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Victory Blue Unveils New Plant in North Little Rock

by Austin DuVall 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Victory Blue, a national manufacturer of diesel exhaust fluid, held an open house recently to celebrate the opening of its new manufacturing facility at 700 Dixie St. in North Little Rock.

US Chamber Official: Modest Gas Tax Hike Best Way to Fund Highways

by Mark Carter 6/25/2015 03:36 pm

The best way to keep the U.S. Highway Trust Fund solvent is to raise the federal user fee that funds it, said Janet Kavinoky, director of transportation and infrastructure for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Little Rock.

Arvest Survey: Arkansans Making Major Household Purchases

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 10:25 am

Arkansas consumers have more student loans but are carefully paying bills and making large purchases, according to the third installment of the spring 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey. The survey said that 24 percent of Arkansas respondents plan to make a major household purchase in the next six months.

Matt Morais Named Associate General Counsel at Southwest Power Pool

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 09:38 am

Morais will be responsible for legal and regulatory policy issues involving Federal Energy Regulatory Commission matters related to markets and operations, according to a news release.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Fayetteville Express Pipeline Says Tax Assessment Too High

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Fayetteville Express Pipeline LLC has filed a challenge to the Arkansas Public Service Commission's 2014 tax assessment of its pipeline.

McClelland Consulting Engineers Adds Three to Fayetteville Office (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Adam Lesso, William Fellows and Nick Batker have been hired by McClelland Consulting Engineers Inc. and will work from its Fayetteville office.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Former 40 Under 40 Member Chris Olsen on Staying Evergreen in Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

In partnership with his father, Chris Olsen bought the Doramus landscape company in 1996, changing the name to Horticare and selling it in 2005. In 2003, he opened his second home and garden store, Botanica Gardens. In May, Olsen opened Plantopia Home & Garden Center in North Little Rock.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Study: Mega Injections of Wastewater Triggers More Earthquakes

by Associated Press 6/18/2015 02:51 pm

The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

NLR Company First in Arkansas to Get FAA Approval for Commercial Drone Use

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 02:12 pm

A North Little Rock company is the first in the state to receive Federal Aviation Administration approval to operate unmanned aerial systems commercially.

Sediver Incentives Included Cash from Arkansas, West Memphis

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The French manufacturer that plans to produce insulators for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line project was offered a host of incentives for opening a plant in West Memphis.

Corporate Citizenship (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The cost of a customer rewards campaign by a Canadian bank giving away flowers and baseball tickets had to have been dwarfed by the enormous goodwill it generated. So how much greater then is the goodwill generated by something like Murphy Oil Corp.'s El Dorado Promise?

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

El Dorado Riding High on Murphy ‘Promise'

by Sean Beherec 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Today, more than 1,500 students have benefited from the El Dorado Promise, attending schools across the country, with another 262 students eligible this year. The Promise is also receiving credit for being a catalyst for driving growth in the city and putting the brakes on decreased enrollment in the school district.

Update: Comment Period Extended for Clean Line Project

by Mark Carter 6/12/2015 11:08 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation on Tuesday officially asked the Department of Energy to extend the comment period for the feasibility review of the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project that would run across Arkansas.

Congress Moving to Block EPA Regulation of Streams, Wetlands

by Associated Press 6/10/2015 11:19 am

Congressional Republicans are pushing to block an Obama administration rule designed to protect water quality in small streams, tributaries and wetlands before it goes into effect later this year.

Appeals Court Tosses Lawsuits Challenging Obama's Climate Change Plan

by Associated Press 6/9/2015 11:29 am

A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a pair of high-profile lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's sweeping plan to address climate change, saying it's too early to challenge a proposed rule that isn't yet final.

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