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Choosing Arkansas Judges: Elections or Selections?

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

Two high-profile cases have brought renewed attention to the question of whether Arkansas' system of electing state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges needs fixing.

Roller Funeral Homes Moves Three to Manager Roles (Movers & Shakers)

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

Angelia Cunningham, Jim Anding and Mike Frazier have been promoted to manager positions at three Roller Funeral Homes locations.

7 Arkansas Companies on Fortune 500 List

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 10:12 am

Seven firms based in Arkansas find themselves on the lastest list of Fortune 500 companies. Wal-Mart of Bentonville once again tops the list.

Video: Sister of Reality TV Star Josh Duggar Says He Victimized Her

by David Bauder, The Associated Press 6/4/2015 07:03 am

Reality TV star Jessa Duggar told Fox News Channel on Wednesday that she was a victim of her older brother Josh Duggar, who fondled five girls when he was a teenager.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Latest Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2015 11:43 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the following appointments, including appointments to the Arkansas Workforce Development Board.

Film Festivals Highlight Arkansas Culture, Put Cities in Display

by Alexis Hosticka 6/3/2015 08:33 am

In the last decade, the film industry has garnered increasing interest in Arkansas, as evidenced by the number of film festivals taking place across the state.

Red Alert Makes 3rd Offer for Rogers Archive: $18M Plus Stock

by George Waldon 6/2/2015 03:36 pm

Red Alert Media Matrix Inc. makes a new — and substantially lower offer — to purchase the assets of embattled photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers. The shell company offered $28 million cash in April and a billion shares of stock; its original January bid was $59 million in cash.

Nerdies Launches Blur State Coding School in NWA

by Mark Carter 6/2/2015 01:32 pm

Nerdies founder Brad Harvey said Blur State was created to be an intensive coding boot camp for adults looking to enter the information technology field in areas such as computer programming, design and business analysis.

Phil Elson Replaced as Voice of Razorbacks Baseball

by Sean Beherec 6/2/2015 10:38 am

A spokesman for IMG College, which produces radio broadcasts for the school, said Alex Perlman will call the season's remaining games.

Video: Tracy Morgan Says He'll Meet with Doug McMillon This Week

by Lance Turner 6/1/2015 08:31 am

Comedian Tracy Morgan, who was injured in an auto accident involving a Wal-Mart truck that killed fellow comedian James McNair last June, gave his first interview since the wreck this morning on NBC's "Today Show."

Innovate Arkansas Firms Experiencing Success

by Mark Carter 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Since its inception in 2007, Innovate Arkansas has counseled and mentored hundreds of Arkansas tech startups, placing them in position to succeed and create high-paying jobs. With about 85 currently active client companies, IA continues to nurture tech entrepreneurs and help grow the state's budding tech startup ecosystem.

Hayseed Ventures Aiming for $6 Million Investment

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder, is in the process of raising $6 million for his new company, Hayseed Ventures LLC in Fayetteville.

Sheryl Crow Recalls Getting Grounded in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Very early into her hit-filled set list May 22, Sheryl Crow promised the Riverfest crowd an Arkansas anecdote from her time growing up in the Boothill of Missouri.

Log Cabin Democrat Changes Up Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Zach Ahrens, publisher of the Faulkner County's Log Cabin Democrat, said he has been pleased with recent adjustments in the newsroom that phased out the editor role as a standalone position.

Pratt & Whitney Request Declaration of Citizenship Before Facility Tour

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Pratt & Whitney held a celebratory news conference to highlight the recent growth at its repair facility in Springdale. But an otherwise typical invitation to the event included something your Whispers staff has never seen before – in order to get a security badge, members of the media had to declare their citizenship.

Saline County Home Sales Fuel Biggest Move on List of Top Real Estate Agencies

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Baxley-Penfield-Moudy Realtors of Bryant made the biggest climb up the list, moving to No. 12 with sales volume of $107.4 million.

Wal-Mart Going Small in Small-Town Arkansas

by Marty Cook 6/1/2015 12:00 am

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced a few years ago it planned to open a prototype 13,700-SF Express store in Gentry, Mayor Kevin Johnston said concerned citizens feared that the coming of the retail giant would crush competitive commerce in the city. Johnston said there were town meetings with small-business leaders to discuss the situation.

John and Emily McCaskill Gaiser of Pennsylvania Trading Co. on The State of Estate Sales

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

John and Emily McCaskill Gaiser are the owners of Pennsylvania Trading Co. of Little Rock, an estate sale company founded in 2009.

Local Lime 2? Heights Taco & Tamale Prospering

by Jan Cottingham 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Heights Taco & Tamale appears to be setting records for Little Rock's Yellow Rocket Concepts restaurant group.

Golden Corral Leads in Last Look at List of Top Restaurant Sales

by Jan Cottingham 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Act 1102 goes into effect July 21, so the charts below are among the last glimpses for the general public of how restaurants in Arkansas are faring financially.

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