Government & Politics Archive

Former President Bush Campaigning for Jeb in Arkansas

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 11:51 am

Former President George W. Bush is campaigning in northwest Arkansas to help his brother Jeb's White House bid.

Parties Close to Final Settlement Over 'Scooter' Stuart Money

by George Waldon 9/28/2015 11:39 am

The final paperwork is nearing completion on a settlement agreement that will boost the equity capital at Little Rock's One Bank & Trust by $6.9 million.

Little Rock, West Memphis Added to Crime-Reduction Program

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 11:23 am

Two Arkansas cities are joining a federal program aimed at reducing violent crime rates.

Mike Huckabee Announces Arkansas Leadership Team

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 10:59 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Sen. John Boozman are chairing Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign in Arkansas as the former governor announced the support of most of the state's top officials.

Federal Judge to Hear Baxter County Nativity Scene Lawsuit

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 07:04 am

A federal judge next month will consider whether the lawn of the Baxter County Courthouse is an appropriate place to put up a Nativity scene.

Arkansas Tries to be First in Line for Cuba Trade (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/28/2015 06:59 am

With his visit to Cuba this week, Asa Hutchinson is trying to make Arkansas the first in the door to take advantage of the new relationship between the countries.

Asa Hutchinson Heads to Cuba on Trade Mission

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 06:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants Arkansas to be in a position to take advantage if the United States' embargo with Cuba is lifted — as he heads a trade mission to the country this week.

Arbitration Attorneys: Retirement Adviser Commercials Can Mislead Clients

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Ethel Sprouse, a real estate appraiser and former mayor of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, has become the poster child — or, rather, the poster senior citizen — for the type of investor who proves the need for the expanded fiduciary rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Are You My Fiduciary?

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Andy Terry is a professor of finance in the School of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He's also a chartered financial analyst and a registered investment adviser, and a friend's infuriating experience has prompted him to expand that part of his professional life.

Protecting Arkansas' Small Businesses (Tom Cotton and John Boozman Commentary)

by Tom Cotton and John Boozman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

As many Arkansans know, the franchise model has been one of the greatest examples of economic success in history. The benefits of franchises are widespread and shared by investors, business owners, employees and nearly every American.

Census Says U.S Median Income Stagnates

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Real median household income in the United States in 2014 showed no statistically significant change from 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau announced last week.

Planned Parenthood's Legal Victories

by Mark Friedman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Planned Parenthood continued its legal successes this month against states that attempt to cut its funding.

Arkansas House Democrats Elect Michael John Gray as Minority Leader

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 02:51 pm

Democratic State Rep. Michael John Gray of Augusta has been elected the party's minority leader in the state House.

Nucor to Invest $75M at Blytheville Steel Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2015 02:06 pm

Nucor Corp. announced Friday that its northeast Arkansas steel plant will install a $75 million Quench and Self-Tempering process, allowing it to produce certain grades of structural steel sections. Nucor aims to commission the new process in the second half of next year.

Janet Yellen Expects Fed to Raise Rates by Year's End

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 11:38 am

Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday that she expects the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates from record lows by the end of the year.

Arkansas, Arkansas State Get Grants to Study Terrorism

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 07:44 am

The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have each been awarded U.S. Department of Justice grants for studies into homegrown terrorism.

Little Rock Officials Vote to Rename Confederate Boulevard

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 07:42 am

The Little Rock Planning Commission has voted in support of changing the name of a stretch of road called Confederate Boulevard.

Economy Grew at 3.9 Percent Rate in April-June Quarter

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 07:37 am

The U.S. economy grew at an even faster clip in the spring than previously estimated. But there is concern that growth slowed in the summer, held back by global headwinds and turbulent financial markets.

Little Rock Officials Vote to Rename Confederate Boulevard

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 07:20 am

Confederate Boulevard combines with Springer Boulevard and Barber Street to make a roughly 2.5-mile thoroughfare in a predominantly black section of southeast Little Rock that runs past the Little Rock National Cemetery.

Nucor to Announce 'Significant' Investment in Mississippi County

by Lance Turner 9/24/2015 04:04 pm

Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. plans to will announce "a significant capital investment" in Mississippi County and "the State of Arkansas." It's planning a media event for 2 p.m. Friday.