Contentious Grocery Store Wine Bill Headed to House

Contentious Grocery Store Wine Bill Headed to House

A proposal in the Arkansas Legislature to allow grocery stores to sell more wines is expected to go before the full House on Friday, with opponents warning it would damage local liquor stores.
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NRA Backs Expanded Arkansas Campus Guns Proposal

The National Rifle Association backs an effort to expand an Arkansas campus guns bill to allow anyone with a concealed handgun license to carry a gun on a college campus.
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Deltic Timber Shares Spike as Filing Reports Buyout Interest

Deltic Timber Shares Spike as Filing Reports Buyout Interest

Shares of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado hit a new 52-week high Wednesday after a filing said the timber and real estate firm had been "approached by multiple parties interested in merging with or acquiring" the company.
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The List The Biggest Deals in 2016

Arkansas' biggest deals of the previous year ranked by price. The list includes buyer, seller, price, description and month announced.

Rank Buyer Seller Price
1 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Jet.com Inc. 3,300,000,000
2 Windstream Holdings Inc. EarthLink Holdings Corp. 1,008,350,000
3 Suncor Energy Murphy Oil Corp. 744,000,000
4 Simmons First National Corp. Southwest Bancorp Inc. 567,500,000
5 Enbridge Inc. Murphy Oil Corp. 538,000,000

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Hive Chef Matthew McClure Sees Opportunity in Having a Full Plate

Matthew McClure has been named a semifinalist for three consecutive years for the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South. This year's semifinalists are announced this month.