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Tyson Foods to Close 2 Plants, Cut 880 Jobs

Tyson Foods to Close 2 Plants, Cut 880 Jobs

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is closing two of its prepared food plants in Chicago and Wisconsin and laying off 880 workers, it announced late Thursday afternoon. The plants are a pepperoni plant in Jefferson, Wisconsin, where 400 workers are being let go, and a plant in Chicago that makes prepared foods for the hospitality industry, where 480 are affected.
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Five New Businesses Coming to Argenta Arts District

Newmark Grubb Arkansas announced Thursday the sale and lease of several properties in downtown North Little Rock's Argenta area, resulting in five new businesses opening along Main Street.
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Chocolate Maker Nathaniel Izard Opens Hillcrest Shop

Nathaniel Izard, who's been selling his chocolate at the Hillcrest Farmers Market since last year, has opened up a storefront at 623 Beechwood St. in Hillcrest across from Kroger. There he sells truffles and caramels in addition to his 2.8-ounce bars.
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The Red Cup of Controversy (Editorial)

Is Starbucks, ubiquitous purveyor of burnt-tasting coffee and overpriced, microwaved foodstuffs, victim or beneficiary of the fake outrage over its red cup? Or could it actually be the mastermind?
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