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Hillshire deal sees religious activism

Faith groups call for look at Tyson

Subscriber onlySome faith-based groups are finding themselves in the middle of a food fight. Continue reading...

With 2 plants closing, Northwest returns to an Arkansas state of mind

Subscriber onlyBetween the Fortune 500 companies, a world-class art museum, an unemployment rate lower than the national average and one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country, people in Northwest Arkansas sometimes seem to forget that they're part of Arkansas, too. Continue reading...

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Subscriber onlyBANKING Brandon Scallion has been hired as a commercial lender at Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. Continue reading...

BUILDING PERMITS

Subscriber onlyBuilding permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more: COMMERCIAL CDI Contractors LLC, 11400 Interstate 30, Bldg. A, Little Rock, $9,110,578. Continue reading...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Subscriber onlyPulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more; deeds recorded July 28 to Aug. 1: Michael G. and Ashley Y. Cope to Tanner Ward Revocable Trust Ls5-7 B21, Newton, $1,261,000. Continue reading...

Oil & Gas Report

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 27 drilling permits, 16 well completions and 6 well recompletions. By county, they were: Continue reading...

Hearing takes up defaults on grain

Failed bill in ’90s sought oversight

Subscriber onlyFarmers in Arkansas and some neighboring states stand to lose $20 million -- possibly as much as $50 million -- in the payment defaults of Turner Grain Merchandising in Brinkley, according to statements made by agricultural officials during a legislative committee hearing Friday. Continue reading...

State home sales gain more than 10% in a year

Also, June’s average price down 1.9% from year ago, Realtors group reports

Subscriber onlyArkansas home sales jumped more than 10 percent in June compared with June last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Friday. Continue reading...

Judge: Allens remnant's bills stay

Subscriber onlyA bankruptcy judge has overruled objections by Veg Liquidation, the former owners of defunct Allens Inc., to nearly all of $1.16 million in unpaid bills claimed by a produce company. Continue reading...

Poultry processors earn safety kudos

Subscriber onlyNearly 100 chicken and turkey facilities were recognized during the National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry -- including 14 Arkansas facilities. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyFort Smith hospital to add nursing jobs Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith wants to hire at least 50 nurses for its expanding critical cardiovascular and neurological services. Continue reading...

At LR, 2 differ on how U.S. health care advances

Subscriber onlyTwo speakers at a forum Thursday at the Clinton Presidential Center had differing perspectives on health care in the United States. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyCourt: Tyson must pay workers to dress Continue reading...

Grain payment defaults draw suit

Subscriber onlyFarmers in southeast Arkansas have filed suit in Lee County Circuit Court seeking an undisclosed amount of money or return of their grain for which they contracted with Turner Merchandising Inc. to sell. Continue reading...

Holiday peak to see open registers

Wal-Mart vows more manpower

Subscriber onlyDuring Wal-Mart's recent 2014 U.S. Holiday Meeting in Denver, the company vowed to keep all its cash registers open during peak hours at its 3,800 Supercenters and discount stores every weekend from Black Friday through Christmas. Continue reading...