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Little Rock Mayor Says City Will Vie for Amazon HQ
Amazon is looking for a place to put a $5 billion complex that would employ up to 50,000 people.

Little Rock Mayor Says City Will Vie for Amazon HQ

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola said the city will submit a bid to be home to Amazon's second North American headquarters.
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Acxiom Promotes 2 to Lead LiveRamp

Acxiom Corp. of Conway announces the promotions of James Arra and Anneka Gupta as co-presidents of its digital marketing service, LiveRamp, which it acquired three years ago.
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UA Professor Receives $3.2M In Grants for Energy Projects

A University of Arkansas professor has received $3.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for projects that will accelerate the development of a new class of efficient, lightweight and reliable power converters.
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Solar Power Generating More Electric Power Jobs

Solar power now employs the largest share of workers in the electric power generation sector in the United States, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

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Chatbots Being Tested For New State Website

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Public Shaming Likely But GOP Wary of New Laws After Equifax

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Windstream Cuts 21 Jobs in Arkansas

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock cuts 21 positions in various workgroups in Arkansas, including 18 in Little Rock. read more >

Menguin of Fayetteville Sold for $25M

Online tuxedo rental company Menguin Inc. of Fayetteville has been acquired for $25 million by competitor Generation Tux of Louisville, Kentucky. read more >

Kenneth James to Retire from AAIMS

Kenneth James, president for the Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science, will retire from the organization on Dec. 31, the AAIMS announced Thursday. read more >

PinPoint Pegs Florida for Expansion

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Arkansas DHS Reveals Breach of Client Personal Information

The Arkansas Department of Human Services says personal and health information of more than 26,000 Medicaid recipients has been breached. read more >

Northwest Arkansas on Bucket's List

Francis Hwang, co-founder and president of the startup Bucket, moved to Fayetteville in mid-August in preparation for the company's launch in spring 2018. read more >

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