Today's News

HomeBank of Arkansas to Bank Medical Marijuana Industry

by Lance Turner 9/20/2018 03:24 pm

A small Arkansas bank is stepping forward to provide banking services to the medical marijuana industry. HomeBank of Arkansas officially announced plans to team with Safe Harbor Services, a subsidiary created last year by Partner Colorado Credit Union.

Arkansas Court Hears Challenge Over Reworked Voter ID Law

by Associated Press 9/20/2018 02:39 pm

An Arkansas attorney says the state's highest court should strike down a law requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.

Arkansas Governor Names Finkelstein As Special Justice for Casino Cases

by Associated Press 9/20/2018 10:20 am

A Little Rock judge has been appointed to fill in for the Arkansas Supreme Court chief justice in a pair of challenges to a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state.

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches Commercial Construction Division

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/20/2018 10:06 am

Recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates of Rogers is expanding into recruiting for the commercial construction industry. Steve Lockwood will lead the firm's new division.

US, Canada Will Keep Talking Thursday to Revamp NAFTA

by Associated Press 9/20/2018 07:47 am

U.S. and Canadian negotiators — facing a deadline at the end of the month — will extend until at least Thursday their negotiations to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc.

Arkansas Extends Dave Van Horn's Contract Through 2023

by Associated Press 9/20/2018 07:44 am

Arkansas has extended its contract with baseball coach Dave Van Horn, three months after he led the Razorbacks to the finals of the College World Series.

August Housing Construction Up, But Permits Slide

by Associated Press 9/19/2018 09:28 am

U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs.

Arkansas Education Department Awarded $9M Grant For Mental Health Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2018 09:18 am

The Arkansas Department of Education announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a $9 million grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to develop and support school-based mental health programs in the state.

Today's Power to Build 1-MW Solar Array Near NAEC Office in Salem

by Kyle Massey 9/18/2018 03:14 pm

Today's Power Inc. of Little Rock continued its string of successes with small utility-scale solar projects Monday, breaking ground on a 1-megawatt solar array for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative near the co-op's headquarters in Salem (Fulton County).

Jeremy Hutchinson Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

by Associated Press 9/18/2018 11:33 am

A former Arkansas lawmaker who is a nephew of the state's governor has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, groceries and other personal expenses.

Nominate Now for the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2018 11:24 am

Arkansas Business is once again seeking nominations of the state's most outstanding businesses, business executives and nonprofit organizations for its Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

SPP to Provide Grid Reliability Services to 13 Entities in West

by Kyle Massey 9/18/2018 10:09 am

Southwest Power Pool, the electric grid and wholesale energy market manager that has its Southern headquarters in Little Rock, has reached agreements to be the grid reliability coordinator for 13 power entities in the Western U.S.

With Bird's-Eye View of America, Author James Fallows Will Descend on Little Rock

by Kyle Massey 9/18/2018 09:57 am

The writer James Fallows is dropping in on the Central Arkansas Library System this month, but not quite the same way he's grown accustomed to descending on America's towns.

Arkansas AG Hopeful: Increase Fines for Ethics Violations

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/18/2018 06:58 am

A Democrat running for attorney general in Arkansas on Monday proposed increasing the fines for violating the state's ethics laws and expanding what lobbyists must report in response to corruption probes that have involved several former lawmakers.

Newmark Moses Tucker, Lasiter Group Announce Alliance

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2018 03:01 pm

Newmark Moses Tucker Partners and the Lasiter Group say they have formed a strategic alliance to practice commercial real estate brokerage, management and development.

Report: Machines to Handle More Than Half Workplace Tasks by 2025

by Associated Press 9/17/2018 10:40 am

More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Monday that highlights the speed with which the labor market will change in coming years.

Update: Noel White Named Tyson Foods CEO as Tom Hayes Departs

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 9/17/2018 07:05 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says that Noel White, formerly group president of beef, pork and international, has been named president and CEO effective Sept. 30. White, who will also join the board of directors, will succeed Tom Hayes, who the company said is stepping down for personal reasons.

Tied to Arkansas Corruption, Preferred Family Healthcare Seeks Sale

by Associated Press 9/17/2018 06:42 am

An Arkansas mental health treatment company says it's working to purchase the Arkansas operations of a similar Missouri company tied to a political corruption investigation.

Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic Signals Intention to Integrate with CHI St. Vincent This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2018 12:00 am

Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic is in talks to do a deal with CHI St. Vincent Medical Group.

Texarkana Developer Behind Planned Hyatt Project in Hot Springs This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2018 12:00 am

The Hyatt Place project is planned for the former site of Ouachita Memorial Hospital, a location is owned by DIYA Hotels LLC, led by Dr. Hiren Patel.