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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Expand Plant in Calhoun County, Add 85 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 03:02 pm

Aerojet Rocketdyne says it will expand its operation in the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, adding 85 jobs to bring total employment there to more than 630.

Donald Trump Set for Arkansas GOP Fundraiser

by Associated Press 6/22/2015 01:50 pm

Businessman and reality television star Donald Trump will travel to Hot Springs next month as a keynote speaker for the Republican Party of Arkansas.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

Tom Cotton Says He Will Return Earl Holt Contribution

by Associated Press 6/22/2015 10:53 am

The leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof made $65,000 in donations to Republicans, including several to Republican presidential candidates as well as U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, The Guardian newspaper reported Sunday night.

King-Burwell Ruling Could Prompt New Debate in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/22/2015 07:16 am

Months after Arkansas lawmakers avoided another protracted fight over the future of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion, the nation's highest court could throw the Legislature back into an all-too-familiar debate over a key part of the federal health care law.

Huckabee: Confederate Battle Flag Should be Up to State

by Associated Press 6/22/2015 07:13 am

Republican Mike Huckabee and other GOP presidential contenders are staying clear of the Confederate flag debate in South Carolina, saying it's an issue that should be decided by the state, not the federal government.

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.

Little Rock Residential Housing & Public Facilities Board Hands Out Unadvertised Grants

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

Eleven Little Rock nonprofit organizations will be splitting up almost $723,000 in grants from the Little Rock Residential Housing & Public Facilities Board.

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.

Arkansas Aerospace's Summer in Paris

by Marty Cook 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas too often keeps some “well-kept secrets” as far as business goes. The aerospace industry doesn't want to be secretive anymore.

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.

Analysts: Repeal of Health Law Would Boost Economy But Add to Deficit

by Associated Press 6/19/2015 11:26 am

Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, according to a nonpartisan government study released Friday.

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.

Group Drops Bid to Repeal Anti-Discrimination Limits in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/19/2015 07:44 am

A group dropped its campaign on Thursday to repeal an Arkansas law aimed at prohibiting cities and counties from extending anti-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians.

Fayetteville Calling in the Goats to Rid Park of Invasive Plants

by Associated Press 6/19/2015 06:40 am

Connie Rieper-Estes, owner of Greedy Goats of Northwest Arkansas, says she contacted Fayetteville's Adopt-A-Park program after the city put out a call for volunteers to help weed Wilson Park.

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.

Arkansas Scales Back Voting Machine Plan to 4 Counties

by Associated Press 6/18/2015 07:03 am

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin is scaling back plans to replace the state's voting machines for next year's primary and says the new equipment will instead be deployed in just four counties.

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.

Little Rock Council Rejects Police Residency Requirement

by Associated Press 6/17/2015 07:33 am

The Little Rock City Council has rejected a proposal to require newly hired police officers to live within city limits.

Update: Larry McElroy, Shot Near Little Rock Air Force Base, Dies

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/17/2015 07:16 am

Authorities say an armed man who was shot by guards this week outside of an Air Force base in Arkansas has died.

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