Investments



A Divided Fed Cuts Key Rate for 2nd Time This Year

A Divided Fed Cuts Key Rate for 2nd Time This Year

Banking & Finance

A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year while saying it's prepared to continue doing what it deems necessary to sustain the U.S. economic expansion. read more >

Stephens Group Invests in Revolution Plastics

Stephens Group Invests in Revolution Plastics

Technology & Telecom

The Stephens Group LLC of Little Rock acquires "a significant minority interest" in Revolution Plastics of Little Rock, which makes sustainable plastic products for agricultural, consumer and industrial markets. read more >

Central Arkansas Population Growth Slows

Central Arkansas Population Growth Slows

Transportation

The planning agency Metroplan has found that growth slowed considerably in most cities in central Arkansas when comparing the period 2000-10 with 2010-19, according to its latest report. read more >

Purple Cow Celebrating Its 30th Year

Purple Cow Celebrating Its 30th Year

Restaurants & Food

While Purple Cow itself is a tribute to nostalgia, its methods to keep current in an ever-shifting restaurant landscape, buffeted not just by diners' whims but by technology, is all about moving forward. read more >

NanoMech Suits Continue

NanoMech Suits Continue This article is available only in print.

LegalTechnology & TelecomWhispers

Dan Carroll's attempt to recoup his $1 million investment in NanoMech Inc. of Springdale will continue in Washington County Circuit Court. read more >

Murphy USA to Issue $500M in Notes

Murphy USA to Issue $500M in Notes

Banking & Finance

Murphy USA, the gas and convenience retail chain based in El Dorado, announced Wednesday that it will offer $500 million in senior unsecured notes, with plans to use the debt plus cash on hand to redeem previous 6% notes coming due in 2023. read more >

Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt Distillery

Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt Distillery

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

Led by Harvey Williams Jr. and his wife, Donna, Delta Dirt Distillery will begin producing vodka, gin, cordials and more in the coming weeks. Their son, Thomas, will oversee the production of spirits made with corn, wheat, rye and sweet potatoes grown on the family farm. Tours and a tasting room with a full-service bar are on tap. read more >

Difficult Year Continues for Allegiance Health

Difficult Year Continues for Allegiance Health

Health CareLegalCover Story

The sudden closing last month of North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville was the latest in a series of woes facing the Shreveport company that runs the hospital, Allegiance Health Management Inc. read more >