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Modify your phone to open your garage door

Subscriber onlyA reader wanted to use his smartphone as a garage door opener. Continue reading...

Planting a brand new crop

Marianna household wins state Farm Family of Year

Subscriber onlyMARIANNA -- Together they survived a flood, took over the family farm and had three children. Continue reading...

NW Arkansas' new growth plan to have narrower, deeper focus

Subscriber onlyWhen the Northwest Arkansas Council unveiled a blueprint for regional growth in January 2011, it was intended to be a five-year plan. Continue reading...

Business Awards

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Building Permits

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

Real Estate Transactions

Subscriber onlyPulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 12/29/2014 through 01/02/2015: Continue reading...

Oil and Gas Report

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 4 drilling permits, 13 well completions and 2 well recompletions. By county, they were: Continue reading...

Business People

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News in brief

Subscriber onlyHanesBrands growth said to add 120 jobs Continue reading...

Tyson's $1M gift set to aid city core

Its worker center also is moving in

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Downtown Springdale's revitalization got a boost Friday after Tyson Foods Inc. donated $1 million to the effort and announced it is moving workers back to Emma Avenue. Continue reading...

Tyson Foods gives $1 million to Downtown Springdale Alliance

Tyson Foods donated $1 million to the Downtown Springdale Alliance on Friday. Continue reading...

Clarksville facility expanding, adding 120 jobs

A Clarksville facility that makes sheer hosiery and seamless bras for retailers including Wal-Mart will invest $1.4 million in an expansion that will create 120 new jobs, the Arkansas Department of Economic Development said Friday. Continue reading...

Simmons triples income in 4Q

Bank reports $12.6 million haul, awaits expansion closure

Subscriber onlySimmons First National Corp. had net income of $12.6 million in the fourth quarter last year, more than triple the $3.8 million it earned in the same period of 2013, the Pine Bluff bank said Thursday. Continue reading...

Profit up 19% for trucker's quarter

J.B. Hunt’s rise for year at 10%

Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reported net earnings of $110 million in the fourth quarter, a 19 percent increase from a year ago. Continue reading...

Fort Smith fracking supplier announces 120 layoffs

Subscriber onlySaint-Gobain NorPro, a company that makes materials used in oil and natural gas exploration, said it will lay off 120 workers and temporarily suspend manufacturing at its Fort Smith plant until market conditions improve. Continue reading...