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Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Bruno's Little Italy to Open Deli Downtown

by Jan Cottingham 6/19/2015 09:03 am

Gio Bruno, co-owner of Bruno's Little Italy, has announced plans to open a delicatessen at 308 Main St. in downtown Little Rock next door to the restaurant.

Best Association Management Gets Contract to Oversee ASAE

by Austin Duvall 6/18/2015 09:46 am

Best Association Management of Little Rock has been awarded the contract to manage the Arkansas Society of Association Executives.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Bikes, Brewing Part of Creekside Retail Center's Revamping in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The Creekside shopping center on Mall Avenue in Fayetteville will have a new look and new tenants in a few months.

Biff's Coffee Down to the Last Drop After Ronnoco Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock Craigslist ad offering “the last coffee ever roasted by Biff Grimes himself” caught our attention.

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

Update: Chef Shuttle Expanding to Rogers, Bentonville

by Alexis Hosticka 6/11/2015 01:32 pm

Chef Shuttle, a restaurant delivery service serving the central Arkansas and Memphis areas, will begin serving northwest Arkansas at dinnertime Wednesday.

Blue Bell: Listeria Source Likely ID'D at Oklahoma Plant

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 12:15 pm

Blue Bell Creameries believes the listeria found at its Oklahoma facility is likely linked to a non-sanitary room, though the company has not been able to pinpoint a single source for the contamination at its Texas plant, according to a report released Wednesday.

House Votes to Repeal Country-Of-Origin Labeling on Meat

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 12:14 pm

Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry.

US Retail Sales Jump in a Sign of More Confident Consumers

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 11:34 am

Americans stepped up their spending at retailers in May, especially for autos, clothes and building materials, in a sign that strong job growth has begun to boost store sales.

US Supreme Court to Review Tyson Foods Appeal Over Class-Action Lawsuit

by Associated Press 6/8/2015 01:20 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will review a $5.8 million class-action judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. over the pay for more than 3,000 workers at its Storm Lake, Iowa, pork plant.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

NLR Simply Home Motel Visited By $1.3 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 12:00 am

A 55-room motel in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.3 million. A Dollar General store in Little Rock rang up a $1.28 million transaction. And a 3,120-SF retail project in the Heights area of Little Rock changed hands in a $700,000 deal.

7 Arkansas Companies on Fortune 500 List

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 10:12 am

Seven firms based in Arkansas find themselves on the lastest list of Fortune 500 companies. Wal-Mart of Bentonville once again tops the list.

Former ABC Director Michael Langley Joins Barber Law Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Michael Langley has joined the Barber Law Firm as an attorney. He most recently served as director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division from 2007 to 2015.

Local Lime 2? Heights Taco & Tamale Prospering

by Jan Cottingham 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Heights Taco & Tamale appears to be setting records for Little Rock's Yellow Rocket Concepts restaurant group.

Golden Corral Leads in Last Look at List of Top Restaurant Sales

by Jan Cottingham 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Act 1102 goes into effect July 21, so the charts below are among the last glimpses for the general public of how restaurants in Arkansas are faring financially.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

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