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Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire.
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Saline Memorial Breaks Ground on Bryant Campus

The campus will be called the Saline Memorial Bryant Medical Campus. It will be located at the intersection of Market Place Drive and Highway 5, just north of the Ashley Furniture Home Store and Wal-Mart in Bryant.
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Health Care Law Paperwork Costs Small Businesses Thousands

Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before the new regulations went into effect.
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US Economic Growth Might Be Mild, But It's Also Really Durable

The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate, the government said Friday — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. read more >

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.5 Percent

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in February, down a tenth of a percentage point from January, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Asa Hutchinson Names Mike Preston as New AEDC Director

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Mike Preston as the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Preston previously served as director of government relations for Enterprise Florida. read more >

CDC: Uninsured Drop by 11M Since Passage of Health Care Overhaul

The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. read more >

Arkansas Senate Approves Medicaid Plan Termination Notices

Thousands of people enrolled in Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would receive notices that their coverage is ending - even though lawmakers haven't decided the program's future - under a proposal approved Monday by the Senate. read more >

Arkansas State University to Hold Women's Business Leadership Conference April 2

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is holding a Women's Business Leadership Conference on April 2 in Centennial Hall at the Carl R. Reng Student Union and at the Delta Center for Economic Development. read more >

Humana Selling Concentra Unit for About $1B

Humana Inc. says it will sell its Concentra Inc. unit to MJ Acquisition Corp. for just under $1.06 billion in cash. read more >

Obamacare Nostalgia (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Obamacare is 5 years old this week, and that milestone has sent me on a nostalgic journey that dates back a quarter-century. read more >

Pediatrics Plus Purchase Leads Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

Two west Little Rock properties, a children's health care and learning center and an office-retail/bowling alley project, top this week's six-pack of seven-digit deals. read more >

Mississippi County Hospitals Expect To See Tax Revenue

Ralph Beaty, the CEO of the Mississippi County Hospital System, already has a list of projects to fund with the money generated from the 0.5 percent countywide sales tax that voters approved in October. read more >

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