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Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.

75-MPH Limit Still Awaits Green Light on Arkansas Highways

by Marty Cook 8/14/2017 12:00 am

A law allowing the Arkansas Highway Commission to raise the highway speed limit to 75 mph went into effect Aug. 1, but the actual raising of any speed limits will have to wait until the Department of Transportation and its engineers complete an updated traffic study.

Entergy Arkansas Names VP of Customer Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2017 08:52 am

Entergy Arkansas Inc. on Thursday named Melanie Taylor its new vice president of customer service. She had been serving in that role in an interim capacity since June.

Murphy Oil Reports $17M Operating Loss for 2Q

by Kyle Massey 8/2/2017 05:40 pm

The fuel exploration and production giant based in El Dorado saw the results as a strong performance considering a decline in crude oil prices in the period.

Murphy USA Reports $55.6M in 2Q Profit

by Kyle Massey 8/2/2017 04:56 pm

Murphy USA Inc., the nationwide fuel and convenience retailer based in El Dorado, reports second-quarter financial results, including net income of $55.6 million, or $1.51 per diluted share.

Startups and More Bubble Up from Governor's Cup

by Sam Hoisington 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Over nearly two decades of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition, just over $2 million in prize money has been given to teams of college students with entrepreneurship ideas deemed promising by competition judges.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

SWEPCO Plans to Buy $3.2B Stake in Nation's Largest Wind Farm

by Kyle Massey 7/27/2017 04:59 pm

Southwestern Electric Power Co., which provides electricity to 113,000 customers in western Arkansas, is ready to reap the wind, or at least its power, from one of the biggest clean energy projects in the world.

UA Little Rock Professor Awarded $500K For Fuel Cell Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 01:22 pm

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has received $500,000 to develop high-performance, cost-effective transportation fuel cells.

SPP Agrees to End Enforcement Role; Workers to Keep Jobs

by Kyle Massey 7/25/2017 04:33 pm

Southwest Power Pool is ending its role as a regional enforcer of standards for reliability in the bulk power grid, agreeing to eliminate the SPP Regional Entity no later than the end of 2018.

Dispute Over Taxes Tears Family Apart

by Mark Friedman 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Roger and Shirley Bailey of Scott have become enmeshed in bitter legal fights with their youngest son Jeffrey, stemming from who should have paid payroll taxes for their business Rig-Up Electrical Services Inc.

Burlsworth Foundation to Honor Curt Bradbury of Stephens Inc. (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Curt Bradbury, chief operating officer of Stephens Inc., will be honored by the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation on Oct. 10 at the Brandon Burlsworth Legends Dinner, which is to be held at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Public-Private Partnerships Face Headwinds in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

State Rep. Warwick Sabin finally got his public-private partnership bill passed in the Arkansas Legislature this year, but political compromises left some holes in its potential uses.

Good Samaritan Clinic Names Patti Kimbrough Executive Director (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Patti Kimbrough has been hired as executive director of Good Samaritan Clinic in Fort Smith.

Lindsay Faulkner Joins Nabholz Environmental (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Lindsay Faulkner has been hired as a project manager at Nabholz Environmental Services in Little Rock.

Mayor Bob McCaslin Says Bonds Spent on Bentonville Resources Show Crystal Clear Effects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Bob McCaslin served two terms as an alderman before being elected to his first term as mayor of Bentonville in November 2006.

Stuttgart's Stratton Seed Gets PSC Approval for 1MW Solar Array

by Kyle Massey 7/13/2017 10:33 am

Stratton Seed Co. of Stuttgart plans to build a 1-megawatt solar array capable of supplying power to all 11 of its facilities in Arkansas and Lonoke counties.

Little Change, No Layoffs Planned at Rineco Chemical After Big Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Ernie Walker, Rineco's new president, told us that not too many changes have been made since Heritage Environmental Services LLC of Indianapolis bought the Benton waste management company.

Mayor Pat McCabe on Moving Hot Springs Full Steam Ahead

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Pat McCabe was appointed mayor by the Hot Springs Board of Directors in April after the resignation of Mayor Ruth Carney in March.

Board of Directors Stay Anchored at Little Rock Port Authority (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Dexter Doyne has been re-elected chair of the Little Rock Port Authority board of directors.

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