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Rock Town Distillery Reports Jump In 2016 Sales

Rock Town Distillery Reports Jump In 2016 Sales

Phil Brandon has come far since 2010, the year he opened the state's first legal distillery since Prohibition. Rock Town Distillery's sales in the first four months of 2016 are up 67 percent compared with 2015.
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Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration's new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities.
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Report: US Poultry Workers Forced to Wear Diapers on Job

A report from international advocacy group Oxfam says poultry workers in the United States labor in a "climate of fear," with some forced to wear diapers on the job.
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SIG Sauer Finalizes Plans to Move to Jacksonville

SIG Sauer Inc. plans to move its Elite Performance Ammunition manufacturing operation to Jacksonville.
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