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New coating said to help foods taste fried

UA division devises starch that adds flavor, trims fat

Subscriber onlyAsk Ya-Jane Wang why baked chicken nuggets aren't as popular with kids as fried ones and you'll get a simple answer. Continue reading...

3 appeal for relief in Allens hearing

Alter sale order, they urge judge

Subscriber onlyThree creditors of defunct and bankrupt Allens Inc. asked a bankruptcy judge Friday for relief from certain aspects of an order that sold the company just over a year ago, saying parts of the deal were misrepresented and resulted in not enough money put aside to pay their claims in full. Continue reading...

Missile-parts work to go on at 2 plants

Subscriber onlyTwo plants in Northwest Arkansas will continue to build electronic assemblies and other components for the U.S. Navy's Tomahawk cruise missile as part of a $7.3 million contract to Ducommun Inc. from Raytheon Co. Continue reading...

Car-Mart tops forecasts again

Company credits ‘smart’ growth for net income of $7.5M

Subscriber onlyAmerica's Car-Mart Inc. reported a strong third quarter for its 2015 fiscal year, crediting controlled growth for results beating analysts estimates for the third quarter in a row. Continue reading...

Venture offers state's startups a hand up

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Jeff Amerine is a rock star in Arkansas' startup community. Continue reading...

Franchises lining up for spots in LR area

Quick-service eateries see potential in lively market

Subscriber onlyBackyard Burgers closed its company-owned restaurants in Arkansas in October 2012 after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but nowadays the restructured company is in expansion mode and looking to move back into the state. Continue reading...

Economist: Retool state workforce

Higher pay crucial, too, speaker says at economic forum

Arkansas' economy will see gains in 2015 but must find the right alignment of industry and trained workforce to see breakaway growth, attendees at the 21st annual Business Forecast Lunch were told Friday. Continue reading...

Fort Smith fracking supplier announces 120 layoffs

Subscriber onlySaint-Gobain NorPro, a company that makes materials used in oil and natural gas exploration, said it will lay off 120 workers and temporarily suspend manufacturing at its Fort Smith plant until market conditions improve. Continue reading...

Air-gun maker at show in Vegas

Fort Smith firm, industry mingle

Subscriber onlyWhen it came time to decide when and where air-gun maker Umarex USA would release a collector's edition of one of its pistols, the choice was clear -- it had to happen during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Continue reading...

Casino near Fort Smith has topping off ceremony

Subscriber onlyROLAND, Okla. -- A huge white girder covered with the signatures of tribal officials and employees and affixed with both the U.S. and Cherokee Nation flags was hoisted atop the tribe's casino hotel project Monday. Continue reading...

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