Searcy Upgrades Infrastructure for Chance at New 'Power Center' for Shopping

Searcy Upgrades Infrastructure for Chance at New 'Power Center' for Shopping

Public, private and public-private developments representing tens of millions of dollars in construction are in motion in Searcy. Three projects highlighting each category alone tally more than $42 million.
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US Chamber, French Hill: Less Regulation Will Boost Economic Growth

US Chamber, French Hill: Less Regulation Will Boost Economic Growth

French Hill and a U.S. Chamber representative say the economy is growing too slowly because regulations designed for international financial institutions have been imposed on community institutions.
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Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

Amazon says Arkansas prosecutors looking to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.
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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.