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What Recession? Forecasters Raise Expectations for US Economy in 2024

Economists also more than doubled their estimates for the number of jobs gained across the economy this year.

Little Rock Goes Green: Sun Hog Solar Negotiates Deal to Power 70% of Municipal Electricity

Sun Hog is a subsidiary of Scenic Hill Solar and hopes to build a 4.9-megawatt solar array to supply about 70% of the municipal government’s electricity needs.

Murphy USA Creates COO Role, Names New CFO

In the new role, Mindy West will have responsibility for both the Murphy USA and QuickChek brands, including store operations, merchandise, marketing, and fuels.

State Awarded $53M for Water Infrastructure Projects

The funds from the EPA will support essential water infrastructure that protects public health and water bodies across the state.

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Little Rock Goes Green: Sun Hog Solar Negotiates Deal to Power 70% of Municipal Electricity

Sun Hog is a subsidiary of Scenic Hill Solar and hopes to build a 4.9-megawatt solar array to supply about 70% of the municipal government’s electricity needs. read more >
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Bringing In the Brine: South Arkansas Lithium Projects Face Engineering ChallengesLock Icon

Companies have invested hundreds of millions to create an Arkansas lithium industry, the infrastructure for which will be costly. read more >
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Polk Stanley Wilcox Announces 5 Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

The promotions are across the Little Rock and Fayetteville offices. read more >
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Advanced Energy Expo Set for Students, Industry Pros, Job Seekers and Educators

Students will learn about a growing industry long before embarking on their careers, and industry leaders will be kept abreast of the latest technologies in the field. read more >
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Heat Pump Maker Hydro-Temp Gets $10.9M Grant for Expansion

The company teamed up with Energy Catalyst of Watervliet, New York, on a proposed co-development to increase their annual heat pump production ten-fold. read more >
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Recession Risks are Fading, Business Economists Say, but Political Tensions Pose Threat to Economy

A growing share of business forecasters worry that the Fed is keeping rates unnecessarily high. read more >
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Oil & Gas Commission to Revisit Lithium Royalties at April MeetingLock Icon

Companies working to extract commercial lithium products from underground brine are looking for price clarity. read more >
Energy / Manufacturing

A History Lesson in Drilling

Robert Reynolds gives a living history of the oil and gas industry in south Arkansas, where the roots of his pioneer family reach back six generations. read more >
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2 Promoted at Conway Corp (Movers & Shakers)

Jeff Crownover will serve as telecommunications systems senior engineering tech, and Kody Miller chief plant officer of the Tupelo Bayou Wastewater Treatment Plant. read more >
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Murphy USA Reports Strong Q4, 2023 Profit of $557 Million

The reported a higher total fuel contribution, higher overall merchandise contribution, and lower general and administrative expenses. read more >
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Biden Sets Tighter Standards for Deadly Soot Pollution From Tailpipes, Smokestacks

Business groups and Republican-leaning states are likely to challenge the rule in court. read more >
Energy / Business Services

SPP Announces John Cupparo as New Board Chair

Cupparo, a former Berkshire Hathaway Energy senior executive, was elected to the SPP board in 2022 read more >
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US Oil, Gas Production Set Records in December, EIA Says

Domestic consumption of natural gas had a record month in January due to a stretch of brutal winter weather. read more >
Energy / Banking & Finance

Michael Hoggard Named CFO at Generations Bank (Movers & Shakers)

He has more than 40 years of community banking experience. read more >
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EPA Awards Envirotech $8M for Electric School Buses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Envirotech Vehicles, Inc. more than $8M for 25 electric school buses. read more >
Energy / Investments / Public Companies

Glenn Klinker Named CEO of Holiday Island Holdings

Klinker was recently hired as the company's chief operating officer for oil and gas projects. read more >
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Arvest Promotes to Kelly Carlson to Loan Manager for Benton County (Movers & Shakers)

He has 15 years of experience in the banking industry. read more >
Standard Lithium's drill rig at the well re-entry site in Lafayette County. The drill rig has since demobilized from the site after reaching a total measured depth of 8,940 feet, and has been replaced by a workover rig to complete perforations, final testing and sampling.
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Arkansas Lithium Is Now a Reality

The only remaining question is this: How big will the industry’s potential be? read more >
A rendering showing a customized version of Canoo's LV model, outfitted to transport NASA astronauts and equipment to the launchpad for the Artemis program.
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US Postal Service Purchases Canoo EVs

U.S. Postal Service will purchase Canoo electric vehicles. read more >
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Summit Seeks 30% Rate Increase for Natural Gas Service

The utility said the increase is necessary to offset the cost of inflation, economic conditions and capital investments in its natural gas infrastructure. read more >