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GM shops on front lines of handling recall crisis

Subscriber onlyArkansas auto dealers are doing what they can to battle a negative perception and customer fears generated by recalls of millions of General Motors Co. vehicles. Continue reading...

Water-testing device measures up

EPA approves system that got a trial run in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyLOWELL -- A new water-testing device that was put through its paces by the Beaver Water District recently gained the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading...

Missouri turbine facility to close

80 in Neosho set to lose jobs in ’15

Subscriber onlyPremier Turbines, an operation that overhauls helicopter engines, will close its plant in Neosho, Mo., early next year, leaving about 80 workers without jobs as its parent company shifts operations to Texas. Continue reading...

On list, state in big leagues

With Wal-Mart atop Fortune 500, Arkansas one of ‘hot 9’

Subscriber onlyIt's been 20 years since service companies were first listed on the Fortune 500, and over those two decades, Arkansas companies have distinguished themselves with rapid revenue growth and job creation. Continue reading...

Geothermal energy heats up, cools off Booneville factory

Subscriber onlyRockline Industries is using geothermal technology to heat and cool its Booneville wet-wipe plant and is considering using a similar system at its new Russellville operation. Continue reading...

Judge weighing cannery's objection

Subscriber onlyA bankruptcy judge Tuesday took under advisement objections by Veg Liquidation, formerly known as Allens Inc., to claims made under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act by one of its top vegetable suppliers. Continue reading...

Canner disputes unpaid claims

Allens buyer says law inapplicable

Subscriber onlyVeg Liquidation, formerly known as Allens Inc., disputed on Friday unpaid claims made by one of its vegetable providers in the largest -- and likely final -- claim the bankrupt vegetable canner faces under the Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act. Continue reading...

Charities to get shareholders' leftovers

Subscriber onlyUnserved food at dining facilities at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville as a result of the Wal-Mart shareholders meeting this week is being given to local charity organizations. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart again ranked largest U.S. company

Retailer keeps place on Fortune list; Exxon Mobil, Chevron take spots 2 and 3

For the second year in a row, Bentonville-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. handily kept its top spot on Fortune magazine's list of the 500 largest companies in the United States. Continue reading...

Judge grants canner Chapter 7 shift

Subscriber onlyOn Thursday, a bankruptcy judge granted a motion by Veg Liquidation, formerly known as Allens Inc., to shift its Chapter 11 bankruptcy status to Chapter 7 to help liquidate its remaining debt. Continue reading...

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