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Mohammad Abrar Alam Regarded for Biosciences Work (A-State Movers & Shakers)

Mohammad Abrar Alam Regarded for Biosciences Work (A-State Movers & Shakers)

Mohammad Abrar Alam, assistant professor of chemistry at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, was recently recognized by the Arkansas Biosciences Institute with its New Investigator of the Year award for 2017.
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Lawsuits, Foreclosures Dog Investor John Lewis as Debts Pile Up This article is available only in print.

Little Rock businessman John Taylor Lewis is no stranger to debt collection lawsuits and bankruptcy court thanks to the collapse of his Ram Venture Holdings effort in 2005-06.
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Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.
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Arkansas Legislative Panel Backs Proposal to Ban Dicamba

Arkansas lawmakers recommended regulators move forward with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage. read more >

In the Workplace 2018: Medical Marijuana: Getting Ready for Summer

With the passage of Act 593 by the General Assembly, employers in Arkansas now have some clarity about what they can and can't do when it comes to medical marijuana. But that clarity only goes so far. read more >

Arkansas Panel Stands by Proposal to Ban Disputed Herbicide

Arkansas regulators stood by their plan Wednesday to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage. read more >

In the Workplace 2018: Immigration: ICE Pledges Crackdown on Employers

Arkansas employers should take note that the chances of a visit from ICE appear much more likely in the coming year. read more >

Steinmetz Takes Seat with APLU Board (NWA Education Movers & Shakers)

Joseph E. Steinmetz, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has been named to the board of directors of the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities as a member at large. read more >

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2017

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2017. read more >

Tyson Foods CEO Gets $8.9M in Total Pay in 2017

Tyson Foods Inc. CEO and President Tom Hayes nearly doubled his pay in his first full year in charge of the Springdale company. read more >

More Farmland Sold to Mt. Magazine Farms for $30.4M

Lots of Lonoke County farmland, a warehouse and office building in Little Rock and fast-food outlets in Jacksonville and North Little Rock provide this week's grouping of multimillion-dollar transactions. read more >

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths of 2017

Frank Broyles, Oaklawn's Charles Cella, Arkansas journalist Roy Reed, Aromatique founder Patti Upton and Townsend Wolfe, who headed the Arkansas Arts Center from 1968-2002 were among the notable Arkansans who died this year. read more >

Startup Solve for Food Stakes Claim On Sterilization

Bentonville startup Solve For Food is planning to build what it calls a Food Innovation Center in Springdale next year and is hoping to raise $13 million in capital for the project. read more >

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