Insurance & Benefits Archive

One Bank & Trust: Sell or Build Capital Base

by George Waldon 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock's One Bank & Trust continues to operate under an unusual arrangement more than four years after the ouster of its owner and CEO, Layton “Scooter” Stuart.

Fire Proves Importance Of Ozark Regional Transit

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Ozark Regional Transit began running a full schedule of bus service two weeks after an early morning fire devastated most of its fleet.

Trial Reset, Richard Johns Still Due in Court Monday

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Richard Johns, the Little Rock physician charged with running a “pill mill” of fraudulent painkiller prescriptions, is scheduled to be in court Monday, but it won't be for the start of his trial.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

Hidden Figures (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Companies provide 401(k) plans for all the right reasons, but in doing so, employers also take on a fiduciary responsibility for making smart choices.

Hutchinson: Arkansas 'Ready to Go' on ACA Repeal But Concerned About Trade Tax

by Lance Turner 1/20/2017 09:03 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson appears on CNBC's "Squawk Box" to talk about the appeal of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act and the incoming Trump administration's trade plans.

American Household Debt Rises in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Total household debt in the United States rose by $63 billion to $12.35 trillion, a 0.5 percent increase, during the third quarter of 2016 compared with second-quarter 2016. That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which issued its latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit” Nov. 30.

John Goodson To Defend Himself at Circuit Court of Appeals

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Texarkana class-action attorney John Goodson will get his day before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 7.

JTS Financial Gets Controlling Interest in EBi

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2017 10:45 am

JTS Financial acquires controlling interest in Your Benefits Agency Inc. of Little Rock, which provides insurance to the state education sector, including school districts.

The Trump Effect: Arkansans Brace for Obamacare Repeal

by Mark Friedman 1/9/2017 12:00 am

With Obamacare in critical condition, Arkansas hospital officials are closely watching Washington while warning that it's too early to predict an outcome.

Balancing Work Life, the Law and Marijuana as a Medicine

by Marty Cook 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Despite disapproving political leaders, more than 53 percent of Arkansas voters were ready to give qualifying patients a chance to feel better through marijuana.

Midtown Transaction Reaches $44 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/9/2017 12:00 am

The five-building, 30-acre development at the northwest corner of Interstate 630 and University Avenue in Little Rock was sold to Little Rock Midtown Ltd., an affiliate of Provident Realty Advisors Inc. of Dallas.

Former State Senator Stanley Russ Dies

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2017 11:19 am

Former State Sen. Stanley Russ, 86, of Conway died Thursday. He served in the Legislature from 1975-99, as president pro tempore from 1995-97 and as majority leader in 1997.

On MSNBC, Fox Business, Cotton and Hutchinson Talk Health Care Reform

by Lance Turner 1/4/2017 08:18 am

Appearing on MSNBC and Fox Business, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Gov. Asa Hutchinson weigh in on the GOP's goal of repealing Obamacare.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

In the Workplace 2017: 'Ban the Box' and Concerted Activity Under the NLRA

by Regina Young and John Davis 12/29/2016 06:51 am

A quick look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

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