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Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

There's nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite.
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Community First Bancshares Price Tag Rises to $77M In Equity Deal

The potential value of the Community First Bancshares Inc. sale has climbed to more than $77 million since the deal was announced two months ago.
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Wal-Mart Awards $3.7M in Bonuses to Arkansas Associates

Wal-Mart announced on Wednesday that it had recently awarded $3.7 million in second-quarter cash bonuses to 21,400 hourly associates in Arkansas.
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Bank of the Ozarks Contributes to Statewide Deposit Growth

Arkansas bank deposits topped $60 billion as of June 30, and Bank of the Ozarks alone accounted for more than $2 billion of $4.28 billion in new deposits. read more >

Tyson Fresh Meats Takes On $27M Plant Expansion in Iowa

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is investing $27 million to expand production capacity at its case-ready beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa. read more >

Sources: Wal-Mart In Talks to Buy Stake in India's Flipkart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in talks to buy a minority stake in India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, two sources familiar with the matter said. read more >

Reports of Plastic Prompt Recall of Tyson Chicken Nuggets

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets. read more >

Arkansas Trucking Association Looks to College For Help

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to do something novel to address the high turnover rate for trucking executives by naming four college students to the association's 40 Under 40 Council. read more >

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments. read more >

Wal-Mart to Face Class Action Over Alleged Bribery in Mexico

A U.S. judge is granting class action status to Wal-Mart investors suing the world's largest retailer over allegations that it covered up a bribery scheme in Mexico. The allegations included that Wal-Mart's Mexican unit paid millions of dollars in bribes to speed building permits and gain other favors. read more >

Fed Keeps Key Rate Unchanged But Hints of Coming Hike

The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it will likely raise rates before year's end. read more >

FedEx Opens Little Rock Ground Facility, Employs 175

FedEx Corp. of Memphis marks the grand opening of its new 303,000-SF Ground facility in southwest Little Rock, where the company employs 175 people. read more >

Wal-Mart Completes $3B-Plus Purchase of

Wal-Mart completes its deal to buy fast-growing for $3 billion in cash plus $300 million in stock, an acquisition aimed at helping the world's largest retailer attract younger and more affluent customers to drive online sales. read more >

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