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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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Tacos 4 Life expands philanthropic goal

A Conway-based restaurant chain is working to make a profit while it tries to feed the world's hungry -- one taco at a time.

Furniture firm asks to hold a final sale

Furniture retailer I.O. Metro, which does business as Erdos at Home, has filed for bankruptcy protection and is asking a judge to allow the company to hold a going-out-of-business sale.

Tyson buying AdvancePierre for $4.2B

Cincinnati company specializes in prepared sandwiches, snack foods, entrees

Food giant Tyson Foods is acquiring AdvancePierre Foods, a supplier of meat, sandwiches and snacks, in a deal valued at $4.2 billion, the companies said Tuesday.

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