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UA Names Matthew Waller Interim Dean of Business College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2015 11:20 am

University of Arkansas Provost Sharon Gaber has appointed Matthew Waller interim dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

USDA Veterinarian: Bird Flu Outbreak Could Be 'Devastating'

by Associated Press 4/17/2015 08:23 am

The nation's poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years, which would be "devastating," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief veterinary officer said Thursday.

Outgoing Arkansas Chancellor Gearhart, Wife, Give $1M to UA

by Associated Press 4/17/2015 08:18 am

Outgoing University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart and his wife, Jane, are giving a $1 million gift to the university.

Congress Passes Bill to Repeal Estate Tax

by Associated Press 4/16/2015 11:32 am

The House has passed a bill that would repeal the federal tax on estates. The tax is a politically volatile issue even though it affects very few inheritances.

Former Judge Mike Maggio Surrenders Law License

by Associated Press 4/16/2015 11:28 am

A former central Arkansas circuit court judge has voluntarily surrendered his license to avoid a disciplinary hearing.

Home BancShares 1Q Profit UP 14 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2015 11:24 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $31.1 million, up 14 percent from the same quarter last year.

Skyline Report: Commercial Permits Up; Multi-family Vacancy Rates Drop in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2015 11:00 am

Arvest Bank on Thursday released its Skyline Reports on commercial and multi-family real estate in northwest Arkansas for the last six months of 2014.

Independent Citizens Commission to Consider Pay Raises for Prosecutors

by Associated Press 4/16/2015 06:10 am

An independent committee that was formed to review Arkansas elected officials' salaries is beginning to look at whether the state's prosecutors deserve a pay raise.

Southwind Milling in Pine Bluff Gets New Partner, $9M for Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2015 04:18 pm

Optimum Group, which is building a $32 million rice mill at the Port of Pine Bluff, has taken on a new partner, injecting $9 million into an expansion of the project.

ArcBest Corp. Breaks Ground in New Corporate Headquarters

by Marty Cook 4/15/2015 03:47 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson helped ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith break ground Wednesday for its new, four-story, 200,000-SF company headquarters at Chaffee Crossing. ArcBest expects the building to be completed in late 2016 and said it will create 975 jobs through 2021.

HP Enterprise Gets $190M DHS Contract for Medicaid Management

by Lance Turner 4/15/2015 03:33 pm

HP Enterprise Services signs a $190 million contract with the state Department of Human Services to manage Medicaid in Arkansas through a new IT system.

Fed Survey Finds US Economy Growing at Moderate Pace

by Associated Press 4/15/2015 01:14 pm

The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace from mid-February through the end of March although the harsh winter and other factors were having adverse effects.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2015 11:31 am

Tickets are now 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.

Entergy Arkansas Seeks OK for 81-Megawatt Solar Power Plant

by Lance Turner 4/15/2015 11:22 am

Entergy Arkansas said Wednesday that it is seeking approval from the state Public Service Commission to build an 81-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant in Arkansas County.

Hershey Garner Named Interim Chair of UAMS Radiation Oncology

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2015 10:09 am

Hershey Garner has been named interim chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Bird Flu Spreads to Iowa Turkey Flock; 6th Midwest State

by Associated Press 4/15/2015 06:51 am

A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more farms in Minnesota.

Wal-Mart Wins Legal Round Against Church Over Firearm Sales

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 05:15 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville won't have to let shareholders vote on a proposal from a Manhattan Episcopal church concerned about firearm sales, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Judge Gives Georgia Company 30 Days to Buy John Rogers Assets

by George Waldon 4/14/2015 03:12 pm

A would-be $59 million deal is back in play to buy the photo archive and sports memorabilia assets collected by John Rogers.

3 Apollo 13 Team Members to Speak at Bud Walton Arena

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 02:47 pm

Two Apollo 13 astronauts, James Lovell and Fred Haise, and flight director Gene Krantz will speak about their infamous moon mission at 7 p.m. April 23 at Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 02:29 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced appointments to state boards and commissions.

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