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Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

Arkansas Business introduced “The Power List” in 2006, and after updating it annually for a few years, we decided to spread it out. That means there have been a lot of changes in 20 industries and professions since our last installment in 2011, so we've been doing a lot of rounding up of resumes and photos in the last few weeks.
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One Bank Turns Attention to Scooter Stuart Life Insurance Payouts

The leadership at One Bank & Trust has steered the Little Rock lender back to court in a new lawsuit connected with its former owner, Layton “Scooter” Stuart
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Report: Adding Vision, Dental Would Cost $43M

Adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, according to a report released Thursday, but state officials said they're not looking at expanding the program's benefits.
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A Closer Look: Arkansas Unemployment and Employment

The unemployment rate in Arkansas fell in June to 6.2 percent, but the number of people employed “continues to be a source of concern,” state economic forecaster Michael Pakko noted recently. read more >

Obamacare Hit by Ruling, but Subsidies to Continue

A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. read more >

Study: Nearly 1 in 3 Arkansas Kids Live in Poverty

Nearly three out of 10 kids are living in poverty in Arkansas, but the number of children without health insurance has gone down, according to a national study released Tuesday that shows how children fare in each state. read more >

Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation

Top executives at the world's largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business' annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon. read more >

Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

Arkansas' minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly. read more >

Lessons Learned (Editorial)

One of our best additions to the pages of Arkansas Business in our redesign three years ago has turned out to be the weekly Executive Q&A. It's a good way of getting new voices into the paper, voices largely unfiltered by editors because the Q&As are usually done via email and we publish the answers largely as written (though sometimes abbreviated because of space constraints). read more >

Rob Noirot, Chris Green Join DataPath (Movers & Shakers)

Rob Noirot has been hired as business relationship manager at DataPath Inc. of Little Rock, and Chris Green has been hired as national sales executive. Noirot previously worked in business banking and treasury management at U.S. Bank. Green was formerly a regional manager for George R. Douglas & Associates in Memphis. read more >

TeleTech, Open in Sherwood, Plans New Center in Jonesboro, 150 Jobs

TeleTech Holdings Inc., which this week opened its new Sherwood customer service center, said Thursday that it will open a second site in Jonesboro and employ 150 people. read more >

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Teams With Aledade To Arm, Reward Docs

Aledade is what's called an ACO, an accountable care organization, a relatively new type of entity established by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act for the purpose of improving health care quality while controlling unnecessary spending. read more >

Geyer Springs Shopping Center Leads Off List of Recent Million-Dollar Deals

This week's installment of seven-digit deals is led off by neighboring retail properties in southwest Little Rock. read more >

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