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Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

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The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area now has a population of about 750,000, according to a report by Metroplan, the planning agency for Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties. read more >

$1 Fee Ruling Pits Law Firm Against Judge

$1 Fee Ruling Pits Law Firm Against Judge

Legal

The Sanford Law Firm PLLC of Little Rock has appealed an award of $1 in attorneys' fees from U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson, who wrote a blistering order about the firm's billing practices in June. read more >

US Economy Plunged An Annualized 31.7% in 2Q

US Economy Plunged An Annualized 31.7% in 2Q

Banking & Finance

The U.S. economy shrank at an alarming annual rate of 31.7% during the April-June quarter as it struggled under the weight of the viral pandemic, the government estimated Thursday. It was the sharpest quarterly drop on record. read more >

Koppers to Invest $23M in NLR Plant Expansion

Koppers to Invest $23M in NLR Plant Expansion

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Quick collaboration among state and local economic developers helped persuade Koppers Holdings Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to retain its North Little Rock plant and invest at least $23 million to expand it over the next two years. read more >

Lithium Project  in El Dorado Defies Pandemic

Lithium Project in El Dorado Defies Pandemic

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After six months locked down in Canada, Robert Mintak is itching to fly south to see firsthand how Standard Lithium Ltd.'s pilot plant is doing drawing lithium from Arkansas' underground brine. read more >

NanoMech Faces $1.5M Foreclosure

NanoMech Faces $1.5M Foreclosure

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While the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Springdale's NanoMech Inc. concluded earlier this summer, the industrial lubricants manufacturer recently was served with a nearly $1.5 million foreclosure suit read more >

Distilleries Pouring Out New Products

Distilleries Pouring Out New Products

Restaurants & Food

Five Arkansas distilleries are working on new products, and business is flowing steadily for them, despite the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the opening of a sixth and bringing a seventh to a standstill. read more >

Arkansas Ranks 49th in Alcohol Consumption

Arkansas Ranks 49th in Alcohol Consumption

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Per capita consumption in the United States of ethanol from all alcoholic beverages totaled 2.35 gallons in 2018, according to an April 2020 report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism. read more >

NuShores Gets NuCress Contract, Opening 'Clean' Facility in Little Rock

NuShores Gets NuCress Contract, Opening 'Clean' Facility in Little Rock

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NuShores Biosciences LLC is moving from the BioVentures building on the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus in Little Rock to a west Little Rock office complex, where it will open one of only a few medical device clean manufacturing facilities in the state, the company said. read more >

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

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Walmart CTO Suresh Kumar's experience explains why his total compensation for the first seven months he spent at Walmart made him the highest-paid executive among Arkansas' public companies. read more >