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Update: The Rep, Citing Money Shortfall, Will Suspend Operations

Update: The Rep, Citing Money Shortfall, Will Suspend Operations

Arkansas Repertory Theatre's board of directors said Tuesday that it will suspend operations effective immediately and not complete the final production of its current season.
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Arkansas Derby, Rebel Stakes Days Boosts Amount Wagered at Oaklawn

Record-setting Arkansas Derby and Rebel Stakes days contributed to an 11 percent increase in how much money was wagered during Oaklawn's 2018 live season.
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Hotel Pines Could Soon Be Site of New Dining Spot This article is available only in print.

If permit applications are to be believed, plans are in the works for a microbrewery and restaurant in the 200 block of Barraque St. in Pine Bluff and for a restaurant in the old Hotel Pines at 426 S. Main.
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Business Machines Systems Buys Staley Inc.

Business Machines Systems Inc. said this week that it had purchased Staley Inc. of Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas Condo Developers Find Feet in Niche Market This article is available only in print.

Jimmy Moses believes condos will always be “a little bit different product,” but are now an important anchor in a vibrant downtown offering more dining, shopping and entertainment options. read more >

Put Asia on Your Business Radar (Yang Luo-Branch Commentary)

From the ubiquitous “Made in China” and “Made in Vietnam” commodities to agricultural imports and exports to rising industries like artificial intelligence, high-tech manufacturing and e-commerce, businesses in Asia and the United States are intertwined. read more >

Jane Hollansworth: New Kind of Resident Joins Retirees in Hot Springs Village

Jane Hollansworth bought the Re/Max franchise in Hot Springs Village with her son, Jeff, in 2006, selling the business to Clara Nicolosi in 2015. read more >

Arkansas' March Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

The unemployment rate in March in Arkansas remained unchanged from the previous month, holding at 3.8 percent, according to a report by the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Rejected 4 Times, Group Asks State Supreme Court to OK Casino Ballot Title

A group seeking a public vote on expanded gambling in Arkansas is asking the state Supreme Court to force Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to approve and certify the ballot title. read more >

In Jonesboro, Leaders Says Airbnb Tax Could Yield Modest Revenue

An online rental occupancy tax proposal in Jonesboro aims to provide modest but useful revenue for the city's Advertising and Promotions Commission. read more >

Unpaid Bills Cloud Jonesboro Hyatt Project

The owner of the Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project is accused of defaulting on a $1.5 million settlement agreement with contractors, sparking a new round of legal action against the developer. read more >

Ownership Change Launches Midtown Commercial Projects

Dallas developers have provided a peek at their redevelopment plans for one of Little Rock's most prominent commercial corners. read more >

$2M Rusty Tractor Vineyards In the Works For Southwest Little Rock

Real estate developer Doug Meyer and his wife, Sheree, are investing close to $2 million in Rusty Tractor Vineyards, an 80-acre property off David O. Dodd Road in southwest Little Rock that's envisioned as a winery and an event venue. read more >

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