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Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 10:48 am

Tickets are available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

Sue Owens on the Educational Impact of Economics Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

After more than 20 years in banking, Sue Owens became executive director of Economics Arkansas — then known as the Arkansas Council on Economic Education — in 2004.

Small Package. Big Idea. (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 5/4/2015 12:00 am

Five current trends in packaging in soft drinks may be measuring up for shoppers. You no doubt have noticed a relatively new Coca-Cola can, much smaller than the 12-ounce package. That's the size consumers became used to as the result of a 1955 test-market program for export to American military personnel stationed overseas.

Holiday Inn Express Visited by $6M Deal (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/4/2015 12:00 am

A 138-room hotel in east Little Rock weighed in at $6 million. A 50-room motel in southwest Little Rock changed hands in a $900,000 sale. And a 1,843-SF Little Rock liquor store rang up a $297,929 deal.

Consolidation Pares Roster of Arkansas Banks

by Gwen Moritz 5/4/2015 12:00 am

2014 started with 120 separate banks chartered in Arkansas and ended with 109. Two have become inactive in 2015.

April Economic Report Suggests Slow Growth Ahead in Midwest

by Associated Press 5/1/2015 07:33 am

A new monthly survey report says April results suggest that slow economic growth remains ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

Memphis Pyramid Seeks Old Glory with New Bass Pro Shops

by Associated Press 4/29/2015 07:52 am

Shaped like an Egyptian wonder, the Memphis landmark known as the Pyramid stopped being a regular venue for basketball games and concerts in 2004. It's time for the Pyramid to be reborn.

US Economy Ekes Out 0.2 Percent Growth Rate in 1Q

by Associated Press 4/29/2015 07:50 am

The U.S. economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year, battered by a triple whammy of harsh weather, plunging exports and sharp cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.

Wal-Mart Shares $1.5M UA Connection in Proxy

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its latest proxy statement that it paid about $1.5 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer's fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.

Kohl's Leads Off Million-Dollar Quartet

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

A 177,650-SF warehouse project in west Little Rock, a 2,783-SF high-rise condo in downtown Little Rock and a 5,550-SF manor in west Little Rock provide the foundation of this week's quartet of seven-digit deals. But the leader of the group, at $9 million, is a store in Sherwood.

The Problem With Overthinking (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/27/2015 12:00 am

First, I want to say that I miss Brian Williams. I know that he lied about his heroic exploits, and that was terrible and unforgiveable and maybe insane. But he was really good at the main thing he did, which was anchor “NBC Nightly News,” which just doesn't seem up to snuff anymore.

Pediatrics Plus Buy Tops $8.1M Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/27/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 32,518-SF special needs health and education facility in west Little Rock checked in at $8.19 million.

Farmington Kum & Go Has New Owner (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 4/27/2015 12:00 am

The Kum & Go store in Farmington has a new owner after a sale-leaseback. A Springdale self-storage complex has been sold again after less than one year.

Transportation, Retail Companies Hoping to Keep Up With Supply Chain

by Marty Cook 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Supply chain dynamics don't often get big laughs, but it wasn't a tough crowd last week at the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Airports Do the Low-Cost Airline Tango

by Sean Beherec 4/27/2015 12:00 am

While the average cost of domestic plane fares is expected to decline this summer by about $2 because of the low cost of oil, passengers continue to seek out low-cost carriers offering steeper discounts for fewer frills.

How America's Middle Class Has Shrunk Since 2000

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

The struggles of middle-class American families and growing income inequality have risen to the top of the national agenda.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $19.4M Pay Package

by Mark Friedman 4/22/2015 05:17 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation fall 24.2 percent to $19.4 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year.

Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup

by Mark Carter 4/22/2015 02:54 pm

Teams from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Harding University in Searcy took top honors at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition awards.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2015 09:53 am

The state's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6 percent in March, reflecting a revised rate for February. According to DWS, the state's civilian labor force rose by 4,900 from January to February, a result of 5,800 more employed and 900 fewer unemployed Arkansans.

Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

by George Waldon 4/20/2015 12:00 am

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains.