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

Whataburger hopes to break ground for its Fayetteville restaurant this month.
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Supreme Court: Voters Will Consider Arkansas Liquor Issue

Arkansas' highest court says voters will be able to consider whether alcohol sales should be legal statewide.
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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 >

Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

Arkansas Business reviewed the Administrator's Compensation Survey reports filed with the state Department of Higher Education for the 2010 and 2014 fiscal years. In the four-year period, the number of six-figure employees included in the report increased from 460 to 703. 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 >

Success of Slim Chickens Restaurant Chain Eggs On Investors for $2.5M More

Slim Chickens Development Co. LLC, the Fayetteville company behind the popular restaurant chain, last month filed a Form D with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission indicating it plans to raise $2.5 million. 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 >

EEOC Filing Fewer Discrimination Cases In Arkansas

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed only two lawsuits in the state this calendar year, continuing a recent trend line. In 2011, the EEOC filed six lawsuits in Arkansas' federal courts and three the following year. Last year, the EEOC filed only two lawsuits against companies operating in the state. 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 >

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 >

At Arkansas Supreme Court, Arguments For, Against Including Alcohol Measure

A lawyer challenging a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize alcohol sales statewide tells Arkansas' highest court that the secretary of state should have opened his office on Independence Day to process petitions and avoid missing a deadline. read more >

The Pantry Crest Opens Thursday

The Pantry Crest, the second restaurant from Tomas Böhm, is set to open at 4 p.m. Thursday at 722 N. Palm St. in a 1906 home that has housed a slew of other restaurants including the Laughing Moon Café and the House. read more >

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