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Ferris wheel adorns Branson's main drag

At 15 stories, riders’ views of resort city are sweeping

Subscriber onlyBRANSON -- A 15-story Ferris wheel that until recently called Chicago home now is towering over Branson's main drag, just in time for tourism season. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart maintains grasp on No. 1 spot in Fortune's 500 list

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is on top of Fortune magazine's list of the 500 largest companies in the United States for the fourth year in a row. Continue reading...

Eatery digests patrons' feedback

Sandwiches new to Slim Chickens

Subscriber onlyArkansas-based fast-casual restaurant chain Slim Chickens, known for its tenders and wings, is rolling out a chicken-breast sandwich for taste-testing. Continue reading...

Car-Mart's quarterly profit $3.4M

Stock drops on news of lower-than-expected earnings

Subscriber onlyAmerica's Car-Mart Inc. failed to hit earnings estimates by 18 cents per share for its fiscal fourth quarter, the company reported Tuesday, marking the fifth earnings estimate miss in a row for the Bentonville-based used-car dealer. Continue reading...

Arkansas firm makes coins from 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Game of Thrones' fantasy lands

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Fictional travelers fleeing Bree with wraiths hot on their heels typically can't buy a much-needed pony with traveler's checks and no one ever asked someone from Bravos for help by uttering "Valar morghulis" and then flashing an American Express card. Continue reading...

SIG Sauer shifting ammo work to Arkansas

Subscriber onlyFirearms-maker SIG Sauer Inc. said Wednesday it will centralize all its ammo production at its new plant in Jacksonville scheduled to open by the end of the year. Continue reading...

Casino kitchens serious about homegrown

Visitors fed by Quapaw cattle herds, horticulture

Subscriber onlyQUAPAW, Okla. -- The latest trend in cuisine at Downstream Casino Resort might be considered a regional farm-to-poker-table system. Continue reading...

Core Brewing opens beer pub in North Little Rock

New venture latest to give patrons taste of craft suds

Subscriber onlyA rapidly expanding Northwest Arkansas brewery has planted its flag in central Arkansas. Continue reading...

Police: Suspect in Virginia bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt

RICHMOND, Va. — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot. Continue reading...

Oklahoma casinos’ 2014 haul: $3.95B

Subscriber onlyOklahoma’s American Indian-owned casinos saw revenue growth in 2014 twice as great as the tribal industry average and saw nongambling revenue increase at an even stronger pace, according to a report released today. Continue reading...

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