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Windstream Holdings CEO Tony Thomas' Salary Stays The Same

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 09:54 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. President and CEO Tony Thomas' salary of $1 million didn't change from 2015 to 2016.

The New C-Level: UA-Little Rock Producing Chief Data Officers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Chief data officer is an emerging C-level executive role, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is at the forefront of the trend with its new Institute for Chief Data Officers.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Startup Junkie To Pitch IdeaFame to Arkansas Innovators

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville is planning a new pitch competition platform for prospective entrepreneurs and innovators.

Roles Shift in Golden Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The early stages of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of Lex and Ellen Golden have had a revolving door quality.

Southern Bancorp Plans To Raise $20M

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The ownership of Southern Bancorp Inc. recently underwent change to simplify its stock structure and create a more market-friendly organization.

Scholarships for Retail Development (J. Cliff McKinney Commentary)

by J. Cliff McKinney 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Other states recognize the valuable economic contribution of retail. These states have incentive programs — retail scholarships — that Arkansas tries to compete against without an effective answer.

Murphy Chief Roger Jenkins' Pay for 2016 Falls 40 Percent

by Kyle Massey 3/24/2017 11:49 am

Murphy Oil Corp. CEO Roger W. Jenkins took a pay cut of nearly 40 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, with $8.5 million in total compensation compared with just over $14 million in 2015.

SPONSORED: Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

by 3/23/2017 10:28 am

Avoid splurging in favor of long-lasting benefits based on your financial situation.

Wal-Mart to Invest $800M in Chile

by Reuters 3/22/2017 11:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Chilean unit will invest $800 million in the country over the next three years and open 55 to 60 new supermarkets, the company said on Wednesday, a significant outlay at a time of slow economic growth.

Ray Dillon Gets $4.9M Package in Final Year at Deltic

by Lance Turner 3/22/2017 11:12 am

Ray Dillon, the former president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, received $4.9 million in total compensation in 2016, according to the company's proxy statement.

PAM Executives See Pay Decline in 2016

by Lance Turner 3/22/2017 09:37 am

Both named executive officers of P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown saw their total compensation decline last year, according to the company's proxy statement, filed Tuesday.

In E-Commerce Push, Wal-Mart Launches Investor Arm, Store No. 8

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 3/21/2017 08:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will launch its first investment arm to expand its e-commerce business in partnership with retail start-ups, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. The plan is being spearheaded by Marc Lore, Wal-Mart's e-commerce chief, who joined company from Jet.com, which it acquired for more than $3 billion in August.

The Influencers: Laurence Alexander of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2017 12:00 am

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Laurence Alexander, who took over Arkansas' only historically black state school in 2013, sees it as a bright spot in Jefferson County and beyond, as well as an economic engine.

The Influencers: Michael Poore of the Little Rock School District

by Jan Cottingham 3/20/2017 12:00 am

It's probably best to be an optimist if you want to lead the Little Rock School District. By that measure, Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key made the right choice last April in selecting Mike Poore as superintendent of the state's biggest — and long-troubled — school district.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Through the Years

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which researches a number of economic issues, is the source for the accompanying chart, which tracks Arkansas' unemployment rate from Jan. 1, 1976, through Dec. 1, 2016, when it stood at 3.9 percent.

Get Moving, Fort Smith (Feedback)

by Miles Crawford 3/20/2017 12:00 am

My wife and I traveled to Bentonville to attend the “G60 Pitch Contest,” and I posed the question, “Why don't we have something like this in Fort Smith?” We can't allow our region to continue to talk about these issues without spurring a call-to-arms.

Memory Care Facility Visited by $14M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/20/2017 12:00 am

The 74-bed assisted living center in west Little Rock was bought by an affiliate of Mainstreet Health Investments of Carmel, Indiana.

Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2017 10:19 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson forms a blue ribbon commission to study how to grow the state's computer science and data analytics sector. The 19-member commission is co-chaired by Acxiom Corp. founder Charles Morgan and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston.

Executive Upheaval Continues At USA Truck

by Marty Cook 3/17/2017 08:44 am

Another top executive, Martin Tewari, is leaving USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren.

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