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A Look at Two Sides of the 'Net Neutrality' Debate

A Look at Two Sides of the 'Net Neutrality' Debate

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.
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Arkansas Had Soda Tax Long Before Berkeley Caught the Wave

Berkeley, California, the birthplace of liberal nanny-state policies like smoke-free restaurants and curb cuts for wheelchair access, got a lot of ink last week for passing the nation's first “soda tax.”
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Coulson Oil Launches Diamond State Equipment

Coulson Oil of North Little Rock launches Diamond State Equipment to function as a distributor of fuel dispensers, tanks and other industry equipment and services used by the retail outlets it serves.
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Attorney General Warns Residents to Use Caution Shopping Online

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning residents to use caution when they go online to shop for gifts this holiday season. read more >

Dillard's Investor Advises Company to Pursue REIT Spinoff

One of the Little Rock-based Dillard's Inc. investors is advising the company to split into a real-estate investment trust and an operating company. read more >

America's Car-Mart 2Q Earnings Rise Amid Higher Sales

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reports second-quarter earnings of $7.5 million, a 29.5 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago. read more >

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Coming to McCain Mall

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is on its way to McCain Mall in North Little Rock. It's expected to open summer 2015. read more >

Lawyer: Tracy Morgan Still Recovering from Brain Injury

Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's unknown if the actor-comedian will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday. read more >

Arvest Consumer Survey: Arkansans' Opinion of Economy Improving

Arkansas consumer sentiment is up slightly in Arvest Bank's most recent survey, but it's still lower than surrounding states and considerably lower than the national outlook on the economy. read more >

Harps Planning Grocery Store in Sherwood

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale will be setting up shop in Sherwood, near the northwest corner of Highway 107 and Oakdale Road. read more >

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent. read more >

Cameron Smith & Associates' Mission To Put More Women in Public Company Boardrooms

Diversity on corporate boards has been an issue for years. Most companies recognize that having directors from varied backgrounds isn't simply a theoretical matter of equity; it's a matter of performance. Cameron Smith wants to use the contacts built up over 20 years of helping to put women on corporate boards. And women — particularly in Arkansas — could use his help. read more >

Tire Center Transaction Tops $1.5M in NLR (Real Deals)

A 43,444-SF tire center in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.52 million. read more >

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