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Toys R Us closures leave opening ahead of holiday season

Subscriber onlyWhen Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyBrad Doyle of Weiner is a board director of the Arkansas Soybean Association. His position with the association was incorrectly reported in a story about soybean sales in Friday’s editions. Continue reading...

News in brief

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Arkansas soybean farmers shocked by fees for moisture damage

Subscriber onlyMany Arkansas soybean farmers this week are seeing another kind of sticker shock when they send their beans to grain elevators and other buyers -- stiff penalties for beans damaged by too much moisture. Continue reading...

Judge rules bankruptcy-case trustee can access Northwest Arkansas developer's confidential settlement

Subscriber onlyA judge ruled Thursday that a creditor and the trustee in developer Bill Schwyhart's bankruptcy case should have access to a confidential settlement reached in 2013. Schwyhart was a prominent figure in the Northwest Arkansas real estate boom who recently filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas, claiming more than $90 million in debt. Continue reading...

Tech park director given 5.7% pay bump

Subscriber onlyBrent Birch, who heads the Little Rock Technology Park Authority and remains the authority's lone employee since he was hired four years ago, was given a 5.7 percent raise in his annual salary Wednesday. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyWalmart promotes 2 e-commerce execs Continue reading...

Arkansas Public Service Commission OKs rate increase for 169,000 customers

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Public Service Commission has approved a general rate increase for Black Hills Energy and its 169,000 natural gas customers in Arkansas. Continue reading...

NW Arkansas real estate prices soar

Subscriber onlyContinued population growth paired with finite residential lot space have pushed real estate prices to record levels this year in booming parts of Northwest Arkansas, raising concerns about the cost of living in the region. Continue reading...

News in brief

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Food-storage firm announces $12.5M expansion of North Little Rock site

Subscriber onlyZero Mountain Inc. of Fort Smith, which operates five low-temperature food-storage facilities in Arkansas, will more than double the size and workforce of its year-old North Little Rock facility, the company announced Monday. Continue reading...

Lifeless Little Rock storefronts begin to fill up as 'West Village' revitalization gets underway

Subscriber onlyThe best days of the Kmart on North Rodney Parham Road in west Little Rock were long past when it closed last year. Continue reading...

Four Arkansas nursing homes sold for $15.2M; bank buys former Dixie Cafe building in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyFour nursing homes in central Arkansas sold last month for nearly $15.2 million to Strawberry Fields Real Estate Investment Trust of South Bend, Ind. Continue reading...

Systematics marks 50 years of building software

Subscriber onlyAs a vice president with First National Bank of Fayetteville in the late 1960s, Walter Smiley kept running into the same problem. Continue reading...

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