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Fort Smith No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index for September, 3Q

Fort Smith No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index for September, 3Q

Fort Smith returned to the top of the Arkansas Tech University Business Index in September, and also led the way in the third-quarter rankings.
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5 Tasks to Do Now to Reduce Your Tax Bill (Richard Bell Expert Advice)

With the holidays in full swing, most of us aren't thinking about taxes. But before you know it, the Christmas gifts will turn to credit card bills and taking steps to reduce your tax liability now could make a jolly new year come tax time. So while you're making your holiday list, consider adding these five things to make next April a little more enjoyable too.
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Downtown Partnership Leader Sharon Priest to Retire

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership said Monday that its executive director, Sharon Priest, will retire at the end of January.
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Proland Title Purchases Cabot Title Co.

Proland Title Company of Little Rock has purchased Cabot Title Co. and Lonoke County Title Search, an online title search platform, the company announced Friday.
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UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016. read more >

Notable Deaths in 2014

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014. read more >

Best Quotes of 2014

They said it: The best quotes of the year. read more >

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on in 2014. read more >

The Best & Worst of 2014

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014. read more >

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014. read more >

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November. read more >

Wingstop Opens Restaurant in Jonesboro

Restauranteurs Mike and Henry Patel have opened a Wingstop franchise in Jonesboro. read more >

Venture Center, Tech Park Offices to Move Into Block 2 Building

Leaders of the Arkansas Venture Center and the Little Rock Technology Park will set up offices in the former ARK Challenge space on the ground floor of the Block 2 building in the 100 block of East Markham in downtown Little Rock. read more >

Early-Stage Startups Shine at AVC's Pre-Flight Pitch Day

The Arkansas Venture Center introduced its first class of Pre-Flight graduates Tuesday night with promising, early-stage startups pitching ideas developed over the course of a 14-week, pre-accelerator program. Pre-Flight is a program created by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center in 2011 and licensed this year by the AVC in Little Rock. read more >

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