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Little Rock brewery gearing up for specialty push

Lost Forty adds fermenters to turn out scarcer offerings

Subscriber onlyBeer lovers who want to drink more of Lost Forty Brewing's specialty brews will soon have a chance to raise their mugs of suds in gratitude. Continue reading...

State's 1st franchise offering customers their workouts to go

Subscriber onlyCan't make it to the gym? These guys bring the gym straight to their customers. Continue reading...

Chicken chain sets up overseas

Britain, Ireland next sites on list

Subscriber onlyFayetteville-based restaurant chain Slim Chickens will soon be opening locations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Continue reading...

Central Arkansas plant to add ammo offering

Sig Sauer taking shot at compact gun market

Subscriber onlyFirearms company Sig Sauer will soon be making new ammunition at its Jacksonville plant for the growing micro-compact pistol market. The ammo should be available soon in retail outlets, company officials said recently. Continue reading...

Guns show goes on in Las Vegas; Arkansas’ firearms industry represented at annual event

Subscriber onlyMembers of the firearms industry, including some from Arkansas, gathered this week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest trade show, a few months after a gunman, firing from atop a high-rise hotel in the city, killed 58 people attending a concert and injured hundreds more. Continue reading...

Casino places bets craft beer will be winner

Oklahoma tribe’s brewery seen as unique opportunity

Subscriber onlyDownstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla., a hop, skip and a jump from Northwest Arkansas, is brewing its own craft beer, its latest move to lure customers with choice food and drink offerings as well as gambling. Continue reading...

Travel agency helps plan dream vacations

Its focus is high-tech, high-touch

Subscriber onlyIn the vacation business, January is a booking bonanza and Blue Sun Vacations is ready to capitalize on it. Continue reading...

Labor force ebb lifts state jobless rate

Subscriber onlyArkansas' unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.7 percent in November, in part because of a shrinking workforce, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services reported Friday. Continue reading...

U.K. maker of parts buys Micro Plastics operation in Flippin

Subscriber onlyArkansas plastic-maker Micro Plastics Inc. has been acquired by a component-maker based in the United Kingdom. Continue reading...

Expiring lease puts Keytronic in a bind

Plant wants to remain in Arkansas; options few

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Electronic-component maker Keytronic EMS is in a bit of a jam. Continue reading...

County buoys state income rankings

Subscriber onlyArkansas' ranking in per capita personal income has been from 41st to 43rd over the past five years, up significantly from 48th or 49th where it has languished for decades, primarily driven by Benton County, according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Continue reading...

Bentonville gets first Rally's restaurant

Fast-food restaurant goes in at Wal-Mart Superstore, near retailer’s HQ

Subscriber onlyThe Bentonville Wal-Mart Supercenter, a stone's throw from the mega-retailer's home office, is now the home of the area's first Rally's restaurant. Continue reading...

At what cost glory? Work performance, UA-tied study hints

Subscriber onlyAwards like “Employee of the Month” likely won’t motivate workers as much as employers would want and in some cases do the opposite, according to a recent study. Continue reading...

Timber firm to acquire Arkansas-based Deltic; merged company will use El Dorado site as Southern hub

Subscriber onlyEl Dorado-based Deltic Timber Corp. is being purchased by Potlatch Corp. in an all-stock deal that will establish a combined company controlling about 2 million acres of timber in the southern U.S., Idaho and Minnesota, the companies announced Monday. Continue reading...

NW Arkansas apartments going up; vacancies to rise

Subscriber onlySome cities in Northwest Arkansas are steadily seeing apartment complexes spring up across the landscape, and the growth doesn't show signs of letting up. Continue reading...

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