Northwest Arkansas

Arkansas Lawmaker Urges Ban on California Wine Over Egg Law

Arkansas Lawmaker Urges Ban on California Wine Over Egg Law
Republican Rep. Dan Douglas of Bentonville has proposed a bill that would ban California wine in Arkansas.

An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state's law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings.
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I.O. Metro Names John Erdos New CEO

I.O. Metro of Lowell named John Erdos CEO and announced that some of the company's operations would relocate to Dallas this summer.
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Developers See Surge In Northwest Arkansas Activity

Cody Crawford, the president of C.R. Crawford Construction of Fayetteville, has his hands full with work these days. He's not alone — the region is showing signs of shrugging off the hangover of the recession.
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Johnny Key Named Arkansas Education Commissioner

Former Arkansas state Sen. Johnny Key has been named commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education. read more >

Fayetteville Couple Create Endowed Engineering Scholarship

A Fayetteville couple is donating $100,000 to establish a scholarship in electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas. read more >

Kids of Man Killed in Crash That Hurt Tracy Morgan Get $10M

The children of comedian James McNair, who was killed in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that injured Tracy Morgan, are getting a $10 million settlement from Wal-Mart, court papers show. read more >

Archie Schaffer IV Plans Big Star Bar in Beaver Electric Building

Archie Schaffer IV last week moved one step closer to opening his Big Star bar in Fayetteville, the first solo venture for the northwest Arkansas restaurateur. Schaffer received conditional approval of his private club permit from Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control. read more >

Value of $1 Million-Plus Deals Jumps 70 Percent

The number of $1 million-plus commercial real estate deals in Pulaski County didn't increase significantly during 2014. But the same can't be said for the dollar total of the transactions, which ballooned by a whopping 70 percent compared with 2013. read more >

Beall Barclay Adds Two to Team (Movers & Shakers)

Josh Masters has been admitted as a member of Beall Barclay & Co. PLC, and Travis Teague has been admitted as a member of Beall Barclay Wealth Management LLC, both in Fort Smith. read more >

Allens' Successor Sager Creek Also Faced Financial Trouble

The company that bought Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs out of bankruptcy was just a week away from filing its own Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, according to the trustee for Allens. Sager Creek Vegetable Co. “had significant cash-flow problems,” Allens' Chapter 7 Trustee R. Ray Fulmer II of Fort Smith told Arkansas Business. read more >

Larry Crain To See Trial in Suit As One Ends

The civil dispute over a Little Rock radio station has come to an abrupt end with businessman Larry Crain buying out his disgruntled partner's interest. read more >

Recent Crystal Bridges Acquisitions Believed to Total $64 Million

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Friday announced a number of new acquisitions, bringing to $64.4 million the estimated value of recently announced art purchases. read more >

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Redman & Associates' Lawsuit Against Sales Chief

A federal judge denied a Chinese toy manufacturer's partial motion to dismiss four counts in a $40 million lawsuit filed against it by a Rogers company. read more >

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