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Storm Heads Northeast After Flooding Arkansas, Oklahoma

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 6/19/2015 07:41 am

A stormy weather system that once was Tropical Storm Bill prompted flood warnings across the Ozarks and mid-Mississippi Valley early Friday, even before rains began to fall there in earnest.

Deltic Timber Expands Board of Directors

by Alexis Hosticka 6/18/2015 04:13 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. will expand its board of directors and elected Bert H. Jones and Leonore M. Sullivan to fill the additional positions.

Phil Baldwin Tells Independence County to 'Dream Big'

by Alexis Hosticka 6/18/2015 03:12 pm

Through citizen involvement and a potluck of ideas, Independence County is aiming to leverage its strengths to improve its prospects in five key areas, including economic development. In doing so, Citizens Bank CEO Phil Baldwin is urging the county to aim high.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Biologists View Mud as Solution to Conservation Woes

by Associated Press 6/15/2015 08:50 am

Farmers have struggled in recent weeks against the elements, trying to find time to plant and treat crops amid standing water and mud.

Recent Rains Put Damper on Arkansas Wheat Harvest

by Associated Press 6/15/2015 08:48 am

Rains across Arkansas have put a damper on the 2015 wheat harvest in the state.

Mack's Prairie Wings Not Ducking Calls With New Jobs in Stuttgart

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Outdoor outfitter Mack's Prairie Wings of Stuttgart is adding up to 40 jobs as it brings its call center in-house.

Attorney Fees in Turner Grain Case Adding Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

As Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. winds its way through Chapter 7 liquidation, attorneys have filed paperwork seeking fees of more than $200,000.

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

New Heifer Position An Effort to Respond to Donors, Provide Accountability

by Jan Cottingham 6/15/2015 12:00 am

A year after Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari told Arkansas Business about the nonprofit's increased emphasis on measuring its impact, Heifer has created and filled a position to do exactly that.

Census Says Nonemployer Businesses See Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The number of businesses without paid employees — known as nonemployer businesses — in the U.S. rose by 269,705 in 2013, to 23 million, a 1.2 percent increase, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

Children's Hospital Names Tamara Perry Director of Telemedicine (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Tamara Perry has been promoted to medical director of telemedicine at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Perry, who specializes in allergies and asthma, has been with the hospital since 2004. Shawn Harwell was also promoted by ACH to administrative director of telemedicine after five years of managing the hospital's media services.

Blue Bell: Listeria Source Likely ID'D at Oklahoma Plant

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 12:15 pm

Blue Bell Creameries believes the listeria found at its Oklahoma facility is likely linked to a non-sanitary room, though the company has not been able to pinpoint a single source for the contamination at its Texas plant, according to a report released Wednesday.

House Votes to Repeal Country-Of-Origin Labeling on Meat

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 12:14 pm

Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry.

US Supreme Court to Review Tyson Foods Appeal Over Class-Action Lawsuit

by Associated Press 6/8/2015 01:20 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will review a $5.8 million class-action judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. over the pay for more than 3,000 workers at its Storm Lake, Iowa, pork plant.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

Independence County Receives $1.25M Economic Grant

by Lance Turner 6/6/2015 03:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has announced a $1.25 million grant to Independence County to be used for infrastructure improvements near a poultry feed mill.

7 Arkansas Companies on Fortune 500 List

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 10:12 am

Seven firms based in Arkansas find themselves on the lastest list of Fortune 500 companies. Wal-Mart of Bentonville once again tops the list.

Riceland, Producers Rice Join to Take Stake in Sage V Foods in Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 6/4/2015 03:18 pm

Sage V Foods sold its interest in an instant rice production facility in Little Rock to Best Rice LLC, jointly owned by Riceland Foods and Producers Rice Mill.

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