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Report: All Signatures for Lawsuits Measure Could Be Tossed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/28/2016 12:31 pm

A judge appointed to review petitions for a ballot measure limiting medical lawsuit damages says all the signatures submitted for the proposal could be tossed if justices find the campaign didn't follow the law about canvasser background checks.

Business Opponents Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana Unsafe, Would Drive Away Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 9/28/2016 12:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and four business leaders speak against two proposals that would legalize marijuana use by those with certain medical conditions.

Burgundy Book: Wages Increasing, Unemployment Declining

by Alexis Hosticka 9/28/2016 10:24 am

The unemployment rate in the Little Rock zone averaged 3.8 percent in the second quarter, its lowest rate on record, according to the latest Little Rock Burgundy Book.

Sources: Wal-Mart In Talks to Buy Stake in India's Flipkart

by Reuters 9/28/2016 09:31 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in talks to buy a minority stake in India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, two sources familiar with the matter said.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Cyber Attacks (Commentary)

by Rodney Moore and Quinten Whiteside 9/28/2016 09:11 am

Small-business owners might think, incorrectly, that cyber security issues apply only to big business. Here are three actions every small business should consider now to prepare for a cyber attack.

South Arkansas Community College Awarded $788K for Manufacturing Training Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2016 09:02 am

South Arkansas Community College has been awarded a $788,587 grant from the Economic Development Administration to build an Advance Manufacturing Training Center in El Dorado.

Judge: Most of Arkansas Medical Pot Signatures Valid

by Associated Press 9/27/2016 04:37 pm

A retired judge appointed to review petitions for an Arkansas medical marijuana initiative has found more than enough signatures officials approved for the proposal were valid, despite efforts by opponents to disqualify it from the November ballot.

ESP Confirms Jefferson County Site For $3B Project, Citing Easement Success

by Kyle Massey 9/27/2016 02:49 pm

CEO Roger Williams says Energy Security Partners has selected land in Jefferson County as its final and official site for a $3 billion-plus plant to convert natural gas into diesel and other liquid fuels. Williams said the final piece of the puzzle was acquisition of an easement allowing river access.

Reports of Plastic Prompt Recall of Tyson Chicken Nuggets

by Associated Press 9/27/2016 02:14 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets.

Arkansas Court Will Not Reconsider Medical Marijuana Ruling

by Associated Press 9/27/2016 01:38 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider its decision rejecting an attempt to block votes on a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.

US Consumer Confidence Jumps in September

by Associated Press 9/27/2016 11:47 am

U.S. consumer confidence in September rose to the highest level in nine years, a hopeful sign that economic growth will accelerate in coming months.

What Commuters Can Expect When the Broadway Bridge Closes Wednesday

by Sarah Campbell 9/27/2016 10:06 am

Drivers coming in and out of Little Rock and North Little Rock will be confronted with shifting traffic patterns, lane changes and signal adjustments while the Broadway Bridge is closed for the next six months.

Rock Region Metro Continues Maintenance Deal With Love's Trillium CNG

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2016 09:21 am

Rock Region Metro of North Little Rock plans to replace its remaining 43 diesel-fueled buses with compressed natural gas buses by the end of 2025.

JB Hunt Family Donates $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 11:09 am

The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt family donates $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale.

In Little Rock, Loretta Lynch Announces $20M for Police Body Cameras

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/26/2016 09:26 am

The Justice Department is awarding more than $20 million for local law enforcement agencies across the country to buy body cameras for officers in the wake of fatal shootings of black men by police that have led to protests and demonstrations.

SPONSORED: How To Prepare For The Fourth Quarter

by 9/26/2016 08:00 am

Take a page from the football playbook when planning retirement.

UN, Heifer International Launch $4M Program in Africa

by Associated Press 9/26/2016 07:13 am

A United Nations agency is partnering with an Arkansas-based nonprofit group to launch a $4 million program for dairy farmers in East Africa.

Arkansas Ballot Cases Test of New Canvasser Rules (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/26/2016 07:10 am

Three challenges before the state's highest court will be the first major test of new restrictions paid canvassers, and may open the door for new ways to challenge future proposals.

Arkansas Title Group Wants Claim of Real Estate Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

A new real estate title venture about to make the scene is led by a familiar face: Mike Pryor, former CEO of Lenders Title Co., is behind Arkansas Title Group.

John Rogers Lakewood Mansion Sold for $1.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

A couple last month bought the foreclosed Lakewood mansion of troubled North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.