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One Year After Spill, Clinton School Panel Discusses Lessons From ExxonMobil's Pipe Break in Mayflower

A year after a major oil spill in a small Arkansas town, a congressman says that while communities believe they are ready for a disaster, there is always something else to do to prepare. read more >

ExxonMobil to Restart Pegasus Pipeline in Texas

The U.S. government says ExxonMobil can restart in Texas a segment of an oil pipeline that ruptured in Arkansas a year ago. read more >

Lisenne Rockefeller Funds Lecture Series for U.S. Marshals Museum

The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith gets a $100,000 grant from Lisenne Rockefeller, wife of the late Lt. Gov. Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, to fund a lecture series in his name. read more >

Former Stuart Home in Pleasant Valley Belongs to New Owners

A house forfeited to One Bank & Trust by Hunter Stuart now has new owners in Pleasant Valley. read more >

Reuters Goes Inside Serco, the Obamacare Hub in Rogers That Employs 1,600

You'd be forgiven for not having heard of Serco in Rogers. But the company, operating out of a nondescript three-story brick building, is a crucial part of making the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, work. read more >

New Kanis Plaza Owner Arrives in $1.5M Sale (Real Deals)

Roach Exchange Holdings LLC, led by Gary Roach, bought Kanis Plaza at 10809 Kanis Road. The deal is backed with a 20-year loan of $1.24 million from BancorpSouth Bank of Tupelo, Miss. read more >

Richard Torti Fights Layton Stuart Battle on Two Legal Fronts, County and Federal

Richard Torti is engaged on two legal fronts in Little Rock, county and federal to exercise his authority as a trustee and executor for the Stuart family and extricate money from federal authorities. read more >

‘Marketplace Fairness' Online Tax Waits for Congress

After years of court battles and failed bills, Congress is the only hope left for a measure intended to level the tax playing field between physical businesses and their online-only competitors. read more >

'Redemption' Theorist Fred Neal To Serve 1 Year for Unpaid Taxes

Fred Neal Jr. was sentenced last week to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to interfering with the Internal Revenue Service laws and filing false liens against the government. read more >

Stocks Fall After US Hiring Report Disappoints

Weak hiring and worries about a protracted government shutdown pushed the U.S. stock market lower Wednesday. read more >

Bill Ritter at AAEA Conference: Congress Misses on Advanced Energy

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter was the keynote speaker at Wednesday's Empowering Arkansas, the second annual policy conference of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association. read more >

'Redemption' Internet Conspiracy Theory Backfires for 81-Year-Old Fred Neal

Fred Neal Jr. thought he found a loophole in the law so that he and his wife wouldn't have to pay their $1.3 million tax bill. In June, he pleaded guilty in federal court to interfering with Internal Revenue Service laws and filing false claims. read more >

One Bank Juggled Bad Penny Stock Loan

A bad loan in Florida brought former chairman, president and CEO of One Bank & Trust Layton "Scooter" Stuart into deeper controversy when he built a million-dollar manor for his son, Hunter. read more >

Deal Reached for Nordex to Pay Back $2.5M in Incentives

Nordex USA has reached an agreement with the state of Arkansas and the city of Jonesboro to repay more than $2.5 million in grants it received to build its wind turbine manufacturing plant. read more >

Fed Files Claim on Tony Alamo Properties

The U.S. government filed paperwork in U.S. District Court recently to seize a number of properties that Alamo used to rape girls. The government wants the compound in Fouke, including a house and gym, where he used to run Tony Alamo Christian Ministries. The feds also want two houses in Fort Smith and one in Texarkana. read more >

Catfish Needs USDA Inspections (Letter to the Editor)

While many accusations have been leveled at the domestic catfish industry and its pursuit of U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections, the intent of the U.S. catfish industry has always been very clear: consumer safety. read more >

Climbing up the 9-Step Ladder of Disaster Declarations

December's ice storms caused millions of dollars of property damage across multiple counties. The situation was dire enough that Arkansas called on the federal government to help clean up the mess. So what exactly happens when a disaster is declared? read more >

Hundreds Attend Arkansas Medicaid Rally

Gov. Mike Beebe expressed optimism Thursday that a deal can be reached to expand Medicaid in Arkansas, telling a crowd of hundreds at the state Capitol that he and Republican lawmakers were on a "positive track" in talks to provide health care coverage to more low-income residents. read more >

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World's Largest Retailer

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go. read more >

Unemployment Rate at 8.2 Percent; U.S. Adds Only 69K Jobs

U.S. stock futures are plummeting after the release of a report on the job market that was far weaker than economists expected. read more >


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