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Presidential Hotel Hosts $8.5M Sale (Real Deals)

Presidential Hotel Hosts $8.5M Sale (Real Deals)
The Holiday Inn-Presidential at 600 Interstate 30 in downtown Little Rock.

LR HI Associates LLC, an affiliate of Centura Capital of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, bought the Holiday Inn-Presidential at 600 Interstate 30. The seller is HI Presidential LLC, led by Larry Carpenter.
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Business Travel Fuels Uber Growth in Arkansas

Business travelers needing a ride in Arkansas are increasingly using their thumbs — not to hitchhike, but to tap the Uber app on their smartphones.
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Grant to Support Projects at Japanese Relocation Camps

The grants announced Friday include $153,699 to the Central Arkansas Library System for a project called "Exhibitions and Educational Outreach on the Confinement Camps at Rohwer and Jerome, Arkansas."
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Little Rock Startup Launches RaftUp App

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Jonesboro Panel to Review Convention Center Plans

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Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare. read more >

US Marshals Museum Announces CDI Contractors as Consultant

The U.S. Marshals Museum today announced it has named CDI Contractors of Little Rock as the construction consultant for its 50,000-SF facility and is working to complete the building's schematic architectural design. read more >

Arkansas Consumer Sentiment Continues to Climb

The current consumer sentiment index for Arkansas is 84.9, up from 77.8 in September, according to the spring 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey, released Tuesday. read more >

Uber Job Helped Veteran Jason Shelby Heal

Jason Shelby, who has moved from Fayetteville to Bentonville, now has his master's degree and has fielded offers to become an athletic trainer, but with earnings of up to $1,200 in a good week, he says he's sticking with Uber. read more >

Suckers 'R' Us (Editorial)

Here we go again. Yet another out-of-state company wants to get itself written, by name, into our state constitution as a protected casino monopoly. And people you'd expect to have more respect for their home state — lawyers, political consultants, economic developers — have signed on to help. read more >

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Wording of Casino Ballot Measure

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure aimed at allowing three casinos to operate in Arkansas. read more >

Hot Springs Film Festival Receives $5K for Diversity Sidebar

The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences has awarded $5,000 of special support to the 2016 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival through the Academy's FilmWatch program. read more >

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced appointments to state boards and commissions. read more >

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