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Wal-Mart asks suppliers to remove 8 chemicals from products

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart says it's asking its suppliers to eliminate eight chemicals from household and personal care products. Continue reading...

Hilton OKs Embassy Suites for ASU

Subscriber onlyHilton Worldwide granted final approval to Jonesboro Hotel Partners LLC and O'Reilly Hospitality Management LLC to build an Embassy Suites hotel and convention center on the Arkansas State University at Jonesboro campus. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyLockheed earnings reach $1B in quarter Continue reading...

11-screen dine-in movie theater set for Little Rock after permit approved

Subscriber onlyDine-in movie theater chain Movie Tavern is cleared to begin construction on its first Arkansas location at Gateway Town Center in Little Rock. Continue reading...

J.B. Hunt's earnings up 1.5%

Net income of 92¢ per share misses analysts’ average by 5¢

Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reported Monday its second-quarter net income was up from last year, but for the second year in a row, the company missed analysts' earnings predictions for the period. Continue reading...

Pigweed spraying drift hits cropland

Dicamba shrivels neighbors’ fields

Subscriber onlySome Arkansas farmers, in their fight against pigweed, have been illegally spraying a herbicide that harms their neighbors' fields when it drifts, affecting thousands of acres of cotton and soybeans, several officials said Monday. Continue reading...

Bankruptcy watch

Subscriber onlyALEXANDER Domikia Davis, 13900 Chrys Cove, July 11, 2016, Chapter 13. Continue reading...

Hope for stalled Main Street projects

Bidder gives new impetus to revamp of 3 buildings

Subscriber onlyThree unfinished historic buildings along Little Rock's Main Street are again under contract, providing city leaders with hope that their vision for the downtown city corridor will be completed. Continue reading...

PATENTS AWARDED

Subscriber onlyU.S. patents issued to Arkansans July 12 Continue reading...

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 06/13/2016 through 06/17/2016: Continue reading...

BUSINESS AWARDS

Subscriber onlyThe following awards were presented by Professional Insurance Agents: Continue reading...

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Subscriber onlyThe Poultry Federation announced its board of directors for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyU.S. proposes catfish quality standards The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering new voluntary standards for catfish quality. It posted its proposal Thursday on the Federal Register, opening the process to a 60-day comment period from catfish producers, suppliers, processors, retailers, food-service operators and others. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyRussellville project lands $1.7M grant Russellville has been awarded a $1.7 million Department of Economic Development Administration grant for water infrastructure improvements near a planned convention center and hotel project. Continue reading...