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Arkansas eatery aids server with leukemia

Owners, staff helped waitress after she was diagnosed

Sharae Allen had worked at The River Grille Steakhouse for a little more than four months when she learned she had acute myeloid leukemia.

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Product puts canoe makers back to work

T-Formex filling in for Royalex for plastic hulls

When the supply of Royalex dried up years ago, Arkansas-based canoe makers who rely on the material found themselves up a creek without a paddle.

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3 Arkansas car lots bought by group linked to Johnelle Hunt and Jerry Jones

Three Northwest Arkansas car dealerships owned by The Everett Group have been acquired by a group with an established Arkansas footprint and companies linked to notables with Arkansas connections -- Johnelle Hunt and Jerry Jones.

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Arkansas-based Car-Mart's profit, revenue rise

Company credits tax cuts, focus on staff and management

Bentonville-based America's Car-Mart beat profit estimates for its third quarter because of a windfall from federal tax cuts and also saw its revenue up from the same period last year but shy of analysts' expectations.

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Little Rock brewery gearing up for specialty push

Lost Forty adds fermenters to turn out scarcer offerings

Beer lovers who want to drink more of Lost Forty Brewing's specialty brews will soon have a chance to raise their mugs of suds in gratitude.

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State's 1st franchise offering customers their workouts to go

Can't make it to the gym? These guys bring the gym straight to their customers.

Chicken chain sets up overseas

Britain, Ireland next sites on list

Fayetteville-based restaurant chain Slim Chickens will soon be opening locations in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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Central Arkansas plant to add ammo offering

Sig Sauer taking shot at compact gun market

Firearms company Sig Sauer will soon be making new ammunition at its Jacksonville plant for the growing micro-compact pistol market. The ammo should be available soon in retail outlets, company officials said recently.

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Guns show goes on in Las Vegas; Arkansas’ firearms industry represented at annual event

Members of the firearms industry, including some from Arkansas, gathered this week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest trade show, a few months after a gunman, firing from atop a high-rise hotel in the city, killed 58 people attending a concert and injured hundreds more.

Casino places bets craft beer will be winner

Oklahoma tribe’s brewery seen as unique opportunity

Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla., a hop, skip and a jump from Northwest Arkansas, is brewing its own craft beer, its latest move to lure customers with choice food and drink offerings as well as gambling.

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