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USDA: Food Stamps Will Be Funded Through February

by Associated Press 1/9/2019 11:12 am

The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, will be funded through February should the government shutdown continue.

New Faces as Marijuana Board Takes Up Crucial Dispensary Issue

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2019 08:17 am

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is heading into this afternoon's long-awaited session on the selection of 32 cannabis dispensary sites around the state with a couple of newcomers, including a pediatric care nurse appointed earlier this week.

Sam's Club CEO to Speak at Arkansas Economic Development Foundation Lunch

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2019 10:27 am

Sam's Club President and CEO John Furner will speak at the Arkansas Economic Development Foundation luncheon on Jan. 30 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2018

by Gwen Moritz 1/7/2019 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2018.

Arkansas Won't Issue Medical Marijuana Cards Until February

by Associated Press 1/4/2019 02:53 pm

Arkansas' health department has yet to issue licenses to the thousands of residents approved to buy medical marijuana in the state, which is affecting patients' ability to get temporary licenses in neighboring Oklahoma.

In the Workplace 2019: Where Things Stand with Medical Marijuana

by Stuart Jackson 1/4/2019 10:56 am

Many expect medical marijuana will be available in state-sanctioned dispensaries sometime in the first or second quarter of 2019.

In the Workplace 2019: Data Security in the Workplace

by Daveante Jones 1/2/2019 09:26 am

Despite notable data breaches and the call for stronger data security in the past few years, individuals and companies alike continue to fall victim to hackers. Two industries that have found themselves continually in the crosshairs of hackers are the hospitality and financial services industries.

Legal Marijuana Industry Had Banner Year in 2018

by Associated Press 12/27/2018 07:10 am

The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.

A Strong Economy Means Big Sales This Holiday

by Associated Press 12/27/2018 06:55 am

Retail sales rose 5.1 percent between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 from a year ago, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse,

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories That Defined 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2018 in Arkansas' business world.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2018.

Best Quotes of 2018: 'What NYC and the Delta Have in Common'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 201.

Doctors, Lawyers and Lauren James Big Online Draws in 2018

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/24/2018 12:00 am

A March 19 follow-up to a Whispers column item about the firing of CARTI'S highest-paid oncologist was the most-read story of the year on The Whisper item itself, which was published just hours earlier, was a close second.

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Shreveport Hotelier's $5.7M Springdale Deal (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 12/24/2018 12:00 am

A Shreveport hotel group made its second foray into the northwest Arkansas market, paying $5.75 million for the Marriott Residence Inn on South 48th Street in Springdale.

Ned Perme's Long Career, Wrapped Up With a Bow

by Kyle Massey 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Ned Perme has enough snow in his hair now to befit his traditional role as the station's holiday pianist, but he looks a decade younger than his 64 years. So it still came as a bit of a shock when he walked off the set Friday as a retiree.

Forming the Coaching Habit in 2019 (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Somewhere between telling your direct reports what to do and taking the action item yourself is the territory of the leader as coach.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

The notable Arkansans, former and current, who died in 2018 ranged from business owners to newspaper publishers to educators to philanthropists.

Northwest Hills Hosts $7 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/24/2018 12:00 am

A suburban Chicago company purchased the 35-year-old, 128-unit apartment project from an affiliate of Maxus Properties of North Kansas City, Missouri.

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate at 3.6 Percent in November

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2018 09:39 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point from October to November, to 3.6 percent, the state Department of Workforce Services reported Friday.