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Park Avenue Lofts in Sights of Potential New Owner

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Did you know a deal is in the works that will bring new ownership to Little Rock's Park Avenue Lofts?

Sissy's Log Cabin To Expand Heights Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

A January smash-and-grab at Sissy's Log Cabin on North Grant Street in Little Rock apparently hasn't done much to slow the store down.

The Business Value of Listening (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 5/11/2015 12:00 am

There are reams of articles on listening, with approaches that vary widely. Most of what is required to listen, however, is to pay attention, remove distractions and remain fully present for the work in front of us.

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

by Gwen Moritz 5/11/2015 12:00 am

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state's unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak.

Professional Degrees Edge Doctoral in Earnings, Unemployment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The education categories in the graphic reflect only the highest level of education attained. They don't take into account completion of training programs in the form of apprenticeships and other on-the-job training, which may also influence earnings and unemployment rates.

Arkansas Worker Education Ready for Makeover

by Jan Cottingham 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Over a year after state Sen. Jane English began her crusade to reform workforce education in Arkansas, Charisse Childers is poised to carry out what English thinks is the centerpiece of that reformation: Act 892 of 2015, signed into law last month.

QualChoice Working to Add HMO Plan

by Mark Friedman 5/8/2015 04:30 pm

The Arkansas Insurance Department recently awarded QualChoice Advantage Inc. a certificate of authority to operate a new health maintenance organization in Arkansas.

Fort Smith Keeps Top Spot in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2015 08:45 am

Fort Smith retained the top spot in the latest Arkansas Tech Business Index, released Wednesday. It has led the index in 10 of the 14 months Tech has produced the ATBI.

Private Option Enrollment High Among Arkansas Parolees

by Associated Press 5/5/2015 01:32 pm

About 70 percent of the state's more than 52,000 parolees and probationers have signed up for Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion, prison and parole officials told a legislative task force Thursday.

Rural Hospitals Struggle to Stay Open, Adapt to Changes

by Associated Press 5/5/2015 01:30 pm

A growing number of rural U.S. hospitals are closing their doors, citing a complex combination of changing demographics, medical practices, management decisions and federal policies that have put more financial pressure on facilities that sometimes average only a few in-patients a day.

Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 10:48 am

Tickets are available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

Sue Owens on the Educational Impact of Economics Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

After more than 20 years in banking, Sue Owens became executive director of Economics Arkansas — then known as the Arkansas Council on Economic Education — in 2004.

Consolidation Pares Roster of Arkansas Banks

by Gwen Moritz 5/4/2015 12:00 am

2014 started with 120 separate banks chartered in Arkansas and ended with 109. Two have become inactive in 2015.

Details on Burt Reynolds Foreclosure Deposition Still Smokey

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

According to records filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Gregory T. Young, who works at Young & Associates at 11501 Huron Lane, was deposed earlier this month in a foreclosure lawsuit involving actor Burt Reynolds.

Acme Bankruptcy Proceedings Reveal Kevin Lewis Loss

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

A fractious relationship between Hildene Capital Management and Acme Holding Co. was evident in the April 2-3 courtroom interaction between Rex Terry of Fort Smith, Hildene's local counsel, and Lex and Alex Golden of Little Rock.

How America's Middle Class Has Shrunk Since 2000

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

The struggles of middle-class American families and growing income inequality have risen to the top of the national agenda.

Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup

by Mark Carter 4/22/2015 02:54 pm

Teams from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Harding University in Searcy took top honors at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition awards.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2015 09:53 am

The state's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6 percent in March, reflecting a revised rate for February. According to DWS, the state's civilian labor force rose by 4,900 from January to February, a result of 5,800 more employed and 900 fewer unemployed Arkansans.

Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

by George Waldon 4/20/2015 12:00 am

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains.

For Fairness (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/20/2015 12:00 am

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.