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In Arkansas, Rules Restrict e-Services By Physicians

In Arkansas, Rules Restrict e-Services By Physicians

Teladoc Inc. of Dallas is the latest telemedicine provider to be shut out of Arkansas because of Arkansas State Medical Board rules involving physician-patient relationships.
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Windstream Names Lewis Langston CIO, Adds Other Senior Leaders

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announced more senior leadership changes on Monday.
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Global Tel-Link Sues State over Prison Phones

A company that responded to the state prison system's request for proposals for an inmate call system has filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing it was not fairly evaluated.
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AT&T Project Boosts Wireless Coverage at Baptist

AT&T has finished installing a Distributed Antenna System at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
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UAMS Startup Receives $14.5M to Help Drug Users Break Addiction

InterveXion Therapeutics LLC, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures startup company, has received two federal grants totaling $14.5 million for development of drug therapies that can help methamphetamine drug abusers break their addiction. read more >

Three Tech Firms Moving to Downtown Conway, Plan to Hire 140

The firms making the announcement with Gov. Asa Hutchinson from downtown Conway were Metova Inc., of Franklin, Tennessee; Atlanta-based Big Cloud Analytics; and Conway's Eyenalyze. read more >

Robotics Competition Bringing Kids from 11 States and Canada to LR

Students from across Arkansas and representing 11 states and even Canada will converge on Barton Coliseum in Little Rock March 6-7 for the 2015 Arkansas Rock City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. read more >

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Announces Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program

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Innovate Arkansas Bringing Iron Yard Coding School to Little Rock

The Iron Yard offers intensive courses in Python, front-end, rails and mobile engineering as well as a startup accelerator, web design and kids classes. Little Rock courses will include front-end, rails and mobile and will begin in mid-2015. The Iron Yard aims to grow developers and help them find jobs after graduation from its courses. read more >

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Ross Cranford on the Current 'Revolutionary' Climate in Advertising & Marketing

Before leaving to create his new agency, Ross Cranford worked for 19 years at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, starting as a junior copywriter in 1995, then writer, digital creative director, associate creative director, director of strategic planning, vice president for tourism services and member of the board of directors. read more >

Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

Metroplan last month released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” which examines what it calls “the new economy” in central Arkansas in the aftermath of the Great Recession. read more >

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

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State PSCs OK Windstream REIT

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Wednesday said it has received regulatory approval from all of the state public service commissions required before its real estate investment trust could spin off from the company. read more >

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