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Patent Primer: A Visit with Jeff Stinson of UALR TechLaunch

Patent Primer: A Visit with Jeff Stinson of UALR TechLaunch

Jeff Stinson leads the technology commercialization efforts at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as director of UALR TechLaunch. He's also executive director of Fund for Arkansas' Future, the state's first private angel fund. Stinson believes startups born of university research can bolster the state's growing tech startup ecosystem. Many Innovate Arkansas client firms are university startups that hatched a patentable idea and commercialized it.
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Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

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.
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Home BancShares 1Q Profit UP 14 Percent

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $31.1 million, up 14 percent from the same quarter last year.
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Windstream Spinoff CS&L to Begin Trading on Monday

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock officially spun off its real estate and copper assets late Friday into a real estate investment trust whose shares will begin trading publicly on Monday. read more >

2 AERT Executives See Salary Raises in 2014

Two executives at Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. of Springdale, received compensation increases in 2014 according to the company's annual proxy. read more >

nGage Labs Cuts 15 Jobs in Little Rock, But Still Open for Business

nGage Labs laid off 15 workers last month, but its office in Little Rock remains open, a company spokesman says. read more >

USA Truck CEO Paid $1.4M in Total Compensation in 2014

John Simone, the CEO and president of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, received nearly $1.4 million in salary and bonuses in 2014 according to the company's latest proxy. read more >

J.B. Hunt Shareholders Vote Down Emissions Proposal

A shareholder proposal to require J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was defeated at the company's annual meeting Thursday. read more >

PAM 1Q Net Income Up 300 Percent

PAM Transportation Services Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income up nearly 300 percent from the same quarter last year. read more >

Home BancShares Raises 2Q Cash Dividend

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway said Thursday that it had increased its second-quarter regular cash dividend by nearly 67 percent. read more >

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Up 97 Percent

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday said first-quarter net income nearly doubled from the same quarter last year. read more >

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $19.4M Pay Package

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation fall 24.2 percent to $19.4 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year. read more >

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

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. read more >

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