.5 billion for a segment of a Brazilian meat conglomerate that is a key chicken supplier to the McDonald's fast-food chain. Continue reading...

Arkansas jobless rate inches lower

Subscriber onlyArkansas' joblessness rate dipped to 3.7 percent in July after five straight months at 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Continue reading...

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