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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:44:48 -0600

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Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Tyson’s Goal? Offering Protein of All Kinds

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Tyson Foods of Springdale wants to be your protein source, even if that protein didn’t start out as an animal.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Arkansas Judge Dismisses Monsanto Lawsuit On Dicamba Ban

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:06:00 -0600

Arkansas' ban on the use of a weed killer blamed by farmers in several states for crop damage will remain in place after a state judge dismissed a legal challenge by a maker of the herbicide.

Tyson Announces Partnership With Silicon Valley, Chicago Incubators

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:58:00 -0600

Tyson Foods of Springdale announced Thursday its agreement to work with two business incubators, Plug and Play of Silicon Valley and 1871 of Chicago, that will directly connect it to the startup communities in those places.

Tyson Buys 3 Grain Elevators in Tennessee

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:29:00 -0600

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Wednesday that its subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to purchase three commercial grain elevators from the Grain Group of The Andersons Inc.

After Crop Damage, Farmers Get Training on Using Dicamba

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:41:00 -0600

Tens of thousands of soybean and cotton farmers across the country are taking free but mandatory training in how to properly use a weed killer blamed for drifting and damaging crops in neighboring fields.

Bankrupt Manila Farmer Lists Over $1M in Debts

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

A farmer in Mississippi County listed debts between $1 million and $10 million when he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection earlier this month.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.

Tyson Foods Reports $1.6B 1Q Profit, Will Give Bonuses to Workers

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:55:00 -0600

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reported record earnings per share of $4.40 in the first quarter, a period marked by record prepared foods results and a tax savings windfall brought on by the new federal tax law.

Fayetteville Wedding Venue Grooms Lawsuit Against Pet Kennel

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Officials of a wedding venue in west Fayetteville filed an appeal in Washington County Circuit Court to overturn a decision that would allow a dog and cat boarding facility to operate on an adjacent property.

Stone Bank Hires Vince Stone, Names Ray Dillon to Board (Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Vince Stone has been hired as senior agri loan officer for Stone Bank in White Hall. Ray Dillon has been named to the board of directors in Little Rock.

2 More Lawsuits Accuse Chicken Producers of Fixing Prices

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:28:00 -0600

Two major food distributors have filed their own federal lawsuits accusing Tyson Foods and other major chicken producers of fixing prices, but the industry denies any wrongdoing.

Tyson Foods Invests in Memphis Meats

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:33:00 -0600

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says that its venture capital arm, Tyson Ventures, has taken a minority stake in Memphis Meats, a startup that makes meat from animal cells.

Cooler Heads (Editorial)

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Where NAFTA can be improved, it should be improved, but scrapping the pact in its entirety would create real economic pain in Arkansas.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors’ money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Oaklawn's Louis Cella Finds Himself on Familiar Turf

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

The fourth-generation Cella running Oaklawn outlines his goals and recalls great moments with his dad, who died in December.

Some Northeast Arkansas Cities See Record Growth in 2017

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:45:00 -0600

Communities in northeast Arkansas saw record growth in 2017, including sales tax revenue and employment gains across the region.