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Silver Dollar City fires up new draw

Fireman’s Landing designed for youngsters

Subscriber onlyBranson's Silver Dollar City's latest attraction, dubbed Fireman's Landing, is filled with rides, games and even a costumed mascot -- all aiming to recreate the excitement of a recruitment fair for volunteer firefighters. Continue reading...

Canner acquires former Allens

Del Monte signs $75 million deal

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs-based Sager Creek Vegetable Company, formerly known as Allens Inc., now belongs to Del Monte Foods Inc. Continue reading...

3 Allens creditors hit a deal, take $12M

Subscriber onlyAn attorney for three creditors of defunct and bankrupt Allens Inc. said Tuesday that they've settled claims with the company's new owners, Sager Creek Vegetable Co., for a little less than $12 million. Continue reading...

2 billionaire Waltons rise on top-10 list

Subscriber onlyChristy Walton held on to her title as the world's richest woman, and she and Jim Walton both moved up one spot in the top 10 of the 2015 Forbes list of the world's billionaires released Monday. Continue reading...

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

Backyard 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...

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