Today's News

UA Little Rock Hires First Woman to Lead Bowen Law School

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2017 01:46 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announces the hiring of Theresa Beiner as dean of its William H. Bowen School of Law, effective July 1.

What the FCC Rollback of 'Net Neutrality' Means to You

by Associated Press 12/15/2017 11:21 am

Now that the federal government has rolled back the internet protections it put in place two years ago, the big question is: What does the repeal of "net neutrality' rules mean to you?

Arkansas Abortion Facilities Threatened With Suspension

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/14/2017 11:19 am

Two Arkansas abortion facilities were threatened with suspension — one for not listing the Red Cross on its emergency number list and another for using cloth booties on an exam table — under a new law that the abortion providers are challenging in federal court, according to documents released Wednesday.

US 30-Year, Fixed-Rate Mortgage Rate Slips to 3.93 Percent

by Associated Press 12/14/2017 10:09 am

The rate on 30-year fixed-rate U.S. mortgages slipped to 3.93 percent this week.

Holiday 'Feels' Boost Successful Marketing Campaigns (Kent Middleton Commentary)

by Kent Middleton 12/14/2017 10:01 am

Large corporations with big budgets aren't the only ones who can create memorable holiday marketing campaigns.

Wal-Mart Gives Workers a Way to Get Paid Earlier

by Associated Press 12/14/2017 09:22 am

Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday.

UA Names Mervin Jebaraj CBER Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2017 09:19 am

The University of Arkansas has named Mervin Jebaraj director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. His new role begins Jan. 1.

Tech Park Hears From Firms Competing to Design Phase 2

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/14/2017 08:37 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board hears from three architectural firms vying to design the second phase of the $100 million, six-phase project.

Attorneys Don't Mention Dicamba in Arkansas Murder Trial

by Associated Press 12/13/2017 03:17 pm

Attorneys failed to mention during opening statements in a murder trial that a controversial herbicide allegedly sparked the fight in northeast Arkansas between the suspect and the victim.

Fishing Boat Maker Vexus Launches in Flippin

by Graycen Colbert 12/13/2017 03:07 pm

Nearly 50 years after Forrest and Nina Wood launched Ranger Boats, the largest maker of bass boats in the U.S., the legendary builder's grandson Keith Daffron unveiled his own startup.

Fed Rate Increase is 3rd This Year; Foresees 3 More in 2018

by Associated Press 12/13/2017 02:03 pm

The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession.

AP Sources: House, Senate Leaders Reach Deal on Tax Package

by Associated Press 12/13/2017 11:26 am

House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give many Americans modest tax cuts starting next year.

5 Things Small Business Owners Should Know About Tax Bills

by Associated Press 12/13/2017 11:13 am

Some small business owners may pay lower taxes under the Republican tax overhaul, but accountants and consultants will want to read the fine print carefully.

Relyance Bank to Acquire Heartland Bank Branches

by Lance Turner 12/13/2017 10:32 am

Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff said Wednesday that it will acquire Heartland Bank branches in Bryant, Fordyce and Sheridan and take on certain deposit accounts at Heartland locations in Little Rock.

Windgate Foundation Donates $40M for Art District at UA

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/13/2017 09:44 am

The Windgate Charitable Foundation has donated $40 million to the University of Arkansas for the creation of a new Windgate Art & Design District in south Fayetteville.

Arkansas Lawmakers Ask Panel to Reconsider Dicamba Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/13/2017 07:02 am

Arkansas lawmakers recommend that a regulatory panel look at revising its proposed ban of an herbicide farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage.

Democrat Jared Henderson to Run for Arkansas Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/12/2017 10:23 am

Jared Henderson, the former head of the Arkansas branch of Teach for America, is running against Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas next year, the first Democrat to announce.

SATCO Becomes Phone Company Pioneer in Solar

by Kyle Massey 12/11/2017 03:36 pm

With the flick of an oversized dummy electrical switch on Monday, South Arkansas Telephone Co. became the nation's first completely solar-powered telephone company.

Centennial Bank, Johnny Allison Donate $10M to A-State Athletics

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/11/2017 02:44 pm

Arkansas State University renames the football field and names a planned athletics operations center following donations of $5 million each by Centennial Bank and the family of Johnny Allison.

Morrilton Packing to Invest $2.1M, Add 34 Jobs

by Lance Turner 12/11/2017 02:25 pm

Morrilton Packing Co., the parent company of Petit Jean Meats, says it will invest $2.1 million in its Morrilton facility to add capacity "for current and future products," a move it said will create 34 jobs.