Today's News

Meeting Set for Carbon Pollution Stakeholders

by Associated Press 9/22/2014 03:32 pm

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Public Service Commission are meeting next month over the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan.

James Moody Returns to Wright Lindsey & Jennings

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 03:18 pm

After retiring from the federal bench in March, James M. Moody Sr. has decided to return to his old stomping grounds at Wright Lindsey & Jennings LLP in Little Rock.

John Correnti, Governor Break Ground on $1.3B Big River Steel Mill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/22/2014 11:17 am

Steel executive John Correnti, Gov. Mike Beebe and other state and local leaders marked the groundbreaking of the $1.3 billion Big River Steel project Monday in Osceola.

Gary Enzor Joins USA Truck Board of Directors

by Lance Turner 9/22/2014 10:37 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren says Gary R. Enzor has joined its board of directors.

Highway Commission Accepts Bid for Improvements in Cabot, Maumelle

by Associated Press 9/22/2014 08:55 am

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid of nearly $1 million for road improvements in Cabot and Maumelle.

8 Former Delta Trust Employees Flock to Eagle Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Barely had the ink dried on the sale of Delta Trust & Banking Corp. of Little Rock to Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff when a flock of staffers flew the coop.

Argenta Community Development Corp. Weighs Its Future

by Mark Friedman 9/22/2014 12:00 am

While Argenta Community Development Corp. of North Little Rock ponders its future — including whether to dissolve — the nonprofit first must deal with a foreclosure lawsuit filed against it last month after defaulting on a $560,000 loan.

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Southern Rice & Cotton Says Turner Grain Bounced Million-Dollar Check

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Last week, Southern Rice & Cotton LLC filed a lawsuit in Poinsett County Circuit Court against Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley and a number of defendants, including Jason Coleman, Turner's vice president, and KBX Inc. of Benton.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Spar over Tax Cuts, Ads in Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/19/2014 11:36 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross sparred over their competing tax cut plans and negative ads blanketing Arkansas' airwaves as they squared off in an occasionally testy debate Friday night.

Highway Commission Chooses Massman Construction for Broadway Bridge Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2014 03:54 pm

Arkansas Highway Commission accepts the $98.4 million bid from Massman Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri, to replace the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Honors 'Best Places to Work'

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2014 11:07 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group on Wednesday honored 12 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which recognize firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

UCA Moves Forward with Feasibility Study on Mixed-Use Development

by Lee Hogan 9/19/2014 10:42 am

The University of Central Arkansas moved a step closer to putting a mixed-use building on campus after its board of trustees on approved a feasibility study for issuing bonds for a proposed 67,500-SF center at the corner of Donaghey Avenue and Bruce Street.

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Up to 6.3 Percent in August

by Lee Hogan 9/19/2014 10:09 am

For the first time in 10 months, and the first time this year, Arkansas' unemployment rate increased from the previous month.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Square Off in Televised Debate

by Associated Press 9/19/2014 08:21 am

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are set to square off in their first televised debate in the race for Arkansas' top office.

Harrison Bank Files Lawsuit Against Dennis Smiley

by Marty Cook 9/19/2014 08:11 am

Community First Bank of Harrison files a three-count civil lawsuit against former Arvest Bank executive Dennis Smiley Jr. on Thursday.

Arkansas Tech to Offer MSBA Degree Online

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2014 03:34 pm

Beginning with summer classes in 2015, Arkansas Tech University's Master of Science in Business Administration will be offered fully online after its board of trustees on Thursday approved the method.

U.S. Marshals Museum Gets $5M Pledge

by Lance Turner 9/18/2014 11:34 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum, set to break ground Wednesday in Fort Smith, received a $5 million pledge from an anonymous donor, museum leaders said Thursday.

State Supreme Court Denies Alltel Motion for Arbitration

by Mark Friedman and Lee Hogan 9/18/2014 11:31 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court sided with a Saline County Circuit Court ruling and denied Alltel Corp. of Little Rock, which sold to Verizon Wireless in 2009, arbitration in a class-action case.

Wal-Mart to Increase Temporary Holiday Hiring by 10 Percent

by Associated Press 9/18/2014 10:47 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of nearly 10 percent from last year.