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Bumpers, Thornton Among Arkansas Notables Who Died During 2016

by Associated Press 1/2/2017 06:20 am

A former U.S. senator who defended an impeached president during his Senate trial and a former U.S. representative who was a member of House committee that brought articles of impeachment against another president are among the notable Arkansans who died during 2016.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

Pay to Rise for Millions as 19 States Increase Minimum Wage

by Associated Press 12/30/2016 07:23 am

It will be a happy New Year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Nineteen states, including New York and California, will ring in the year with an increase in the minimum wage.

In the Workplace 2017: LGBT Rights and Immigration Law Compliance

by Michelle Kaemmerling and Neemah Esmaeilpour 12/30/2016 07:00 am

A look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

Crystal Bridges Getting a Massive Geodesic Dome with 61 Glass Eyes

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 12/29/2016 11:55 am

A massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes is coming to Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

In the Workplace 2017: 'Ban the Box' and Concerted Activity Under the NLRA

by Regina Young and John Davis 12/29/2016 06:51 am

A quick look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

In the Workplace 2017: New EEOC Forms Will Lead to More Scrutiny of Pay Practices

by Troy Price 12/28/2016 07:00 am

Changes are coming to the EEO-1 form certain employers must file with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Here's what to expect.

In the Workplace 2017: With Overtime Rules On Hold, What's Next?

by Jane A. Kim 12/27/2016 07:00 am

Employers who intend to wait until the dust finally settles before taking steps to comply with new overtime exemption rules should consider a few things.

Fort Smith Meteorologist Turns Drone Hobby into Business

by John Lovett, Southwest Times Record 12/26/2016 07:28 am

Joe Williams, a meteorologist for the 188th Wings, started Ascending Impressions, a local company that offers aerial video coverage of events from weddings and birthday parties to festivals.

Susan Altrui Named Director of the Little Rock Zoo

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 11:26 am

Susan Altrui will take the helm as the Little Rock Zoo's new director, the city announced Monday. Altrui has worked for the zoo since 2005 and will replace Mike Blakely, who retired in October.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

AMR Ready to Turn Arbitration Award Against Main Street Lofts Developers Into Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

AMR Construction LLC, general contractor on the Main Street Lofts project, is back on track to convert an $896,756 arbitration award to a judgment in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Path Cleared for Class-action Lawsuit Against 'Thunder on the Mountain'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Country music festival concert-goers received a legal victory last week when the Arkansas Court of Appeals found that their potential class-action lawsuit could go forward against an organizer of the canceled Thunder on the Mountain event at Mulberry Mountain near Ozark in 2015.

Bentonville Film Festival Finds Second Home on Second Street

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The Bentonville Film Festival is moving to a new office space on Second Street.

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.

Sun Paper, McFadden Stories Grab Online Attention in 2016

by Lance Turner 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Stories about major new economic development projects and new jobs are reliable online traffic drivers, but stories about prominent Arkansas figures or how other people's money is spent drove clicks at ArkansasBusiness.com.

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