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New Jacksonville Schools Propel Growth

New Jacksonville Schools Propel Growth

Banking & Finance

Jacksonville is on the rise, and its schools are playing no small role in that. Replacing all schools in the Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District is one way the district, carved out of the Pulaski County Special School District in 2014, is hoping to improve education in the community. read more >

Mayor Sees Signs Amazon May Stay in NLR Awhile

Mayor Sees Signs Amazon May Stay in NLR Awhile

Transportation

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 >

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 >

Western Financial Was Allowed to Leave Case Early

Western Financial Was Allowed to Leave Case Early

Banking & FinanceLegalTechnology & Telecom

Before WestFax Inc. was hit last year with a $21.1 million class-action judgment in Arkansas involving unwanted faxes, the client company that made the fax solicitation was allowed to exit the case by saying it couldn’t afford even a modest judgment. read more >

Airport Upgrades of $41M En Route to Texarkana Regional

Airport Upgrades of $41M En Route to Texarkana Regional

Transportation

No shovels have turned dirt yet at the Texarkana Regional Airport, but that should change in a big way during the next 60 days. Highlighted by a two-story, 37,000-SF terminal, construction activity is expected to be the new normal for months to come. read more >

BSR REIT Moves Into Year 2 After IPO

BSR REIT Moves Into Year 2 After IPO

When Little Rock’s BSR Real Estate Investment Trust joined the ranks of public companies last year, the venture was greeted with a rough ride that didn’t correlate with its operational performance. read more >

Walmart Sex Bias Case Dealt Blow

Walmart Sex Bias Case Dealt Blow

LegalCover Story

A federal judge in Florida ruled earlier this month that 79 women with claims of sex discrimination against Walmart must file their cases against the Bentonville retailer as individual lawsuits, rather than as a group. read more >