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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.
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Baptist Health Struck With Buyer's Remorse Over WLR School Deal

The 121,211-SF facility was repurchased for $8.5 million last month from BCP-Colonel Glenn LLC, whose ownership includes Sam Alley, secretary-treasurer of the Baptist Health Foundation Board of Trustees.
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UA Confronts Old Infrastructure to Make Campus Wireless

During the past two years, UA has installed 1,000 wireless access points in residence halls and academic buildings; officials say that's the halfway point of getting the UA tuned in wirelessly to the Internet.
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16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year. read more >

Whataburger Chain To Break Ground on First of Five Possible Locations in NWA

Whataburger hopes to break ground for its Fayetteville restaurant this month. read more >

Georgia-Pacific to Invest $37M in Gurdon Lumber Plant

Georgia-Pacific of Atlanta, Georgia, has plans to invest $37 million in its lumber operations in Gurdon to expand the production capacity of the mill by about 60 percent. read more >

Northwest Arkansas Shows Gains in Housing Market

The residential market in northwest Arkansas saw increases across the board in the first half of 2014, according to Arvest Bank's Skyline Report released Thursday. read more >

Dave Bass To Open Upscale Restaurant at Pleasant Crossing Shopping Center in Rogers

Bass signed lease papers to open The Grove in a 3,543-SF space at the new shopping center Whisinvest Realty of Rogers is building near the Walmart Supercenter on Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Bass described the restaurant, which will have a separate bar area, as having an “eclectic American comfort food menu” prepared by a culinary school-trained chef. read more >

Development Paused at Interchange as Conway Mulls Annexation

Although the Conway Corridor project was first touted as a way to encourage more retail and office development, Conway city planners are exploring options that would allow them to limit development along the new corridor. read more >

The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel. read more >

Little Rock Walgreens Sells for $5.7 Million (Real Deals)

ARCP WG Little Rock AR LLC of Phoenix bought the 15,181-SF store at 1601 Main St. from Stamja-DT AR Properties LLC, led by Jason LaFrance. read more >

Jonesboro Building Bus Transfer Station

The city of Jonesboro is using a $1.1 million federal grant to build an approximately 2,000-SF bus transfer station. The project will house buses for the Jonesboro Economic Transit System, a lobby for customers and administrative offices, said Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin. read more >

Judge: Signatures OK in Arkansas Minimum Wage Case

A special judge appointed by the Arkansas Supreme Court says backers of a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage turned in enough valid signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot. read more >

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