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Little Rock's Jessica Dean Has a New Home at CNN

Little Rock's Jessica Dean Has a New Home at CNN
Wolf Blitzer with Jessica Dean, who joined CNN two weeks ago.

In Jessica Dean's first week as a Washington correspondent, CNN threw her to the wolves. Or at least to the Wolf.
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Entrepreneur John James Starts Engine, Raising $4M for E-Commerce Software Firm This article is available only in print.

Fayetteville entrepreneur John James has raised nearly $4 million for his latest startup, Engine, which sells business management software to e-commerce retailers.
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With Converted Charter, Helena National Plans Name Change, Bigger Territory This article is available only in print.

Helena National Bank completed the conversion of its national charter to an Arkansas state bank charter on Thursday, and is now officially (and temporarily) known as HNB Bank.
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Nursing Home Quartet Add Up to $15.4M Sale (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

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Michael Strack New Man Behind the Screen at CustomXM (Movers & Shakers)

Michael Strack is the new marketing manager at CustomXM in North Little Rock. read more >

PAC Won't End Ad Saying Black Men Will Face Rape Accusations

A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections. read more >

Radio Ad in Arkansas Suggests 'Lynching' If Democrats Win

A Republican congressman in central Arkansas and his challenger on Thursday condemned a political action committee's radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch black Americans if they win the midterm election next month. read more >

Arkansas Democrats to Halt Ads After Governor's Letter

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AETN to Cover High School Football, Basketball Championships

The Arkansas Educational Television Network, focusing on more local content under Executive Director Courtney Pledger, announced this morning that it will be kicking off high school football championship coverage in the state this fall. read more >

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Circulation Corrected, But Still Down

Questions about declining circulation numbers printed last month in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sent executives at the daily paper scrambling to grab a pencil and recalculate. read more >

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Bobby Ampezzan didn't learn he was on the firing line till August, but he knew his nonprofit Arkansas Public Media project was in trouble when an 11th-hour appeal for additional national grant money crashed. Spectacularly. read more >

Stars Upon Thars (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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