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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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Tribal casinos are on a roll, outpacing national industry

Oklahoma casinos owned and operated by American Indian tribes saw gambling revenue rise in 2015 and their associated hotels and restaurants made strong gains in nongambling revenue.

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Ozark Beer raising the bar in Rogers

Location has more space for brewing, 2 taprooms

ROGERS -- Beer lovers stepping into Ozark Beer Company's new taproom and brewery in downtown Rogers are greeted with bright yellow tables and benches, a bar featuring custom signs that tout the company's signature suds, and the crisp smell of fresh paint.

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Gunmaker's sights on new niche

Firm designs pistol aimed at concealed-carry market

The smell of metalworking oil is in the air, and the room buzzes and hums as machines turn billets of metal into custom parts for Wilson Combat's latest pistol.

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Slim Chickens flying to Mideast

Company will earn above $100M by year’s end, CEO says

Fayetteville-based Slim Chickens is continuing its growth strategy, opening its 51st operation in the United States and gearing up to start serving chicken at its first restaurant in the Saudi Arabia peninsula in May.

Allens trustee seizes $4.8M

Settlement gets OK from judge

A judge in the Allens Inc. bankruptcy case approved a $4.8 million settlement -- nearly all of an insurance policy covering three of the defunct company's former directors.

Herbicide bills filed in Legislature

Fines increased for drift damage; Senate targets dicamba

New bills increasing the penalty for the egregious use of herbicides in Arkansas were filed in both the House and Senate on Tuesday.

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Arkansan's business bites back

Mosquito-controller following nation’s franchise uptick

Brad Simon didn't dream that someday he'd be eliminating blood-sucking pests from people's yards, but he knew he wanted his own business, to be his own boss, and to build something for himself and his family.

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Shares of Car-Mart plunge 15.6%; profit in 3Q misses mark

America's Car-Mart saw its shares wilt Tuesday, closing down nearly 16 percent after the used-car dealer reported profits for its third quarter that missed analysts' estimates.

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