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Judge: Allens remnant's bills stay

Subscriber onlyA bankruptcy judge has overruled objections by Veg Liquidation, the former owners of defunct Allens Inc., to nearly all of $1.16 million in unpaid bills claimed by a produce company. Continue reading...

Car-Mart gains, revenue beat 1st-quarter forecasts

Subscriber onlyBuy-here, pay-here used-car dealer America's Car-Mart smashed earnings and revenue estimates for its first quarter, saying its efforts to find and retain customers are paying off. Continue reading...

Hospitals' data loss touches 4.5 million, includes Arkansans

Subscriber onlyCommunity Health System said Monday that information belonging to patients in Arkansas was stolen when its systems were hacked and records of 4.5 million patients were compromised. Continue reading...

18 counties record alien fruit fly, bane of berries, grapes, cherries

Subscriber onlyA tiny fruit fly known as the spotted wing drosophila has farmers who grow raspberries, blackberries and nearly any other type of thin-skinned fruit in Arkansas on the alert. Continue reading...

440 acres near winery for sale

Wiederkehr owner says he has right of first refusal on land

Subscriber onlyA Wisconsin-based commercial and residential auction company is trying to sell nearly 450 acres on Interstate 40 near Altus that once belonged to Wiederkehr Wine Cellars Inc. Continue reading...

Water treatment firm sells system

BlueinGreen lands $750,000 deal with canning company

FAYETTEVILLE -- Sales at water treatment technology company BlueinGreen are on track to break records this year, including its largest sale to date to the new owners of the defunct Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs. Continue reading...

Old-fashioned food company courts the Web

House of Webster follows tradition, but updates image

At the House of Webster, it's all about the jams, jellies, apple butter, syrups, mustard and relish -- all things that can be packaged in a Mason jar. Continue reading...

Judge overrules debtor's objections in vegetable case

A bankruptcy judge overruled the majority of objections made by Veg Liquidation, formerly known as Allens Inc., to $1.9 million in claims made under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act by a Pennsylvania company that provided the vegetable company with produce. Continue reading...

ArcBest profit soars, but stock sinks

ArcBest Corp., a Fort Smith-based trucking and logistics company, said Thursday that its second quarter was the most profitable in six years on an earnings-per-share basis, but it still missed analyst estimates significantly and its stock sagged. Continue reading...

Aluminum-wheel maker closing Rogers plant

Superior Industries to cut 500 jobs, shift work to Fayetteville, Mexico factories

Superior Industries International Inc., the nation's largest maker of aluminum wheels for cars and light trucks, said Wednesday that it's closing its Rogers plant, cutting about 500 jobs, to cut costs. Continue reading...

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