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Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Video: Ritchie Power Plant Brought Down in Implosions

by Associated Press 9/18/2015 11:58 am

A 51-year-old power plant in Arkansas was brought down in a series of implosions as Entergy Arkansas moves forward with more modern electricity-generating facilities.

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 11:41 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Friday announced the 57 new members of its Leadership Arkansas Class X.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

With Fed Rate Decision Looming, Stocks Head Lower

by Associated Press 9/14/2015 11:31 am

The U.S. stock market drifted lower Monday ahead of a much-anticipated Federal Reserve meeting later this week, and more signs of slowing economic growth in China weighed on prices for copper and other commodities.

Twitter Effort Tackles Infrastructure Needs

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Shannon Newton's constituents are - obviously as president of the Arkansas Trucking Association - Arkansas trucking executives, who are in favor of raising the federal fuel tax to fund highway upkeep and repair.

Arkansas Municipalities Left to Clean up After Property Owners Leave Mess

by Mark Friedman 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Dealing with property owners who neglect dilapidated commercial buildings is becoming a growing problem for cities, especially when they crumble, Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said. Other officials in cities and towns in Arkansas agree with her.

Oil Production in US Seen Tumbling Due to Price Drop

by Associated Press 9/11/2015 11:17 am

Oil supply from the United States, Russia and other non-OPEC countries is expected to drop sharply next year — possibly the steepest decline since the Soviet Union collapsed — because of low prices, the International Energy Agency forecast Friday.

UA System Gets $5M From Former Southwestern Energy CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2015 09:46 am

Charles E. Scharlau, former CEO of Southwestern Energy Co., will donate $5 million to create an endowed chair in presidential leadership at the University of Arkansas System.

Survey: US More Competitive Globally, But Inequality a Risk

by Associated Press 9/9/2015 10:44 am

Income inequality will remain a persistent problem despite brighter prospects for U.S. companies globally, according to an annual survey of Harvard Business School alumni officially being released Wednesday.

The World of Absolutes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Markets — especially those that are adequately regulated and reasonably transparent — are efficient over time. But on a day-to-day basis, the value of each stock or index is just a guess. Sometimes an educated guess. Sometime a hunch. Sometimes just herd behavior.

Increase the Gas Tax Now (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Gas taxes are the fairest, simplest way to fund good roads. But revenue from the per-gallon consumption tax is declining because vehicles are using less gas. And consumption will continue to fall as cars and trucks become ever more efficient.

Today's Power to Provide Solar Array for Ozarks Electric Cooperative

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2015 11:30 am

Today's Power Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. of Little Rock, said Friday that it reached an agreement to provide a one-megawatt AC solar array for Ozarks Electric Cooperative of Fayetteville.

Seeco Unit to Pay $950K to Settle Mineral Trespass Claim in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 9/1/2015 04:41 pm

SWN Production (Arkansas) LLC has agreed to pay the federal government $950,000 to resolve claims that the company tapped unleased federally owned minerals in Conway and Van Buren counties over a three-year period.

Harrison's ReBounces Puts Extra Life Into Tennis Balls, Courts

by Mark Carter 8/31/2015 12:00 am

ReBounces, founded in 2008 and one of the first startups affiliated with the Innovate Arkansas program, developed a way to repressurize old tennis balls and give them new life.

ADEQ: Clean Power Plan Final Rule Improvement Over Draft

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 12:40 pm

Arkansas is in better shape under the federal Clean Power Plan final rule than it was under the plan's draft, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Director Becky Keogh said Monday.

Series of LR Apartments Produces $65 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/24/2015 12:00 am

A quartet of Little Rock apartments sold for a combined $65 million. Affiliates of Somerset Partners LLC of New York bought the projects from affiliates of Bell Partners Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Big River Tabs David Stickler as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 03:41 pm

Stickler is a member of Big River's board of directors and had served as its chief administrative officer. In addition, board member Dan Murray was appointed chairman and Big River Construction Manager Jim Bell was elected to the board.

Big River's John Correnti Found Dead in Chicago

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 09:01 am

John Correnti, CEO of Big River Steel, was found dead Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68. A cause of death has not been released. Correnti was leading the $1.3 billion steel mill project being built south of Osceola in Mississippi County.

Don Weaver on Paving Over Potholes in Federal Highway Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Don Weaver graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He's the chairman of the board of The Road Information Program and has served on the Associated General Contractors of America national board since 2001. Weaver-Bailey is based in El Paso.


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