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Where’s Solar When the Grid Goes Out?

Where’s Solar When the Grid Goes Out?

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As the planet warms and storms, hurricanes, floods and wildfires intensify, backup power systems are an urgent new market in renewable energy. But take a lesson from windy, fiery California: Even if you have solar panels and sunshine, your home or business could stay dark. read more >

Phillips County Looks to Sun for Future

Phillips County Looks to Sun for Future

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More than $8.5 million of new and pending utility improvement projects are underway in and around Helena-West Helena. Pieces of the infrastructure puzzle are moving into place to enhance local economic prospects as well as industrial recruitment. read more >

SEC, Labor Seek Compromise on Fiduciary Duties

SEC, Labor Seek Compromise on Fiduciary Duties

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Bill Sowell, a registered investment adviser in North Little Rock, embraces a legal obligation to put clients’ financial interests first. And he’s frustrated that the requirement doesn’t apply to everyone across the investing industry. read more >

NanoMech Uncovers Top Secret Dealings

NanoMech Uncovers Top Secret Dealings

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The Delaware bankruptcy of Springdale’s NanoMech Inc. has taken a bizarre cloak-and-dagger turn: Former CEO Jim Phillips, under oath in September, cited “national security” when refusing to answer questions about 46 transactions that its top financial officer knew only as the “CIA arrangement.” read more >

Super Chickens Reviving Big Name in Poultry

Super Chickens Reviving Big Name in Poultry

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Blake Evans, the last CEO of Peterson Farms before selling all broiler operations to Simmons Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs in 2008, has hitched the family legacy to a new partnership: a startup headed by a co-founder of the meal-order service Blue Apron. read more >

Trade War Cuts Deep in Arkansas

Trade War Cuts Deep in Arkansas

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The U.S.-China trade war is being fought in the forests and mill towns of Arkansas as tariffs take their toll on the hardwood lumber industry. So far, state lumbermen say, they’ve been able to absorb most of the losses, but a day of reckoning is coming. read more >

Walmart Seeks Way Into Your Wallet

Walmart Seeks Way Into Your Wallet

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Walmart’s recent patent application for a cryptocurrency system hints at the Bentonville retailer’s next move into the financial services sector. read more >

Nonprofits Targeting Wealth of Boomers

Nonprofits Targeting Wealth of Boomers

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As the youngest baby boomers close in on retirement and begin to contemplate what their legacies will be, nonprofits and universities are looking to consistent donors for their slice of an expected multitrillion-dollar wealth transfer. read more >

In Age of Influencers, P. Allen Smith Faces Pay Cut

In Age of Influencers, P. Allen Smith Faces Pay Cut

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Instead of boosting his state pay for promoting Arkansas from $200,000 to $845,000 a year, gardening and lifestyle star P. Allen Smith appears likely to get 95% less than his previous contract provided — or perhaps nothing at all. read more >

High Noon for Solar Costs in Arkansas?

High Noon for Solar Costs in Arkansas?

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The sun never sets on Arkansas’ solar power pricing battle, it seems, but a swirl of cases before Arkansas regulators and a major ruling in Louisiana favoring Entergy Inc. suggest a reckoning may be near. read more >