Leslie Rutledge: Ruling to Block Clean Power Plan Is Good News
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

Leslie Rutledge: Ruling to Block Clean Power Plan Is Good News

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to temporarily block President Barack Obama's plan to cut power plant emissions is good news. Arkansas is one of 27 states suing to halt implementation of the Clean Power Plan.
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Cities in Arkansas Scrambling to Fill Vacant Walmart Locations

Since Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced last month it was closing 154 stores in the United States, Gentry Mayor Kevin Johnston has been on the phone and sending emails trying to attract a grocery store to the Benton County town.
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Little Rock Voters Approve Bond Issue for Arts Center

Little Rock Voters Approve Bond Issue for Arts Center

Voters in Little Rock have easily approved a plan that authorizes a bond issue of up to $37.5 million to pay for improvements at the Arkansas Arts Center.
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Developers Plan Staybridge Suites for Midtown Little Rock

Developers Plan Staybridge Suites for Midtown Little Rock

A local partnership group called Midtown Hospitality LLC plans to invest $13 million to bring a Staybridge Suites hotel to a 2.69-acre site at University Avenue and 12th Street in Little Rock.
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The List Biggest Deals of the Year

Arkansas' biggest deals of the previous year ranked by price. The list includes buyer, seller, price, description and month announced. Published 2/8/2016.

Rank Buyer Seller Price (millions)
1 Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. Windstream Holdings Inc. 3,445,000,000
2 JBS SA Cargill Pork LLC 1,450,000,000
3 Bank of the Ozarks Inc. Community & Southern Holdings Inc. 799,600,000
4 Cequel Data Centers LLC; TierPoint LLC Windstream Holdings Inc. 575,000,000
5 Bank of the Ozarks Inc. C1 Financial Inc. 402,520,000

Executive Q&A

Jerry Adams Excited About Research Talent Attracted to Arkansas

Jerry Adams started the nonprofit Arkansas Research Alliance in 2008. It partners with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to help commercialize technology produced at the FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson.