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Entergy seeks 3.75% bump in state's rate

Commission set to decide on increase bid next month

Subscriber onlyElectric rates for Entergy Arkansas residential customers will rise 3.75 percent next year if approved next month by the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Continue reading...

Little Rock's oldest skyscraper sells; new owner of Main Street building plans apartments

Subscriber onlyThe Donaghey Building, Little Rock's oldest skyscraper, sold last week for $5.7 million, and the owner has plans to convert it into apartments. Continue reading...

Arkansas Plant Board backs dicamba ban for '18

Vote is 10-3 after 250 farmers, others hear testimony in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyFarmers will be prohibited from spraying dicamba across the top of crops during next year's growing season, the state Plant Board decided Wednesday. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart unveils plan for holiday; retailer to put early deals online

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. will begin offering in-store Black Friday deals to customers on Thanksgiving night. But online shoppers will be able to access the majority of them even earlier. Continue reading...

ArcBest to shut down its pension program

Subscriber onlyArcBest plans to drop its pension program, subject to approval by the IRS and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. Continue reading...

Tyson's chief financial officer resigning

Subscriber onlyStewart Glendinning, formerly of Molson Coors Brewing Co., will replace Dennis Leatherby as Tyson Foods' chief financial officer effective Feb. 10, the company said Wednesday. Continue reading...

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Records reveal offshore moves of ultrawealthy including Little Rock's Warren Stephens

Subscriber onlyJames Simons, a mathematician and hedge fund operator from Boston now approaching 80, is a big Democratic donor. Warren Stephens, 60, inherited the family investment bank in Little Rock and became a booster of conservative Republicans. Continue reading...

North Little Rock-based Cantrell Drug files for bankruptcy

Subscriber onlyCantrell Drug, which provides sterile injectable pharmaceuticals principally used in hospitals, filed for voluntary bankruptcy Tuesday, citing two inspections by the Federal Drug Administration in the past year that forced the 65-year-old privately held company to temporarily suspend product manufacturing and shipping. Continue reading...

Hearing in Little Rock to argue curb on dicamba

Subscriber onlyArkansas farmers will fill a Little Rock hotel's ballroom today when the state Plant Board considers how they can use dicamba on next year's soybeans. Continue reading...

LR Harley dealership planning a move

Subscriber onlyRock City Harley-Davidson, the motorcycle dealership, is moving to the Gateway Town Center in southwest Little Rock. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hunt to open 2 more sales offices Continue reading...

2 Arkansas chefs go to Russia, represent U.S. at exhibition

Subscriber onlyTwo Northwest Arkansas-based chefs are representing the United States at a Russian food exhibition today, where top chefs from around the world will share and sharpen their gastronomic chops and bring their new knowledge back to their home countries. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyUSDA fills 2 posts at state-level offices Continue reading...

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