Northwest Arkansas Archive

Fayetteville Ranked No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Lee Hogan 11/6/2014 02:23 pm

Fayetteville saw a 2-point surge in its rating in August to overtake Fort Smith for the top spot of Arkansas Tech University's business index, which rates economic activity in the state.

Arkansas Poll Gets it Right in Governor, U.S. Senate Race

by Lee Hogan 11/6/2014 11:26 am

Most polls correctly placed Republicans Asa Hutchinson and Tom Cotton ahead of their Democratic foes for governor and U.S. Senate. What most did not do is predict the large margin of victory each would enjoy on Election Day.

NTSB Releases Report on Arkansas Train Collision

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 02:13 pm

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a train collision in northwest Arkansas that left dozens of people with minor injuries.

Arkansas Marshallese Population to Be Studied

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 02:12 pm

A panel discussion that explores the health disparities, cultural understanding and social policies of the state's thousands of Marshallese residents has been scheduled for next week.

GOP's Rick Crawford, Steve Womack Re-elected in US House Races

by Associated Press 11/4/2014 08:21 pm

Republican congressman Rick Crawford has been elected to his third term representing eastern Arkansas in the U.S. House, and Republican congressman Steve Womack re-elected to 3rd term representing northwest Arkansas.

UA Projects, Fayetteville School Win American Architecture Awards

by Jan Cottingham 11/4/2014 09:36 am

Three projects with ties to the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture have received 2014 American Architecture Awards.

James Van Doren Sentenced to 15 Months For Money Laundering

by George Waldon 11/3/2014 05:03 pm

James Van Doren, appearing in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith this afternoon, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment as part of a disputed plea agreement.

USA Truck Logs Its Most Profitable Quarter in 8 Years

by Marty Cook 11/3/2014 10:02 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported its most profitable quarter in eight years Monday.

ArcBest Corp. 3Q Profit UP 40 Percent

by Marty Cook 11/3/2014 08:46 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported third-quarter income of $19.6 million.

PBX to Launch Baggage Tracking at LIT, XNA

by Mark Carter 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Passenger Baggage Xpress aims to reconnect airline travelers with lost luggage in a fraction of the time it usually takes, and officially “goes to market” at Clinton National and Northwest Arkansas Regional airports.

Little Rock Entrepreneurs Raising Funds — And Profile — With Kickstarter

by Jan Cottingham 11/3/2014 12:00 am

A couple of Arkansas entrepreneurs who recently reached their business funding goals through Kickstarter say the crowdfunding platform may be even better at generating interest — and potential customers — than it is at raising money.

Character References Help Brandon Barber Elude 20-Year Sentence

by Marty Cook 11/3/2014 12:00 am

When it came to sentencing in federal court, Brandon Barber could have had the book thrown at him. But facing U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes last Tuesday, he still had some things going for him.

Newk's Eatery Expanding to Northwest Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 10/30/2014 12:04 pm

Northwest Arkansas is soon to have a plethora of Newk's Eatery restaurants in the area.

Tech Park Has $522M Impact, UA Study Finds

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2014 10:34 am

The Arkansas Research & Technology Park has had an economic impact of more than a half-billion dollars since it was opened 10 years ago, according to an analysis by the UA's Center for Business and Economic Research.

Wal-Mart Tests Matching Prices With Online Rivals

by Associated Press 10/30/2014 09:59 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors like Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.

Simmons Foods to Close Northeast Oklahoma Poultry Plant

by Associated Press 10/30/2014 07:39 am

An Arkansas-based poultry company has announced plans to close its processing plant in northeastern Oklahoma.

Dennis Smiley's Wife Cynthia Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

by Lance Turner 10/29/2014 11:38 am

Cynthia Smiley, the wife of former Arvest Bank executive Dennis Smiley Jr., filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Thursday, listing $2.3 million in debts and $34,000 in assets.

P.A.M. Transportation 3Q Net Income Doubles to $5M

by Marty Cook 10/29/2014 08:53 am

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown reported its second consecutive quarter of record earnings per share Tuesday.

Brandon Barber Sentenced to 65 Months in Prison for Fraud, Money Laundering

by Marty Cook 10/28/2014 01:08 pm

Brandon Barber, a former northwest Arkansas developer, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 65 months in prison for bank fraud and money laundering. "More than a half-decade ago, I made bad decisions based on my selfishness and pride," Barber told Judge P.K. Holmes. "I failed those who loved and trusted me the most."

Crystal Bridges Announces 2015 Exhibits, Including Warhol, van Gogh, Pollock

by Jan Cottingham 10/28/2014 10:55 am

The Bentonville museum will host "Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks From the Albright-Knox Art Gallery," bringing together "75 artworks by more than 39 influential artists from the late 19th century to the present."