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Fayetteville firm sees high-flying market for laser technology

Subscriber onlyTechnology developed by Fayetteville-based Space Photonics is ready for a marketplace that's increasingly interested in bringing the Internet to the world through the use of satellites, drones and high-altitude balloons. Continue reading...

$4.8M Allens settlement awaits judge

Subscriber onlyThe trustee in the Allens Inc. bankruptcy case is asking a judge to approve a nearly $4.8 million settlement with three of the defunct company's directors. Continue reading...

Onyx Coffee to get new roastery

Historic Rogers building giving business more tasting space

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The air is filled with warm, comforting smells as shiny spoons clink against the sides of white cups filled with dark, steaming java. Then there comes the slurping, really loud, intense slurping needed to properly taste the coffee, followed by comments about the beverage's quality and attributes. Continue reading...

3 theaters to tap into alcohol sales

Subscriber onlyEarly next year, at three Malco Theaters in Northwest Arkansas, patrons will be able to kickback in VIP seating, eat a meal from an expanded dining menu and wash it down with a cocktail, a glass of wine or cold beer. Continue reading...

Dealer in used cars tops forecasts

Quarter’s profit $5M at Car-Mart

Subscriber onlyPointing to strong sales growth and improved operations at its dealerships during its second quarter, America's Car-Mart reported higher profits and revenue late Thursday, beating analysts' estimates for both metrics. Continue reading...

Gondola lift in plans for Branson stretch fraught with traffic

It’s to cost at least $160M, firm says

Subscriber onlyTourists and locals in this city who want to avoid the city's traffic snarls might soon be traveling by gondola -- think enclosed ski lift, not a guy in a boat with a long pole. Continue reading...

Arkansas mint's coins in 'Game of Thrones' sets

Springdale firm picked to produce collectibles

Subscriber only When it came time to select treasures for collectors' sets marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of the novel Game of Thrones, it was likely coins by Shire Post Mint in Springdale would become part of the bounty. Continue reading...

Berryville-based apparel-maker's sales soar 92% in 3 years

Subscriber onlyChristian apparel-maker Kerusso has come a long way from its start selling T-shirts out of a garage in Eureka Springs nearly 30 years ago. Continue reading...

On new Forbes richest Americans list, Waltons miss top 10

Subscriber onlyMicrosoft co-founder Bill Gates kept his top spot on the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans; presidential hopeful Donald Trump saw his overall wealth decline, dropping his ranking 35 places; and no members of the Walton family made the top 10 this year. Continue reading...

ScaleUp Ozarks offers businesses path to expansion

Subscriber onlyFor Jeff Charlson, one of the founders of Bike Rack Brewing Co. in Bentonville, the chance to participate in the first ScaleUp Ozarks program couldn't have come at a better time. Continue reading...

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