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Women's Foundation Names Three New Board Members

Women's Foundation Names Three New Board Members

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas announces Wednesday the election of three new members to its board of directors: Katherine Berry, Yolanda Hughes and Kim Lane.
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Little Rock Startup Gets Support for Bone Filler

NuShores Biosciences LLC will use some of the $1.1 million it raised selling shares of the company to conduct more studies on its product in order to get approval from the FDA.
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News Whets Local Appetite for Minute Man

The response to the news that the Minute Man Restaurant brand was planning a revival couldn't have been much warmer.
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Malpractice Case Grinds Out Settlement to Kennedy Coffee Founder

Tom Kennedy's malpractice case against Travis Story and the Story Law Firm in Fayetteville has produced a settlement to be paid to Kennedy's bankruptcy estate.
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Ritter Communications Announces $7M Hot Springs Project

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro, the state's largest locally-owned broadband provider, on Friday announced a $7 million infrastructure project to underpin a high-tech communications and business services system in Hot Springs. read more >

Kansas City Firm Hires Former Walmart Exec to Lead Cyber Innovation Center in NWA

Cybersecurity firm Fishtech Group of Kansas City, Missouri, has hired former Walmart executive Kerry Kilker to lead its new Cyber Innovation Center in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Humbug Holidays: US Retail Sales Drop 1.2 Percent in December

U.S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year's holiday sales fizzled unexpectedly. Even e-commerce suffered a big setback. read more >

Preliminary Budget for Tech Park's Phase II is $26M

The not-yet-financed second phase of the Little Rock Technology Park will have a preliminary budget of nearly $26 million, the project's directors announced at a monthly board meeting Wednesday. read more >

Gas Pos Announces Partnership with Twilio

Gas Pos of North Little Rock has teamed up with cloud communications platform Twilio to deliver a new method for retailers to accept and process FleetCor/Comdata and WEX/EFS fleet fuel card transactions. read more >

Governor, Business Leaders Form New Innovation Council

Key leaders from Arkansas businesses, research universities, philanthropic organizations and state agencies will form the new Arkansas Innovation Council at Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request. read more >

US Job Openings Jump to Record High of 7.3M

U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly two decades that records have been kept, evidence that the job market is strong despite several challenges facing the economy. read more >

Douglas: Time Has Come for Online Sales Tax in Arkansas

Fortified by a U.S. Supreme Court decision, supporters of an Arkansas bill to collect taxes from out-of-state, online sales are confident the time has come for the legislation to pass. read more >

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

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. read more >

Central Arkansas Lags U.S. in Slow-Growing Economy

Job growth in central Arkansas has lagged behind that for the nation as a whole since 2010-11, though it's starting to catch up. read more >

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