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Wind-turbine firm to expand Little Rock site

Subscriber onlyThe market appears to be turning around for LM Wind Power, one of the leading wind-turbine manufacturers in the world, and its Little Rock operations. Continue reading...

State's jobless rate still at 3.4%

Record low level stays put in July

Subscriber onlyArkansas' unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.4 percent in July compared with June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Continue reading...

Car-Mart CEO will exit post, enter adviser role

To Henderson role Will shift to adviser Henderson to get Car-Mart vet role

Subscriber onlyHank Henderson, CEO of America's Car-Mart, said he will step down as the company's top officer at the end of the year -- and the company reported first-quarter results that barely missed analysts' estimates for profit and revenue. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyNews report: State to bid on auto plant Continue reading...

Landmark Arkansas hotel given deadline to address violations or close

Subscriber onlyThe city of Hot Springs has informed the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa that safety concerns stemming from years of neglect will close the landmark hotel if the problems aren't corrected by November. Continue reading...

No dicamba in '18, Arkansas weed expert urges

Subscriber onlyMORRILTON -- A weed scientist said Thursday that he couldn't recommend that dicamba be allowed in the state next year after recent tests in at least four states show the herbicide's tendency to move off target and damage other crops and vegetation. Continue reading...

Retailer posts 2Q earnings of $2.9B

Wal-Mart profit fed by groceries

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. reported increases in sales and traffic in the second quarter, led by the retailer's best grocery performance in five years and a continued surge in its U.S. e-commerce business. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyOklahoma Gas says Arkansas bills awry Continue reading...

Online sales, solid store traffic gives Wal-Mart 2Q boost

BENTONVILLE — Americans are going into Walmart stores and they're spending money on its website, pushing the performance of the world's biggest retailer beyond Wall Street expectations during the second-quarter. Continue reading...

Trump's business councils disband

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon no longer has to weigh the pros and cons of remaining a member of President Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum. Continue reading...

Little Rock port OKs try for debt of $5.5M

Improvement bid will need city nod

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock Port Authority took the first step Wednesday to issue up to $5.5 million in debt that the agency's top official says will help make the Arkansas River port more competitive on the global stage. Continue reading...

Pork firm invests $25M in meal kits

Subscriber onlySmithfield Foods took its first steps into the meal kit market this week. Continue reading...

Arkansan signs letter urging caution in NAFTA talks

Subscriber onlyThis week, more than 50 agriculture deans and academics in the United States signed a letter urging trade representatives to avoid changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement that would hamper trade. One of the signers was Mark Cochran, vice president for agriculture at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyWal-Mart to release 2nd-quarter results Continue reading...

Hearing scheduled on bid to liquidate airline's assets; startup had flown out of Little Rock airport

Subscriber onlyIt looks increasingly likely that GLO Airlines, the New Orleans startup, no longer will fly out of Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field or any other airport anytime soon, if ever. Continue reading...

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