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24 health care jobs eliminated in state

Subscriber onlyMissouri-based Mercy Health said Thursday it has laid off 24 Arkansas workers as part of a systemwide move that leaves a total of 347 without jobs. Continue reading...

State, tribe score job-training grants

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and the Cherokee Nation in neighboring Oklahoma are receiving more than $12 million from the U.S. Department of Labor for their individual job-training programs. Continue reading...

Hospital network to layoff up to 350

Subscriber onlyMissouri-based Mercy Health plans on laying off 300 to 350 workers next week, the hospital system said Thursday. Continue reading...

Nighthawk chosen to build 1911 pistol

Berryville gun-maker building 100 collectibles

Subscriber onlyWhen Guns & Ammo needed a gun maker to design the magazine's new signature pistol, they went to Nighthawk Custom. Continue reading...

Car-part business racing after partners click

Subscriber onlyKurt Lind made a few quick assessments when he discovered an after-market auto parts operation based in the Chicago area might be looking to sell. Continue reading...

Cherokee casino with 850 slots to open near Fort Smith

Subscriber onlyWhen a visitor steps into the new Cherokee Casino & Hotel here, they're greeted by dealers at table games, flashing and buzzing electronic slot machines, a view of a stage perched above the lounge and an expansive buffet. Continue reading...

Tyson posts strong 2Q profit

Hillshire acquisition helped boost earnings, CEO says

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods beat analysts' expectations Monday, posting strong profits for its second quarter as the company continues to adjust to the challenges of acquiring Hillshire Brands, port strikes and blocked overseas markets due to avian flu concerns. Continue reading...

U.S. program helps execs of small firms position for growth

Subscriber onlyThe concept of the program is simple -- gather key leaders from companies poised for breakout growth and give them the contacts, mentors and information they need to take their businesses to the next level. Continue reading...

Tyson to end human antibiotics by '17

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods will phase out use of all human antibiotics in its chickens by the end of 2017, the company said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Tontitown trucker sees quarter income jump to $5.4 million

Subscriber onlyP.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. reported record-breaking profits for its first quarter Wednesday, crediting diversification and better freight substitution capacity for some of the company's improvement. Continue reading...

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