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Tech World Still a Man's World

Tech World Still a Man's World

Technology & TelecomTransportation

Although the percentage of women in the U.S. workforce now stands at 46.8%, it remains much lower than that in the technology sector. read more >

GateHouse Deal Leaves Wreckage in Its Wake

GateHouse Deal Leaves Wreckage in Its Wake

Outtakes

After nearly four years fighting a battle of attrition as managing editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial, John Worthen is done with what he called “the madness” of leading a skeleton crew delivering news to Jefferson County. read more >

Deal Brings Nexstar Stations Back to AT&T Subscribers

Deal Brings Nexstar Stations Back to AT&T Subscribers

AT&T cable TV and DirecTV viewers in Arkansas and around the nation got their Nexstar stations back on screen Thursday after Nexstar Media Group Inc. and AT&T reached a new multi-year deal for retransmitting programming in 97 American markets. read more >

Mayor Sees Signs Amazon May Stay in NLR Awhile

Mayor Sees Signs Amazon May Stay in NLR Awhile

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North Little Rock has 17 acres to offer to Amazon for a permanent facility or expansion. A permanent or expanded facility would require at least 10-15 acres and could create up to 300 jobs, according to the Mayor Joe Smith. read more >

Innovation Hub Growing in Pine Bluff

Innovation Hub Growing in Pine Bluff

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Go Forward Pine Bluff's innovation hub, The Generator, is in for a busy September. Mildred Franco, executive director of The Generator, hopes renovations will begin then on its physical location: the three-story building formerly known as the Merrill Civic Center. read more >

Upside Down World (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Upside Down World (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionEditor's Note

It's almost like the Business Roundtable heard Olivia Farrell's speech when she accepted the Little Rock Rotary Club's Business & Professional Leader of the Year award in June and decided to get on board. read more >

Walmart, Guns and Money

Walmart, Guns and Money

LegalCover Story

After two fatal shootings and several threats, Walmart finds itself a focus in America's bitter gun debate. The company, founded by an avid hunter and incubated in gun-loving Arkansas, sells 2% of the nation's firearms and 20% of its ammunition; still, you might be surprised by changes it has already made. read more >

Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

The country may be headed for another recession, timber industry experts told Arkansas Business last week after Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, announced an indefinite suspension of operations at its El Dorado sawmill. read more >

Chain Testing Meat Substitute In Bentonville

Chain Testing Meat Substitute In Bentonville

Restaurants & Food

A restaurant named Beef ‘O' Brady's is probably not the first place that comes to mind for those seeking plant-based burgers, but the co-owner of the chain's Bentonville location says his version of the “Impossible Burger” has been warmly received. read more >

Top Stockholders in Arkansas Buoyed by Runup in Markets

Top Stockholders in Arkansas Buoyed by Runup in Markets

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It's been almost two years since Arkansas Business listed the state's top stockholders based on the value of publicly disclosed stock. Since then, the Walton family's fortune — the part disclosed publicly — has increased by more than $20 billion. read more >

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

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The unemployment rates in most of Arkansas' metro areas continued to move downward or stay stable in June, with Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Texarkana seeing declines. read more >

USA Truck's $1,000 Profit Worth Bragging About

USA Truck's $1,000 Profit Worth Bragging About

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When a public company reports a whopping $1,000 in quarterly profits, as USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren did in late July, it isn't really something that executives will cut out and paste on the lunchroom refrigerator. read more >