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Firm helps customers pack

Entrepreneur finds niche in concealed-carry market

Subscriber onlyWorking his way through college, Chris Tedder thought it wise to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun while pulling late nights as the assistant manager at a pizza restaurant, but he couldn't find a holster that met his needs. Continue reading...

Car-Mart surges on 1Q profit

Shares gain $4.35 after much-improved earnings reported

Subscriber onlyAmerica's Car-Mart, Inc. reported net income of $7.1 million along with improved revenue, citing better inventory management and improved management at its car lots. Continue reading...

State’s Nighthawk in deal to distribute pricey German guns

Subscriber onlyBERRYVILLE — Firearms-maker Nighthawk Custom has struck a deal to distribute high-end revolvers built by Korth Germany GmbH. Continue reading...

Dairy Queen says Arkansas ripe for expansion

20 franchises in Arkansas’ northwest is chain’s goal

Subscriber onlyDairy Queen is in expansion mode and has its sights set on Arkansas. Continue reading...

$30.7M to fund Exide plant revamp

Subscriber only Battery maker Exide Technologies is expanding and updating its Fort Smith plant with the help of a $30.7 million cost-sharing grant from the federal government. Continue reading...

Ferris wheel adorns Branson's main drag

At 15 stories, riders’ views of resort city are sweeping

Subscriber onlyBRANSON -- A 15-story Ferris wheel that until recently called Chicago home now is towering over Branson's main drag, just in time for tourism season. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart maintains grasp on No. 1 spot in Fortune's 500 list

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is on top of Fortune magazine's list of the 500 largest companies in the United States for the fourth year in a row. Continue reading...

Eatery digests patrons' feedback

Sandwiches new to Slim Chickens

Subscriber onlyArkansas-based fast-casual restaurant chain Slim Chickens, known for its tenders and wings, is rolling out a chicken-breast sandwich for taste-testing. Continue reading...

Car-Mart's quarterly profit $3.4M

Stock drops on news of lower-than-expected earnings

Subscriber onlyAmerica's Car-Mart Inc. failed to hit earnings estimates by 18 cents per share for its fiscal fourth quarter, the company reported Tuesday, marking the fifth earnings estimate miss in a row for the Bentonville-based used-car dealer. Continue reading...

Arkansas firm makes coins from 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Game of Thrones' fantasy lands

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Fictional travelers fleeing Bree with wraiths hot on their heels typically can't buy a much-needed pony with traveler's checks and no one ever asked someone from Bravos for help by uttering "Valar morghulis" and then flashing an American Express card. Continue reading...

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