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Oregon Firm to Acquire American Railcar Industries

Oregon Firm to Acquire American Railcar Industries

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Publicly traded Greenbrier Companies Inc. of Lake Oswego, Oregon, announced Thursday that it will acquire the manufacturing business of American Railcar Industries of St. Charles, Missouri, for $430 million from ITE Management LP. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

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The Springdale nanotechnology firm estimates both its debts and its assets as between $10 million and $50 million. Documents say the company has struggled through continual losses from operations together with slow revenue growth. read more >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

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The Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will present its regular Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16 in Fayetteville. read more >

In Nike's Shoes (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

In Nike's Shoes (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

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When you think about Nike, which phrases or messages come to mind? How about “His shoe broke”? That one came from Barack Obama, in a spontaneous moment while in the crowd watching a basketball game. read more >

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

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Renewable energy and health care top the list of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States in 2016-26, as predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more >

Technical Violations (Editorial)

Technical Violations (Editorial)

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While all defendants must take all litigation seriously and businesses should be on notice that exact wording matters, there is no federal law that requires lawyers to pummel defendants who have committed harmless technical violations. read more >

Lithium Test Plant Coming to South Arkansas

Lithium Test Plant Coming to South Arkansas

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Standard Lithium Inc. has raised $10 million in equity financing for building and testing a pilot plant in Canada, then shipping it in containers to be reassembled at one of three El Dorado bromine production sites. read more >

Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

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The statistical reality of the the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime proposal is that Arkansas employees earn lower wages than much of the country, meaning Arkansas employers are more likely than employers in other parts of the country to feel the effects of an increase. read more >

CEO Erin Kiefer Proud to Follow Dad's Cart Path

CEO Erin Kiefer Proud to Follow Dad's Cart Path

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Erin Kiefer knew in high school that she wanted to work at Assembled Products Corp. in Rogers. Why wouldn't she? Her father, Bill Sage, founded the company in 1983 after he invented a motorized shopping scooter that is now, along with its doppelgangers, found in grocery and retail stores nationwide. read more >

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

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Arkansas ranks in the bottom 11 states in terms of the “economic clout” of women-owned businesses, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express. (Eleven states were included because of ties.) read more >