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Little Rock-based Dillard's reduces 2Q loss to $2.9M

Subscriber onlyDillard's Inc. of Little Rock reported a loss of $2.9 million for its second quarter, far better than the $17.1 million loss reported for the same quarter a year ago. Continue reading...

Maker of rocket motors to spend $50M expanding plant in state; 140 new jobs planned

Subscriber onlyAerojet Rocketdyne, a defense contractor with a presence in Arkansas for 40 years, on Wednesday announced a $50 million expansion of its plant in East Camden, with plans to hire another 140 workers over the next three years. Continue reading...

U.S. eases up on newsprint tariffs

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday partly backed off on tariffs it placed on Canadian newsprint in January and March. Continue reading...

Murphy USA sees 2Q drop in income

Subscriber onlyMurphy USA on Wednesday reported net income of $51.8 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018, compared with $55.5 million, or $1.51 per share, a year ago. Continue reading...

Plant Board OKs hire of ex-official to direct state agriculture panel

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson and the state Plant Board on Friday agreed on the hiring of former state Agriculture Secretary V.O. "Butch" Calhoun as its new director, replacing Terry Walker, who retired this week. Continue reading...

EPA visits fields in Arkansas hurt by dicamba

Subscriber onlyDespite being banned for in-crop use this summer in Arkansas, dicamba is a suspect in damage to thousands of acres of soybeans and to vegetables, backyard gardens and trees. Continue reading...

UALR's cost for football a budget hit

Subscriber onlyStarting a football program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock would require a significant investment of money beyond just an increase in the budget for athletics, according to a consultant's report released Tuesday. Continue reading...

Director of state Plant Board is retiring

‘It’s time to go,’ Walker declares

Subscriber onlyTerry Walker, director of the state Plant Board since 2016, announced his retirement Tuesday, effective immediately. Continue reading...

Study: Adding football at UALR would double the athletic department budget

Starting a football program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock would require a significant infusion of money well beyond an increase in its budget for athletics, according to a consultant's report released Tuesday. Continue reading...

Arkansas governor proposes ag-panel changes

Subscriber only Gov. Asa Hutchinson rolled out his reorganization plan for the state's Agriculture Department on Monday. Continue reading...

Weekly Arkansas newspaper ceases publishing after 129 years

Subscriber onlyThe Modern News of Harrisburg, one of the oldest weekly newspapers in the state, has closed but is still for sale, its editor said Thursday. Continue reading...

Turner Grain sides file plan to settle

Subscriber onlyTwo sides embroiled in the bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. on Monday filed a proposed settlement of $2.1 million in a lawsuit involving nearly $6 million. Continue reading...

Caterpillar to add 250 North Little Rock workers, invest $40M in plant

Subscriber onlyCaterpillar Inc. said Thursday that it will expand its North Little Rock operations with the hiring of another 250 workers and an investment of another $40 million by 2020. Continue reading...

Arkansas steel mill plans $1.2B expansion, 500 new workers

Subscriber onlyBig River Steel said Friday that it will expand its operations near Osceola with a $1.2 billion investment that will double its hot-rolled steel production and result in the hiring of some 500 new employees. Continue reading...

Arkansas' Big River Steel to invest $1.2B in expansion, add 500 workers near Osceola

Subscriber onlyBig River Steel said Friday it will spend $1.2 billion to expand its scrap recycling and steel production facility near Osceola and hire another 500 workers. Continue reading...

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