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As Trade Battle Rages, Arkadelphia Waits, Worries

As Trade Battle Rages, Arkadelphia Waits, Worries
This file photo shows Gov. Asa Hutchinson and AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston on one of their past trips to China to meet with officials from Sun Paper. (AEDC)

The threat of a full-blown trade war has delayed the $1 billion Sun Paper project near Arkadelphia and prompted Gov. Asa Hutchinson to send his top economic development official to China to make sure it stays on track.
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Tyson Foods To Sell TNT Crust

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Friday that it will sell its pizza crust business, TNT Crust, to an affiliate of private equity firm Peak Rock Capital of Austin, Texas.
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The Problem With Patience (Editorial)

We have a question for President Donald Trump: Which is more important, defeating countries like China in a trade war or a booming U.S. economy?
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