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Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In
Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer, which the company said is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge — even with a full load — and will cost less than a diesel semi considering fuel savings, lower maintenance and other factors.

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.
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Higher Waters Open Gates to Higher Flood Insurance Premiums

For many Arkansans, the path to flood insurance goes through FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program– and participation in the NFIP is dropping.
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Money for Arkansas River Bridge Is Fort Smith's Missing Link

A key component of the massive I-49 project in western Arkansas is a 13.7-mile stretch near Fort Smith that includes a bridge over the Arkansas River.
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Education Construction Dots the State, Dominating Commercial Projects List

The tally of largest commercial projects in Arkansas reached $2 billion for the fourth consecutive year, powered in large part by education. read more >

Game Plan Unaltered in Conway's Shoppes at Central Landing Project

Conway Development Corp. is in talks with a new developer for the Shoppes at Central Landing in Conway and expects to close within weeks on its purchase of the site of the project from the city. read more >

Canopy Apartments Sale Tops $9.4 Million Mark (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

An affiliate of DavisRE of Dallas bought the 240-unit apartment project in west Little Rock. The seller is Out In The Woods LLLP, led by James Jackson and Haskell Dickinson II. read more >

Coca-Cola Plant Transaction Approaches $11 Million (Real Deals)

The largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the nation bought the 22.2-acre complex from Atlanta's Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., a subsidiary of the Coca-Cola Co. read more >

ATRI Weighs In on Infrastructure

There were few surprises among the recommendations in a recent report by the American Transportation Research Institute. read more >

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market. read more >

Rock Region Metro Hires Springsted Waters to Find New Director

The Rock Region Metro board hires Springsted Waters Executive Recruitment of Dallas to recruit its next executive director. read more >

Lockheed Martin Awarded $198M in C-130 Training Contracts

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland, recently received six contracts, with awards totaling $198.4 million, to improve training for C-130 airmen and operators around the world. read more >

Arkansas Timber Rides Wave Of Demand

This year's hurricanes are likely to boost Arkansas' timber industry, which was already experiencing a surge of new investment. read more >

How Chinese Textiles Filled Sanyo's Old Role as Forrest City Hero

Forrest City was seeking a suitor for a massive shuttered factory. Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China was looking for the right spot for its first U.S. facility, a vast yarn factory capable of consuming Arkansas' entire annual cotton crop. read more >

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