Government & Politics Archive

At Latest Summit, Wal-Mart Seeks More American-Made Goods

by Marty Cook 6/28/2016 10:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. promised "everything is a yes" at the opening session of the company's "Open Call" with suppliers of U.S.-made products Tuesday. The U.S. Manufacturing Summit, held at the company's home office in Bentonville, is part of the retailer's 2013 initiative to spend $250 billion on American-produced goods for its stores, Sam's Clubs and Walmart.com.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Rutledge Evaluating Abortion Ruling's Impact on Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/28/2016 07:14 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is evaluating how a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas abortion law will affect a lawsuit over Arkansas' restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered.

Mark Raines Named PR Director at CJRW, Replacing Richard McKeown

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:15 pm

Veteran TV newsman Mark Raines has been promoted to vice president and director of public relations at CJRW, the Little Rock advertising and marketing agency.

Advocates for Environment Not Sorry to See Fracking Stop in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The 10-year boom in Arkansas natural gas production poured billions of dollars into the state, but some Arkansans are not sad to see it end.

Media Gateway Emerges From Soul of the South

by George Waldon 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Matthew Davidge was a client of SSN Media Gateway when he first visited the west Little Rock operation. Now he's an owner.

Team SI, CJRW on Data, Results and Landing AEDC Contracts

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission broke up its longstanding single contract into three contracts this year, giving Team SI an $800,000 digital marketing contract and CJRW its advertising and PR contracts.

Hogs Get Slaughtered (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Bob Williams, now of Simmons First Investment Group, told me years ago of a warning he received from a mentor early in his career: “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.” I'm not sure why that stuck with me the way it has, but I remember those words every time I watch another well-paid executive or politician destroy himself because plenty is never enough.

Economic Challenges Vary by Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Economic challenges faced by Americans vary greatly by income, according to a Federal Reserve report released last month.

Conner Eldridge Tests State's Gun Stance in Senate Bid (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2016 01:30 pm

With ramped-up criticism of Sen. John Boozman's vote against an effort to keep terrorists from buying guns, challenger Conner Eldridge is testing how much Arkansas' views of guns have changed since 2014.

SPONSORED: It's Time for Arkansans to say, 'No More Dumb Money!'

by 6/23/2016 10:40 am

Partnership provides SmartDollar education and planning program to improve financial wellness.

Caddo River Forest Products to Restart Glenwood Sawmill, Employ 136

by Sarah Campbell 6/22/2016 04:26 pm

Caddo River Forest Products plans to reopen a sawmill in Glenwood, investing $50 million and creating 136 new jobs and up to 300 new "indirect" jobs in the area.

Burgundy Book: Most Arkansans Expect Economic Conditions To Stay the Same

by Sarah Campbell 6/22/2016 11:14 am

According to a May survey of business contacts, 69 percent expect economic conditions in 2016 will be about the same as last year, an improvement from three months earlier, when a little less than half expected conditions to worsen.

CJRW Hires Capitol Veteran to Work on AEDC Account

by Kyle Massey 6/21/2016 11:40 am

Katherine Vasilos, director of operations and special projects for the Arkansas House of Representatives, has been hired as an account executive at CJRW.

Class-Action Attorneys Subject of New Class-Action Suit

by Gwen Moritz 6/21/2016 11:18 am

Robert Trammell, the Little Rock attorney who tried to slow down a controversial class-action settlement in Polk County Circuit Court last fall, has now filed a class-action suit against the lawyers who are set to be sanctioned for abusing the court system.

Cited by City, Repairs Underway at Hot Springs' Arlington Hotel

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Repairs to remedy unsafe conditions are in motion at the Arlington Hotel & Spa, featuring nearly 500 rooms and suites at 239 Central Ave. in Hot Springs.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Class Action, Or Lone Case Of Paid Debt?

by Mark Friedman 6/20/2016 12:00 am

When William Echols of Amity made a nearly $1,400 credit card payment in 2012, he thought he was done with the bill. But it was only the beginning.

UALR Professor Nitin Agarwal Fights Terrorists

by Sarah Campbell 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Propaganda from "Deviant groups" like ISIS is being disseminated more quickly than would have been possible with traditional methods, according to Nitin Agarwal of UALR.

Thoughts, Prayers — And Research (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Last week, the American Medical Association called gun violence “a public health crisis” and declared it would lobby Congress to repeal legislation prohibiting the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention from researching the issue.