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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...

State breweries cleared for growth

New law tidies regulations, raises ceiling on production

Subscriber onlyNew rules recently passed for Arkansas breweries are designed to clean up confusing language and allow for expanded beer production as the state's fledgling suds industry expands. Continue reading...

Take at state-line casinos up in '13

Oklahoma tribes cashed in $3.7B

Subscriber onlyAmerican Indian-owned casinos in Oklahoma saw their revenue increase well above industry trends in 2013, according to a report released Monday. Continue reading...

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...

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