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Spanish Viento apartments sell for 10 times more than last year's price
News 11 months ago
Spanish Viento apartments sell for 10 times more than last year's price

BBR Oil LLC, an Iowa limited liability company, paid $20.4 million to buy the Spanish Viento apartments in southwest Little Rock last month, county...

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Experts warn of housing slowdown
News 11 months ago
Experts warn of housing slowdown

The U.S. housing market-- particularly in cutthroat areas like Seattle, Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas-- appears to be headed for the broadest...

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Stores stocking up early on seasonal employees
News 12 months ago
Stores stocking up early on seasonal employees

While the nation's big retailers battle for consumer dollars, they're now also waging a fight for seasonal workers. Retailers such as J.C. Penney...

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Ivanka Trump to shut down clothing brand, citing focus on D.C. work
News 12 months ago
Ivanka Trump to shut down clothing brand, citing focus on D.C. work

WASHINGTON-- Ivanka Trump said she is shutting down her namesake clothing brand because of her focus on her work in Washington-- a rare move by a...

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Business figure's debt put at $90M
News 12 months ago
Business figure's debt put at $90M

Bill Schwyhart, a prominent developer during the Northwest Arkansas real estate boom, has filed more detailed information revealing he owes more...

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U.S. existing-home sales fell 0.6 percent in June
News 12 months ago
U.S. existing-home sales fell 0.6 percent in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of existing homes fell 0.6 percent in June, the third straight monthly decline, as higher prices and a limited supply of...

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Starbucks site to operate via sign language
News 12 months ago
Starbucks site to operate via sign language

WASHINGTON-- Starbucks has more than 8,000 stores nationwide. One of them will soon be run entirely in American Sign Language. Starbucks' first...

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New Manhattan lab represents Tiffany's future jewelry hopes
News 12 months ago
New Manhattan lab represents Tiffany's future jewelry hopes

At Tiffany's new workshop in Manhattan, jewelers sit at wooden desks peering through magnifying glasses as they polish silver rings and twist bits...

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Urban farmers find new ground
News 12 months ago
Urban farmers find new ground

CHICAGO-- The wind-whipped rooftop of a converted warehouse in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor might be the last place you'd expect to find fertile...

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Conway-based firm buys Comfort Suites near Shackleford Crossings
News 12 months ago
Conway-based firm buys Comfort Suites near Shackleford Crossings

LR Markham Apartments LLC, a Conway-based limited liability company, invested $6.2 million to purchase a west Little Rock Comfort Suites hotel with...

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Seattle is U.S. crane capital for third year
News 1 year ago
Seattle is U.S. crane capital for third year

SEATTLE-- Seattle is the crane capital of America for the third year in a row, as construction across the city has rebounded strongly from a...

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Fashion firms shift focus to speed
News 1 year ago
Fashion firms shift focus to speed

NEW YORK-- Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to jump on the trend for dressier...

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Firm buys piece of parking lot on Bowman Road for $2.4M
News 1 year ago
Firm buys piece of parking lot on Bowman Road for $2.4M

820 Thompson Development Co. paid $2.4 million for a section of a Walmart store parking lot on Bowman Road in Little Rock last month. The sale was...

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Business briefs
News 1 year ago
Business briefs

Flyin' B Farms joins Angus Association Flyin' B Farms in Farmington is a new member of the American Angus Association, said Allen Moczygemba, chief...

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Lonoke company buys west LR Hampton Inn & Suites for nearly $12M
News 1 year ago
Lonoke company buys west LR Hampton Inn & Suites for nearly $12M

Hampton Inn & Suites in west Little Rock sold for almost $12 million to a Lonoke limited liability company last month. HISLR 5 LLC paid almost $12...

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Dip in mortgage rates gives hope to first-time homebuyers
News 1 year ago
Dip in mortgage rates gives hope to first-time homebuyers

Mortgage rates continued their month-long slide, according to data released late last week, giving new-- but temporary-- hope to millennial buyers...

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Timber firm asks Little Rock to annex 180 acres for new development
News 1 year ago
Timber firm asks Little Rock to annex 180 acres for new development

The timber company behind the Chenal residential and commercial subdivisions in west Little Rock has asked the city to annex another 180 acres for...

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Women's clothing chain opening second Little Rock store inside Park Plaza mall
News 1 year ago
Women's clothing chain opening second Little Rock store inside Park Plaza mall

Women’s clothing retailer Altar’d State is set to open its second location in Arkansas’ capital city. The Maryville, Tenn.-based company, which...

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Steel mill to expand, add 500 new workers
News 1 year ago
Steel mill to expand, add 500 new workers

Big River Steel said Friday that it will expand its operations near Osceola with a $1.2 billion investment that will double its hot-rolled steel...

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3 cities' outsize gains fuel 6.6% rise in home prices in April
News 1 year ago
3 cities' outsize gains fuel 6.6% rise in home prices in April

WASHINGTON-- U.S. home prices rose in April from a year earlier, lifted by bidding wars in many cities where would-be buyers fought over a sparse...

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Company pays $1.3M for Jacksonville mobile-home parks
News 1 year ago
Company pays $1.3M for Jacksonville mobile-home parks

Paradise-Phoenix Properties, a limited liability company, invested more than $1.3 million last month to buy mobile-home parks in Jacksonville....

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May home sales off a vexing 0.4%
News 1 year ago
May home sales off a vexing 0.4%

WASHINGTON-- Sales of existing U.S. homes unexpectedly fell 0.4 percent in May, the second-consecutive monthly decline as a lack of inventory and...

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Walmart donates $22M toward Northwest Arkansas groups that support arts, recreation, health
News 1 year ago
Walmart donates $22M toward Northwest Arkansas groups that support arts, recreation, health

Walmart Inc. announced a plan Tuesday morning to give more than $22 million in grants to improve Northwest Arkansas organizations that advocate and...

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Lumber costs sap builders' outlook
News 1 year ago
Lumber costs sap builders' outlook

Sentiment among U.S. homebuilders fell in June to match the lowest level this year, reflecting sharply elevated lumber costs, according to a report...

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Business News in Brief
News 1 year ago
Business News in Brief

Landreaux named Entergy Arkansas CEO Laura Landreaux, who has been with Entergy Arkansas since 2007, will become president and chief executive...

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First Security Bank pays $900,000 for land to build branch in Sherwood
News 1 year ago
First Security Bank pays $900,000 for land to build branch in Sherwood

First Security Bank of Searcy paid $900,000 last month for 12.5 undeveloped acres on Brockington Road in Sherwood. The property is at Brockington...

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Microsoft testing cashier-less technology
News 1 year ago
Microsoft testing cashier-less technology

SEATTLE-- Microsoft is developing cashier-less technology for grocery stores, a sign the software giant is gearing up to challenge Amazon on its...

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Group of companies buys Shackleford Corporate Center in LR for $9.4M
News 1 year ago
Group of companies buys Shackleford Corporate Center in LR for $9.4M

A group of six limited liability companies paid almost $9.4 million last month for the Shackleford Corporate Center, a five-building office and...

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Bad news for builders seen as good news for home-improvement chains
News 1 year ago
Bad news for builders seen as good news for home-improvement chains

Soaring lumber prices, rising mortgage rates and a dearth of skilled workers are a triple threat looming over the housing industry right now. That...

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