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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

by Lee Hogan 10/21/2014 09:25 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.

PAC, Lobbyist Donations Nearing $1M in Contested State Legislative Races

by Lee Hogan 10/20/2014 11:39 am

Less than three weeks before Election Day, political action committees and lobbyists have already pumped more than three-quarters of a million dollars into contested state Senate and House races across the state.

UA Study: Well Connected CEOs Can Be Bad for Firms They Lead

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 09:28 am

A University of Arkansas study suggests that the more socially connected a chief executive officer is, the less success his firm experiences.

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year.

Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

by Mark Friedman 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business reviewed the Administrator's Compensation Survey reports filed with the state Department of Higher Education for the 2010 and 2014 fiscal years. In the four-year period, the number of six-figure employees included in the report increased from 460 to 703.

Trash Bag Alternative on Fayetteville Shelves

by Michelle Corbet 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Fayetteville's grocery co-operative Ozark Natural Foods is now carrying a compostable substitute for the traditional plastic trash bag created by two University of Arkansas graduates.

The Idle Class Magazine Plans Publishing Unit

by Jan Cottingham 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The Idle Class, a relatively new publication based in Fayetteville and headed by Editor Kody Ford, recently discussed several new initiatives.

Maumelle Warehouse Attracts $11.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/20/2014 12:00 am

A 484,932-SF warehouse project in Maumelle tipped the scales at $11.2 million. Construction of a 30,000-SF office building is following a $2.3 million land deal in downtown Little Rock. And a North Little Rock car wash is under new ownership after a $1.72 million deal.

Supreme Court: Voters Will Consider Arkansas Liquor Issue

by Associated Press 10/16/2014 02:58 pm

Arkansas' highest court says voters will be able to consider whether alcohol sales should be legal statewide.

Wal-Mart Plans Georgia Distribution Center to Support E-Commerce

by Associated Press 10/16/2014 11:32 am

State officials say a new Georgia distribution center planned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will create more than 400 jobs over the next three years. The facility will support the Bentonville-based retailer's e-commerce business.

Wal-Mart Lowers Revenue Outlook for Year; Shares Drop

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 03:19 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a tougher sales environment will hurt its revenue this fiscal year. The retailer says it expects revenue will be up 2 to 3 percent over the prior fiscal year, down from a previous estimate of 3 to 5 percent.

Wal-Mart Scaling Back U.S. Growth to Focus on E-Commerce

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 11:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is scaling back its growth in U.S. stores next year, while investing more in e-commerce.

Redman & Associates Reaches Deal With Chinese

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Redman & Associates, the Rogers company that had hoped to take over the manufacturing of battery-operated riding toys for sale to Wal-Mart, has called a temporary truce in its legal dispute with Chinese importer Sales Chief Ent. (Hong Kong) Co.

The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 10/13/2014 12:00 am

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel.

EEOC Filing Fewer Discrimination Cases In Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed only two lawsuits in the state this calendar year, continuing a recent trend line. In 2011, the EEOC filed six lawsuits in Arkansas' federal courts and three the following year. Last year, the EEOC filed only two lawsuits against companies operating in the state.

Little Rock Walgreens Sells for $5.7 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/13/2014 12:00 am

ARCP WG Little Rock AR LLC of Phoenix bought the 15,181-SF store at 1601 Main St. from Stamja-DT AR Properties LLC, led by Jason LaFrance.

Crystal Bridges' State of the Art Exhibition Means Business for Arkansas Artists

by Jan Cottingham 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The State of the Art exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which has gained national attention, has been transformative for Little Rock artist Delita Martin, who has three pieces in the exhibit.

Judge: Signatures OK in Arkansas Minimum Wage Case

by Associated Press 10/10/2014 04:34 pm

A special judge appointed by the Arkansas Supreme Court says backers of a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage turned in enough valid signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot.

At Arkansas Supreme Court, Arguments For, Against Including Alcohol Measure

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/9/2014 04:48 pm

A lawyer challenging a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize alcohol sales statewide tells Arkansas' highest court that the secretary of state should have opened his office on Independence Day to process petitions and avoid missing a deadline.

UA Announces 4 Inductees For Business Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2014 10:30 am

Representing the Class of 2015 inductees into the University of Arkansas Business Hall of Fame are Millie Ward, Al Bell, Stephen L. LaFrance Sr., and Donald E. "Buddy" Wray, the UA said Thursday.