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Northwest Arkansas Transforming Into a Tech Hub

Northwest Arkansas Transforming Into a Tech Hub

Northwest Arkansas isn't California's Silicon Valley and has a long way to go before it can be considered remotely comparable, but technology industry leaders say the area is proving to be on the short list of best places in the field.
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Dow Drops 350, Sees Worst Day of Year as Greek Crisis Escalates

Stocks are closing with their biggest losses of the year as investors worry about fallout from Greece's worsening debt crisis.
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Startup Junkie's Jeff Amerine on Using Entrepreneurship to Innovate Arkansas

Jeff Amerine recently left his position as director of Technology Ventures at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to devote himself full time to Startup Junkie Consulting, the firm he began in 2008.
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Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees. read more >

Acxiom CEO Scott Howe Gets $1.2M Raise in Fiscal 2015

Scott Howe, CEO of Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock, was paid $6.3 million in fiscal 2015 — a pay bump of more than $1.2 million compared to fiscal 2014, according to documents filed Wednesday. Howe's total compensation included a base salary of $650,000. read more >

Trade Schools Have to Find Grads Jobs, or Lose Financial Aid

New rules go into effect today for any school with a career-training program. Graduates have to be able to earn enough money to repay their student loans, or a school risks losing access to financial aid. read more >

Public Advocate: NYC Funds Should Divest from Wal-Mart

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is calling for the city's pensions funds to divest from Wal-Mart. read more >

Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?” read more >

Wal-Mart SVP Rick Webb: NWA Needs Employees Educated in STEM

Wal-Mart needs vast numbers of technologically advanced workers and needs them as soon as possible, says SVP Rick Webb. read more >

Knight Transportation Sheds More USA Truck Shares

Knight tried to take over USA Truck two years ago by buying 1.3 million shares at less than $6 per share. The take-over bid failed but the interest generated helped spur USA Truck's share price over $20. read more >

PAM Transport Expands Its Dutch Auction

The company announced it buy up to 150,000 shares — approximately two percent of the outstanding shares — rather than 80,000 as it had planned. PAM said it would pay between $59 and $63 per share. read more >

UA Startup Founder Ellen Brune Up for Global Women's Award

Brune, 28, founded Innovate Arkansas client firm Boston Mountain Biotech to produce pharmaceutical proteins using a method she helped develop at the UA. She is one of 18 women in the world selected as finalists for the awards. read more >

Facebook Now Worth More than Wal-Mart on Stock Market

Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market. The world's biggest online social network knocked the world's largest retailer out of the top 10 list of the highest-valued companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index. read more >

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