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Tyson ready to open tech center at former Springdale HQ site

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods' new tech building has Baggo boards and pingpong tables to attract younger workers, but company officials said Tuesday that they value the collaborative workspace as a catalyst for transforming downtown Springdale into a tech hub for Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Tyson reports quarter increase

Firm sees sales in all segments

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods, Inc., on Monday reported increased sales across all business segments compared with fourth-quarter results a year ago, largely because of low grain costs and strengthened beef and pork demand, company officials said. Continue reading...

Goat farmers turn to retail for down time

Creamery part-time in winter

Subscriber onlyLike most farmers this time of year, the McCormicks are winding down; their goats won't give milk during the cold months and fewer outdoor markets are open. Continue reading...

Little Rock's oldest skyscraper sells; new owner of Main Street building plans apartments

Subscriber onlyThe Donaghey Building, Little Rock's oldest skyscraper, sold last week for $5.7 million, and the owner has plans to convert it into apartments. Continue reading...

Tyson's chief financial officer resigning

Subscriber onlyStewart Glendinning, formerly of Molson Coors Brewing Co., will replace Dennis Leatherby as Tyson Foods' chief financial officer effective Feb. 10, the company said Wednesday. Continue reading...

2 Arkansas chefs go to Russia, represent U.S. at exhibition

Subscriber onlyTwo Northwest Arkansas-based chefs are representing the United States at a Russian food exhibition today, where top chefs from around the world will share and sharpen their gastronomic chops and bring their new knowledge back to their home countries. Continue reading...

Top Republican in Arkansas Senate sues after rehab program compared on TV to slavery

Subscriber onlyThe top Republican in the Arkansas Senate filed a defamation lawsuit late Wednesday in Benton County court on behalf of his company after allegations that Hendren Plastics Inc. used participants in a rehabilitation program as unpaid workers. Continue reading...

Suit in Oklahoma targets rehab program

Subscriber onlyThe American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma on Wednesday filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven people who said they never received proper treatment for their addictions and weren't paid for the work they did while enrolled in a rehabilitation program for drug addicts. Continue reading...

Arkansas senator's firm sheds rehab program

Subscriber onlyThe top Republican in the Arkansas Senate said Tuesday that his company ended an agreement with a drug rehabilitation program after former clients accused the nonprofit of keeping their wages and mistreating them. Continue reading...

Backyard chickens fuel salmonella rise

Study links 1,100 U.S. cases so far this year

Subscriber onlySalmonella infections linked to handling live poultry have risen to record levels this year, and oddly, they didn't come from poultry plants, slaughterhouses or commercial barns. Continue reading...

3rd suit alleges rehabs kept pay

Programs work, 1 defendant says

Subscriber onlyA lawsuit filed in Benton County court this week alleges that two Arkansans worked at Northwest Arkansas chicken plants and other manufacturing sites without pay in lieu of criminal prosecution. Continue reading...

Tour showcases farmers' work

Event highlights Northwest Arkansas dairy, beef, poultry

Subscriber onlyAround 9 a.m. Tuesday, a dozen people filed into the milking room guided by Susan Anglin, one of the few remaining dairy farmers in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Tech firm's database helps cut food waste

Subscriber onlyAgTools, a California-based software company, is making ripples in the agriculture and tech industries by helping farmers prevent losses. Continue reading...

2 more say rehab center kept wages

Subscriber onlyTwo more Oklahoma men sued Siloam Springs-based Simmons Foods and a Christian rehabilitation center on Friday claiming they were used as free labor at chicken processing plants. Continue reading...

Rehab clients claim wage violations

Subscriber onlyThree Oklahoma men filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming that they worked in Simmons Foods chicken plants for limited or no pay as part of a Christian alcohol and rehabilitation program. Continue reading...

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