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Furniture Factory Outlet to Move Headquarters to Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2015 02:52 pm

Furniture Factory Outlet said Tuesday that it will move its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations from Muldrow, Oklahoma, to Fort Smith.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Summit of Faith-Based Groups

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/7/2015 11:46 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's asking faith-based groups from around the state to help address a shortage of homes for foster children and a need for more re-entry programs for inmates leaving prison.

Residents Hope to Save Historic Hot Springs Hotel

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/6/2015 07:09 am

While some residents in downtown Hot Springs want the Majestic Hotel debris cleaned up, some are rallying to protect portions of the crumbling building they say can and should be restored to its former glory.

Arkansas Supreme Court Punts on Gay Marriage (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/6/2015 07:07 am

By punting a same-sex marriage case that sat before it for more than seven months, members of the Arkansas Supreme Court left unresolved a serious question about how sacrosanct a voter-approved constitutional amendment really is.

Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee Compete for Evangelical Votes

by Associated Press 7/6/2015 07:04 am

Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes this weekend, telling a congregation in Georgia that God favors the U.S. but warning that the nation is on a perilous spiritual path.

Soul of the South Board Member Mac Hogan Steps Down

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Mac Hogan, who invested $375,000 in the fledgling television network, submitted a brief letter to Secretary Bill Campbell and board Chairman Ladly Abraham on Tuesday. The letter stated that Hogan was resigning from the board and all related entities.

LPGA Tourney Showcases Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The ninth edition — now officially the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G — was won by Na Yeon Choi on June 28 in front of large crowds, most of whom were rooting for former University of Arkansas star Stacy Lewis, who finished in a tie for third.

Tear Down This Embargo (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Sen. John Boozman is sponsoring a bill that would enable Cuba to use credit to buy U.S. agricultural products, including Arkansas rice and chicken. And he's among the many Arkansans calling for the end of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

Consumers and Highway Funding (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas consumers recognize the importance of smoother and safer roads. Consumers get it. And here's hoping the new Highway Funding Working Group assembled by Gov. Asa Hutchinson gets it, too.

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Starts $1.8 Million in Construction Projects

by Mark Friedman 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport will begin several construction projects this month that are worth a total of $1.84 million.

Springdale Water, Little Rock Beef Up CNG Fleets

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

While private companies have reported benefits from using or offering compressed natural gas, several cities and utilities in Arkansas have also turned to the alternative fuel source. Springdale Water Utilities added CNG trucks to its fleet last year, and the city of Little Rock has been purchasing more of the vehicles.

CNG Stations Continue Expansion in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Compressed natural gas stations around the state are seeing gains in fuel sales and demand, despite lower costs this year for traditional fuels.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Arkansas leaders try to diffuse war of words on gay marriage

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/3/2015 06:00 pm

Opposition from Arkansas legislative leaders to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling lifting the ban on gay marriage nationwide bubbled over into a war of words late Thursday between the state's legislative and executive branches.

Hutchinson Names 3 to Arkansas Board of Education

by Associated Press 7/2/2015 03:50 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has made three appointments, including a top Wal-Mart official, to the board which governs education in Arkansas.

Arkansas Launches Farmer-Veteran Initiative

by Mark Carter 7/2/2015 03:02 pm

The "Homegrown by Heroes Arkansas Grown" program merges the national Homegrown by Heroes program, started in Kentucky, with the Arkansas Grown initiative, which promotes Arkansas farmers and growers and their products.

Arkansas DHS, Shorter College Create Partnership

by Associated Press 7/2/2015 03:00 pm

The Arkansas Department of Human Services and Shorter College in North Little Rock have created a program to offer college credits to youth at a DHS residential facility.

Update: US Unemployment Falls to 7-Year Low, But Wages Flat

by Associated Press 7/2/2015 02:20 pm

U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low.

Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year with $191M Surplus

by Mark Carter 7/2/2015 10:59 am

Arkansas ended the fiscal year with a surplus of $191.6 million, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Finance & Administration.

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