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Arkansans contrive faster ammo-maker

Subscriber only Avid sportsman and gun dealer Jason Pruett of Blytheville started a small ammunition-making business a few years ago, producing complete cartridges with a single pull on the arm of his Dillon press. Then his arm got tired -- really tired. Continue reading...

Dogs at offices in Arkansas? It's heads or tails

Some people love them, some hate them, some just sneeze

Subscriber onlyMr. Frunkles, a young Welsh corgi, waits by the front door to greet all visitors, regardless of species. Maddie Cate, a shy schnauzer, sits in a sheltered spot, keeping a close eye on her human who works at the reception desk. Alli, a black Labrador retriever, barges through a door left slightly ajar, making sure a meeting in progress doesn't need her input. Continue reading...

Rogers family's business brewing

Expansion a goal at 7 Brew Coffee

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- When customers roll up to 7 Brew Coffee they're to be greeted with a smile, polite banter and quick, courteous service. Continue reading...

City in Arkansas building 'instant downtown'

80-acre tract in Johnson is mixed-use development

Subscriber onlyJOHNSON -- Many of the larger cities along Interstate 49 in Northwest Arkansas are seeing renewed interest in development, both residential and commercial, centered on their growing and evolving downtown districts. Continue reading...

Fayetteville startup's chief says operation small, but thinking big

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Casey Kinsey, president of Lofty Labs, never considered he'd be building a software development and data analytics company when he struck out on his own and began working as a freelance software consultant in 2014. Continue reading...

Car-Mart's 4Q earnings top forecasts

Subscriber onlyBentonville-based America's Car-Mart reported fourth-quarter earnings late Monday that beat analysts' estimates, and Wall Street reacted favorably to the report, pushing the buy here, pay here used-car company's shares up more than 12 percent in morning trading. Continue reading...

SurfTech awarded $1.2M federal grant

Subscriber onlyFayetteville-based technology startup SurfTech LLC has been awarded $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop its friction-reducing coating. Continue reading...

Tyson profit falls 21% in 2Q

On track for year, CEO says; plant fires, late Easter noted

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods on Monday reported a 21 percent drop in second-quarter profit, noting two plant fires hurt its chicken segment for the period and confirming it had received a request for information from the Florida attorney general in a price-fixing investigation. Continue reading...

Husqvarna building warehouse in state

Subscriber onlyOutdoor power toolmaker Husqvarna is building a new Arkansas warehouse operation in Nashville where it will eventually consolidate its distribution operations currently in De Queen and Shreveport. Continue reading...

Tacos 4 Life expands philanthropic goal

Subscriber onlyA Conway-based restaurant chain is working to make a profit while it tries to feed the world's hungry -- one taco at a time. Continue reading...

Furniture firm asks to hold a final sale

Subscriber onlyFurniture retailer I.O. Metro, which does business as Erdos at Home, has filed for bankruptcy protection and is asking a judge to allow the company to hold a going-out-of-business sale. Continue reading...

Tyson buying AdvancePierre for $4.2B

Cincinnati company specializes in prepared sandwiches, snack foods, entrees

Subscriber onlyFood giant Tyson Foods is acquiring AdvancePierre Foods, a supplier of meat, sandwiches and snacks, in a deal valued at $4.2 billion, the companies said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Tribal casinos are on a roll, outpacing national industry

Subscriber onlyOklahoma casinos owned and operated by American Indian tribes saw gambling revenue rise in 2015 and their associated hotels and restaurants made strong gains in nongambling revenue. Continue reading...

Ozark Beer raising the bar in Rogers

Location has more space for brewing, 2 taprooms

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Beer lovers stepping into Ozark Beer Company's new taproom and brewery in downtown Rogers are greeted with bright yellow tables and benches, a bar featuring custom signs that tout the company's signature suds, and the crisp smell of fresh paint. Continue reading...

Gunmaker's sights on new niche

Firm designs pistol aimed at concealed-carry market

Subscriber onlyThe smell of metalworking oil is in the air, and the room buzzes and hums as machines turn billets of metal into custom parts for Wilson Combat's latest pistol. Continue reading...