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Arkansas Cowers Under Senate Advertising Barrage

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/23/2014 10:19 am

Arkansas has been especially hard hit this year by an ad blitz focused on the state's Senate race and, to a lesser extent, the governor's office.

National Waterways Conference Set for Little Rock in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2014 10:09 am

The National Waterways Conference will take place in Little Rock next year.

Conway Eyes Alternative Fuel Source for Trucks

by Associated Press 9/23/2014 09:16 am

Leaders in Conway are deciding whether to drill test wells in the city's landfill to see if enough methane exists underground to use as a fuel source.

Jackson Stephens Jr. Files Lawsuit Over Arkansas Minimum Wage Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/23/2014 09:13 am

A lawsuit filed before the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday is seeking to block from the November ballot a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage.

More than $1.6M in Grants for Faulkner County

by Associated Press 9/22/2014 04:55 pm

Members of the state's federal delegation have announced more than $1.6 million in economic development grants for Faulkner County for expansion of disaster recovery efforts and water, sewer and road infrastructure projects.

Meeting Set for Carbon Pollution Stakeholders

by Associated Press 9/22/2014 03:32 pm

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Public Service Commission are meeting next month over the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan.

Mike Beebe Archives Headed to Arkansas State University

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 02:55 pm

Once he leaves office in January, eight years worth of papers, video, photographs and other memorabilia from Gov. Mike Beebe will make their way to Arkansas State University.

John Correnti, Governor Break Ground on $1.3B Big River Steel Mill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/22/2014 11:17 am

Steel executive John Correnti, Gov. Mike Beebe and other state and local leaders marked the groundbreaking of the $1.3 billion Big River Steel project Monday in Osceola.

No on Issue No. 3 (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/22/2014 12:00 am

We'd like to support the amendment to the Arkansas Constitution mandating ethics reforms; we really would. In 2012, this publication editorialized in favor of a proposed initiated act seeking to reform campaign financing and limit lobbyists' influence on Arkansas legislators. We'd back a similar proposal again. But ballot Issue No. 3 isn't just about ethics reforms.

Hope for Tomorrow (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Yes, I know that a college degree still pays for itself over time, but that's cold comfort to a 22-year-old who faces a monstrous debt as soon as he picks up his diploma. Debt always limits options — always — and it isn't uncommon for college debt to limit a person's options for 15 or even 20 years.

Census Shows Details of 2013 New Housing

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Highlights of the U.S. Census Bureau's annual report of the 569,000 single-family homes completed in 2013.

Argenta Community Development Corp. Weighs Its Future

by Mark Friedman 9/22/2014 12:00 am

While Argenta Community Development Corp. of North Little Rock ponders its future — including whether to dissolve — the nonprofit first must deal with a foreclosure lawsuit filed against it last month after defaulting on a $560,000 loan.

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Debate Shows New Fault Lines in Race (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/21/2014 05:38 pm

Usually overshadowed by a nationally watched Senate race that could decide which party controls that chamber, Arkansas' gubernatorial hopefuls showed they have just as many jabs to throw at each other as they met for their first televised debate last week.

Groundbreakings Planned on Major Arkansas Projects

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 9/21/2014 05:33 pm

Construction work is set to begin this week on two highly anticipated projects in Arkansas: a $1.3 billion steel mill in Osceola and the new $50 million museum in Fort Smith honoring the U.S. Marshals Service.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Spar over Tax Cuts, Ads in Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/19/2014 11:36 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross sparred over their competing tax cut plans and negative ads blanketing Arkansas' airwaves as they squared off in an occasionally testy debate Friday night.

Highway Commission Chooses Massman Construction for Broadway Bridge Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2014 03:54 pm

Arkansas Highway Commission accepts the $98.4 million bid from Massman Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri, to replace the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Up to 6.3 Percent in August

by Lee Hogan 9/19/2014 10:09 am

For the first time in 10 months, and the first time this year, Arkansas' unemployment rate increased from the previous month.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Square Off in Televised Debate

by Associated Press 9/19/2014 08:21 am

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are set to square off in their first televised debate in the race for Arkansas' top office.

Asa Hutchinson Predicts Advertising Onslaught

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/18/2014 07:37 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that Arkansas residents are about to be treated to something that voters in Iowa and New Hampshire see every four years — a barrage of political advertising.

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