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Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 Percent This article is available only in print.

Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 Percent

The value of big deals in Arkansas leaped to $53.9 billion in 2018, a 267 percent increase over the $14.7 billion figure of 2017.
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Grocery Ad Sent to Arkansas Stores Says 'Heaven Has a Wall'

A grocery store chain is facing criticism after it sent out a weekly ad to stores in Arkansas and Louisiana that included the message: "Heaven has a wall."
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Lauren James, First Security Reach Settlement in Lawsuit

First Security Bank of Searcy last week settled its lawsuit against Lauren James Enterprises Inc. of Fayetteville, ending a legal battle that included allegations that the women's clothing company conducted a sham foreclosure sale in August to avoid paying the bank.
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In Buyers' Market, Little Rock Office Towers Look to Sell This article is available only in print.

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River Market Marriott Sold for $20.3M This article is available only in print.

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