Wal-Mart Takes Texas to Court to Crack Liquor-Sales Market
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Wal-Mart Takes Texas to Court to Crack Liquor-Sales Market

Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded. A federal appeals court is allowing a trade group representing liquor store operators to join a stalled federal lawsuit Wal-Mart filed against the Texas agency that hands out permits to sell booze by the bottle.
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Broadway Bridge Will Close Sept. 28

The Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department says the Broadway Bridge will close on Sept. 28 for at least six months as contractor Massman Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri, installs the new $98.4 million bridge.
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Latest Numbers Factor in Arkansas Medicaid Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Latest Numbers Factor in Arkansas Medicaid Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

The proposed insurance rate increases for Arkansas' exchange and the announcement that the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion's enrollment has topped more than 300,000 may complicate the debate next year over the future of the expanded coverage.
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Hendrix College Raises $2M to Make Goal for Mabee Grant

Hendrix College Raises $2M to Make Goal for Mabee Grant

Hendrix College of Conway says it has reached its goal to meet a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa.
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Arkansas Chambers of Commerce list ranked by numbers of members. Also includes market area, budgeted annual revenue, year founded, director, president or CEO, website, and contact info.

Rank Name Number of Member Accounts (not total number of individual representatives) Director
1 Little Rock Regional Chamber 2,278 Chesshir, James W. "Jay"
2 Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce 2,102 Burns, Raymond M.
3 North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce 1,301 Owens, John
4 Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce 1,287 Young, Mark
5 Conway Area Chamber of Commerce 1,250 Lacy, Brad

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Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state's base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones.