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Gov.-elect Hutchinson Appoints 2 From El Dorado to State Commissions

by Associated Press 1/9/2015 07:36 am

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has appointed two El Dorado men to separate state commissions.

Senate Panel Approves Keystone Bill Despite Veto Threat

by Associated Press 1/8/2015 11:35 am

A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a floor debate next week as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on President Barack Obama to rescind his veto threat.

J.D. Lowery Named Electric Cooperatives Manager of Community, Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 09:31 am

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have named J.D. Lowery as manager of community and economic development.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Incoming Senate Chairman: Gas Tax Increase on Table

by Associated Press 1/4/2015 03:03 pm

The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says raising the federal fuel taxes is among the options under consideration to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund.

Report Shows Improved Midwest Economic Outlook

by Associated Press 1/2/2015 08:52 am

Falling grain and fuel prices have hurt businesses tied to those industries, but have helped consumers open their pocketbooks, leading to an improved economic outlook for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly report released Friday.

Mayflower-Vilonia Tornado is Top AP Story of 2014

by Associated Press 1/1/2015 09:39 pm

Arkansas' worst natural disaster of 2014 has been selected by Associated Press members as the state's top news story of the year, edging out the Republican dominance in the midterm elections and court decisions that opened the door to marriages between same-sex couples.

Amy Fecher to Head Rural Services; Lawrence Bengal, John Felts to Stay at Oil & Gas Commission, Parole Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 02:03 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Amy Fecher as director of the Department of Rural Services, and has also announced the retainment of Lawrence Bengal as director of the Oil & Gas Commission, and John Felts as chairman of the Arkansas Parole Board.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

SWEPCO Withdraws Plans for $116M Power Line

by Associated Press 12/30/2014 07:16 pm

Southwestern Electric Power Co. says it is withdrawing its application to build a 50-mile-long, high-voltage power line through northwest Arkansas.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

Lori L. Burrows Named VP, General Counsel for AECC/AECI

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2014 10:33 am

Lori L. Burrows has been named as vice president and general counsel for Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc.

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

by Mark Friedman 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016.

The Best & Worst of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

by Mark Carter 12/19/2014 09:38 am

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November.

UALR Receives ASTA Grant to Develop Bioenergy Nanotech

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2014 01:47 pm

The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has awarded a $37,000 grant for a University of Arkansas at Little Rock biology professor who says nanomaterials could increase the germination rate and biomass yield of bioenergy crops.

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