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Navigator protects phones falling from space or dropped into purses

Subscriber onlyLet me be clear: I really had no intention of reviewing smartphone cases for a while. But darn it, one company appealed to my inner nerd, and I just couldn't turn away. Continue reading...

Windstream changes focus of leadership

New CEO restructures top to raise firm’s profitability

Subscriber onlyWindstream Holdings Inc. changed leaders in December -- and a period of change isn't over yet for the telecom company. Continue reading...

Probiotics can help replace antibiotics in chicks, firm says

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- As consumers and major buyers such as McDonald's put pressure on the poultry industry to limit antibiotic use, researchers are working to find alternatives. Continue reading...

SEC sheds light on Wal-Mart agenda items

Subscriber onlyShareholder proposals concerning political rights, employee morale, executive compensation and the sale of certain types of firearms are among those submitted to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for possible inclusion on the agenda at its annual meeting. Continue reading...

State's tourism industry expects mountain biking to gain traction

Subscriber onlyAs president of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, Mike Van Abel has a good feel for the industry he represents. Thanks to thousands of miles traveled each year for work -- and play -- Van Abel knows firsthand which states are traditional hot spots for the recreation activity and which states will be. Continue reading...

Building Permits

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

Patents Awarded

Subscriber onlyU.S. Patents Issued to Arkansans Continue reading...

Oil and Gas Report

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 3 drilling permits, 22 well completions and 0 well recompletions. By county, they were: Continue reading...

Real Estate Transactions

Subscriber onlyPulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 02/16/2015 through 02/20/2015: Continue reading...

Business People

Subscriber onlyEDUCATION Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyErrand Express opens in two counties Continue reading...

Shale client lost, firm lays off 200

CEO in Conway cites wreck

Subscriber onlyM&M Environmental Group, an oil-field services company based in Conway, laid off 200 employees Friday after losing a contract with Fayetteville Shale driller Southwestern Energy Co. Continue reading...

Poultry ban hurts backyard growers

Subscriber onlyHARRISON -- A week after officials confirmed that avian flu had been found in Arkansas, a group of backyard poultry growers gathered Thursday within a few miles of the infected farm to discuss its impact. Continue reading...

Ward OK'd as state ag officer

Panel votes 12-1 on governor pick

Subscriber onlyWesley Ward of Lake City was set to become Arkansas' third agriculture secretary after Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed paperwork confirming Ward in the post Friday. Continue reading...

State truckers group backs scores' access

U.S. outfit: Fix safety-ratings flaws 1st

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Trucking Association wants federal safety rankings to remain in public view while flaws in the program are addressed, taking a position opposite of its national affiliate. Continue reading...