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As Amazon searches for HQ2, site-finding experts land in town
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As Amazon searches for HQ2, site-finding experts land in town

SEATTLE-- Amazon kicked off a continentwide bidding war early this month when it announced it was seeking a second headquarters outside Seattle....

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Freelancers mix work, workout
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Freelancers mix work, workout

MINNEAPOLIS-- When Anne Hendrickson was driving around the Twin Cities as a freelance consultant, she found herself wishing for a space where she...

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Three restaurant deals part of latest Pulaski County transactions
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Three restaurant deals part of latest Pulaski County transactions

LEKS LLC, a limited liability company based in Cerritos, Calif., paid $1.14 million last month to acquire the building and property of a Burger...

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Target, Best Buy not giving up on brick-and-mortar
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Target, Best Buy not giving up on brick-and-mortar

MINNEAPOLIS-- Target has spent more than a decade adapting to the arrival of online shopping. For a time, it outsourced much of its digital effort...

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Business Briefs
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Business Briefs

5 Walk-On's restaurants planned for state Walk-On's Enterprises signed an area development agreement with restaurant owner Chris McJunkins to bring...

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Wal-Mart tests store-to-fridge service
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Wal-Mart tests store-to-fridge service

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s latest convenience-oriented test will give delivery workers access to customers' homes to drop off packages and put...

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Retailer H&M sets opening date for store at Little Rock's Park Plaza mall
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Retailer H&M sets opening date for store at Little Rock's Park Plaza mall

The first of Little Rock’s two planned H&M stores is set to open next month, the company said Thursday. In a statement to Arkansas Online, the...

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U.S. home resales decline 1.7%
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U.S. home resales decline 1.7%

WASHINGTON-- U.S. home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and an increasing shortage of available...

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College towns feeling pinch from websites' short-term rentals
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College towns feeling pinch from websites' short-term rentals

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- Time was when renting an apartment in one of this college town's funky triple-deckers or two-family homes wouldn't cost an arm...

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News in brief
News 2 months ago
News in brief

Colliers, Irwin firms in real estate merger Colliers International/Arkansas, the state's largest commercial real estate and property management...

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Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores
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Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

MENOMEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its...

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Storms rain on homebuilders' outlook
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Storms rain on homebuilders' outlook

U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, reflecting concerns that rebuilding efforts after hurricanes Harvey and...

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Amazon sells more beans, other staples since buyout
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Amazon sells more beans, other staples since buyout

Amazon.com Inc.'s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods is paying off in more ways than one: the e-commerce giant is seeing a surge in online...

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NLR Motel 6 sold for $3.5M; 3 Cantrell Road properties draw $815,000
News 3 months ago
NLR Motel 6 sold for $3.5M; 3 Cantrell Road properties draw $815,000

OM Purshantam LLC, a limited liability company, bought the Motel 6 at 4100 E. McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock last month for about $3.5 million....

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Chase to invest $40M in Chicago
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Chase to invest $40M in Chicago

CHICAGO-- JPMorgan Chase & Co. says it plans to invest $40 million over three years in neighborhoods on the west and south sides of Chicago to...

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2nd home base a test for Amazon
News 3 months ago
2nd home base a test for Amazon

SEATTLE-- Amazon.com is about to test whether expertise delivering packages across a continent translates to skill in getting executives in far...

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Experts: Amazon try good for LR
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Experts: Amazon try good for LR

Little Rock's attempt to land Amazon's second headquarters will be good experience for the city, two Arkansas economists said Tuesday. Little Rock...

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Median income tops pre-recession peak; poverty rate wanes
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Median income tops pre-recession peak; poverty rate wanes

WASHINGTON-- The median American household last year earned more than it did in 1999, the Census Bureau said Tuesday, a reminder of the damage done...

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News in brief
News 3 months ago
News in brief

Apartments to open in downtown LR site The K Lofts apartment building, the long-delayed development in the old Gus Blass Warehouse in downtown...

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Nordstrom stock falls after inventory-free store plan
News 3 months ago
Nordstrom stock falls after inventory-free store plan

Nordstrom Inc.'s plan to open a smaller store concept with no inventory isn't sitting well with investors. The shares suffered their worst decline...

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Corporation buys 2 LR nursing homes; dealership moving, property sold
News 3 months ago
Corporation buys 2 LR nursing homes; dealership moving, property sold

Searcy-based Rolling Hills H C Inc. bought two nursing homes in Little Rock last month. The 139-unit Four Oaks Living Center at 2600 John Barrow...

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Tyson to meet with plant opponents
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Tyson to meet with plant opponents

Responding to concerns from residents of Tonganoxie, Kan., Tyson Foods officials said Friday that they plan to host a community meeting about its...

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Amazon to build 2nd HQ for $5B
News 3 months ago
Amazon to build 2nd HQ for $5B

SEATTLE-- Amazon said Thursday that it plans to spend more than $5 billion to build a second headquarters in North America to house as many as 50...

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News in brief
News 3 months ago
News in brief

First Athleta store in state set for LR Athleta, a chain of women's sports apparel stores owned by Gap Inc., is opening its first Arkansas location...

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Amazon seeking applications as it looks for where to build 2nd headquarters
News 3 months ago
Amazon seeking applications as it looks for where to build 2nd headquarters

NEW YORK — Amazon, bursting out of its Seattle headquarters, is hunting for a second home. Must haves: a prime location, close to transit, with...

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Vibrant turnaround is in swing in old Charleston neighborhood
News 3 months ago
Vibrant turnaround is in swing in old Charleston neighborhood

CHARLESTON, S.C.-- On Sunday mornings about a decade ago, shortly after he moved here, Stephen Zoukis used to ride his bike around a ramshackle...

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In prices, Wal-Mart whips Whole Foods
News 3 months ago
In prices, Wal-Mart whips Whole Foods

Jeff Bezos will have to trade in his potato peeler for a meat cleaver if he wants to fight a price war with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., his biggest...

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Auto dealership tract in west LR sold for $4.1M to Minneapolis group
News 3 months ago
Auto dealership tract in west LR sold for $4.1M to Minneapolis group

LL Ark Properties LLC, an affiliate of a Minneapolis firm, paid nearly $4.1 million for about 12.5 acres on Colonel Glenn Plaza Loop last month....

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BUSINESS AWARDS
News 3 months ago
BUSINESS AWARDS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives recognized Jim Fram as the outstanding chamber executive, Bentley Story...

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