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Chain hatches expansion plan

Slim Chickens hires franchising vet in bid to go national

Subscriber onlyThe owners of fast-casual restaurant chain Slim Chickens are aiming high. Continue reading...

Cherokees to start on casino hotel

Subscriber onlyLater this month, the Cherokee Nation will break ground in Roland, Okla., on a new casino hotel a short distance west from Fort Smith on Interstate 40. Continue reading...

Claim in Allens case too late, judge says

Subscriber onlyA U.S. bankruptcy judge ruled in favor of Allens Inc. on Monday, saying claims made by sweet-potato grower D&T Farms under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act came too late. Continue reading...

In ’14, a bigger ARK Challenge

Central Arkansas added to business-accelerator program

Subscriber onlyThe ARK Challenge is back, this time with business accelerators operating in two parts of the state and a higher bar for entry for some of the participants. Continue reading...

Arkansas distillers eager to start

Craft spirits a growing niche nationally, also in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe still in Jesse Core’s Springdale brewery has been gathering dust since 2012. Continue reading...

For two counties, vacancy rates rise

Subscriber onlyThe overall vacancy rate in apartments and duplexes in Benton and Washington counties was 5.8 percent in the last half of 2013, up 1.5 percent compared with the same period the year before, according to the most recent Skyline Report released Tuesday. Continue reading...

Oklahoma Indian casinos ahead of curve

Profits grow 6.6% in ’12, top U.S. gain

Subscriber onlyOklahoma saw revenue from its American Indian owned gambling operations increase significantly compared with national trends in 2012, according to an industry report released recently. Continue reading...

City plots future using 3-D scans

Gear details U.S. 76 area for projects in Branson

Subscriber onlyBRANSON — The main drag through the tourist town of Branson is being scanned with invisible rays. Continue reading...

Ruling delayed on claim by D&T

It alleges Allens liable for $86,000

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — D&T Farms wants Allens Inc. to honor a claim for produce it made under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, but the bankrupt vegetable canner says the sweetpotato grower’s claims don’t meet the criteria. Continue reading...

In state, growth in jobs takes hit

’13 rankings slip on revised data

Subscriber onlyRevised numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show all but two of Arkansas’ metropolitan areas dropped in U.S. job growth rankings in 2013 compared with the year earlier. Continue reading...

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