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Car-Mart CEO will exit post, enter adviser role

To Henderson role Will shift to adviser Henderson to get Car-Mart vet role

Hank Henderson, CEO of America's Car-Mart, said he will step down as the company's top officer at the end of the year -- and the company reported first-quarter results that barely missed analysts' estimates for profit and revenue.

Arkansans contrive faster ammo-maker

Avid sportsman and gun dealer Jason Pruett of Blytheville started a small ammunition-making business a few years ago, producing complete cartridges with a single pull on the arm of his Dillon press. Then his arm got tired -- really tired.

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Dogs at offices in Arkansas? It's heads or tails

Some people love them, some hate them, some just sneeze

Mr. Frunkles, a young Welsh corgi, waits by the front door to greet all visitors, regardless of species. Maddie Cate, a shy schnauzer, sits in a sheltered spot, keeping a close eye on her human who works at the reception desk. Alli, a black Labrador retriever, barges through a door left slightly ajar, making sure a meeting in progress doesn't need her input.

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Rogers family's business brewing

Expansion a goal at 7 Brew Coffee

ROGERS -- When customers roll up to 7 Brew Coffee they're to be greeted with a smile, polite banter and quick, courteous service.

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City in Arkansas building 'instant downtown'

80-acre tract in Johnson is mixed-use development

JOHNSON -- Many of the larger cities along Interstate 49 in Northwest Arkansas are seeing renewed interest in development, both residential and commercial, centered on their growing and evolving downtown districts.

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Fayetteville startup's chief says operation small, but thinking big

FAYETTEVILLE -- Casey Kinsey, president of Lofty Labs, never considered he'd be building a software development and data analytics company when he struck out on his own and began working as a freelance software consultant in 2014.

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Car-Mart's 4Q earnings top forecasts

Bentonville-based America's Car-Mart reported fourth-quarter earnings late Monday that beat analysts' estimates, and Wall Street reacted favorably to the report, pushing the buy here, pay here used-car company's shares up more than 12 percent in morning trading.

SurfTech awarded $1.2M federal grant

Fayetteville-based technology startup SurfTech LLC has been awarded $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop its friction-reducing coating.

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Tyson profit falls 21% in 2Q

On track for year, CEO says; plant fires, late Easter noted

Tyson Foods on Monday reported a 21 percent drop in second-quarter profit, noting two plant fires hurt its chicken segment for the period and confirming it had received a request for information from the Florida attorney general in a price-fixing investigation.

Husqvarna building warehouse in state

Outdoor power toolmaker Husqvarna is building a new Arkansas warehouse operation in Nashville where it will eventually consolidate its distribution operations currently in De Queen and Shreveport.

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