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New Ads Urge Arkansas, Tennessee Reps to Oppose Export-Import Bank

by Associated Press 6/12/2015 11:36 am

The anti-tax Club for Growth says it is spending $150,000 in television ads in Arkansas and Tennessee to urge two Republican congressmen to oppose the renewal of the charter of the Export-Import Bank.

Wal-Mart Asks Suppliers for Lower Prices, Fewer Ads

by Lance Turner 6/11/2015 11:25 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is asking suppliers to cut back on advertising in order to pass along those savings to its customers.

Arkansas Investor Kristian Andersen Part of $35M High Alpha Launch

by Mark Carter 6/10/2015 04:11 pm

Arkansas tech entrepreneur and investor Kristian Andersen is part of a group of prominent national founders who have launched High Alpha, a "venture studio" conceived to launch and scale tech startups.

Former ARK Challenge Startup Pivots, Becomes Wyzerr

by Mark Carter 6/10/2015 02:57 pm

Wyzerr, founded last year as the result of a pivot by Innovate Arkansas and ARK Challenge firm Sooligan, pitched its consumer insights platform Wednesday at the 1 Million Cups program at the Venture Center in Little Rock.

Little Rock's Hark Adds Former Windstream Manager

by Mark Carter 6/9/2015 02:08 pm

Hark, a Little Rock media company, has named former Windstream manager, Scott Davis, as its chief technology officer and co-founder.

AETN Offers 'Agri Arkansas' Professional Development Course

by Associated Press 6/9/2015 06:54 am

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is now offering professional development courses based on the local production "Agri Arkansas."

New York Media Company Is Latest to Sue John Rogers

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 11:29 am

Affiliates of Digital First Media of New York on Friday sued to recover the archives of 20 newspapers from John and Angelica Rogers.

Jerry Cohen Named New Manager of War Memorial Stadium

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2015 10:19 am

Jerry Cohen has been named manager of War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, effective July 1. Cohen replaces Charles W. Staggs, who is retiring after 29 years at the stadium.

Blue Hog's Matt Campbell Suing Facebook Over Privacy Terms

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Blue Hog Report blogger and Little Rock lawyer Matt Campbell is the lead named plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against Facebook.

Batesville Chamber To Announce Planning Strategy for Independence County

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce with partners Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will announce Wednesday the start of strategic planning for Independence County.

Ozark Heritage Bank Wants New Name in Stone

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

First National Bank of Altheimer kept that name from the time it was chartered in 1955 until it moved from Jefferson County to Mountain View in 2009 and reorganized as Ozark Heritage Bank. Now another name change is in the works, along with a new state charter.

ACLU Monitoring Ten Commandments Monument Law

by Mark Friedman 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is monitoring the progress of a new law that allows the state of Arkansas to place a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Capitol in Little Rock.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Trial Lawyer President Bob Edwards Sees Civil Jury Trials 'Under Attack'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bob Edwards graduated from Hendrix College in Conway with a degree in biology in 1991. He received his juris doctor degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1998. Edwards worked at the Wilkes & McHugh law firm in Little Rock from 2003 to July 1, 2013, when he started his own firm. Bob Edwards was elected the president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association in May.

Update: Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for John Rogers

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The North Little Rock businessman is in contempt of court for failing to respond to discovery requests in a civil case brought by First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville.

First Arkansas Bank & Trust Targets John Rogers Assets to Satisfy $15M Judgment

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The ardent pursuit of John Rogers' assets by Jacksonville's First Arkansas Bank & Trust has produced meager results so far. But the lender's aggrieved zeal remains undiminished to recover whatever it can toward a $15 million judgment against the alleged fraudster.

Matt Campbell's Greatest Hits: A Timeline of the Blue Hog Report

by Jan Cottingham 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Matt Campbell has broken a number of important stories that have led to resignations of public figures: Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, Circuit Judge Michael Maggio and interim Little Rock School Superintendent Dexter Suggs.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

ISPs Eye Boosting Consumer Speeds

by Sean Beherec 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Sam Walls, the president of Connect Arkansas, which promotes adoption of broadband Internet around the state, says higher speeds show that Internet service providers are responding to the demands of the marketplace.

Matt Campbell of the Blue Hog Report Keeps on Digging

by Jan Cottingham 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Matt Campbell, viewing Arkansas politics with the eyes of a liberal outsider trained in the law, has brought down three major public officials in the last two years because, he says, he doesn't like bullies and he thinks people should play by the rules.

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