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SPONSORED: Looking At Leadership Through A Different Lens

by 8/30/2016 12:00 am

Key principles in employee management will help achieve much more than bottom-line success.

Eldridge, Arkansas Democrats Back Medical Marijuana

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/29/2016 04:48 pm

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge says he supports legalizing medical marijuana, backing the idea days after Arkansas Democrats endorsed making the drug available to some patients.

Arkansas Court Asked to Block Measure on Medical Lawsuits

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/29/2016 12:44 pm

A group opposed to a ballot proposal that would place limits on damages in medical lawsuits is asking Arkansas' highest court to block voting on the proposed constitutional amendment in November.

Keith Jackson to Leave Razorbacks Broadcasts After Season

by Associated Press 8/29/2016 12:03 pm

Longtime Razorbacks Sports Network football analyst Keith Jackson Sr. will leave his post after the 2016 season.

US Consumer Spending Posts Slower Growth in July

by Associated Press 8/29/2016 11:41 am

American consumers boosted spending at a slower pace in July, while their incomes accelerated slightly.

Conlon Collection Fetches $1.8M at Auction; Proceeds to Pay John Rogers Debt

by George Waldon 8/29/2016 11:27 am

The famed Conlon Collection of early major league baseball images sold for nearly $1.8 million at auction on Saturday.

Scott Reed Faces New Foreclosure Over K Lofts

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

IberiaBank of Lafayette, Louisiana, sued to recover more than $1.4 million owed on an original June 2013 loan of $1.3 million to Scott Reed's K Lofts project.

Property, Cash Included in One Bank's Settlement with BHL

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

Johnelle Hunt's BHL Financing LLC received assets valued at $2.8 million in its settlement with Little Rock's One Bank & Trust.

Charles Morgan Sues Partner in Lotus Auto Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The wheels came off a deal to start an exotic car dealership in California that had the backing of Charles Morgan, the former chairman and CEO of Acxiom Corp.

25 Years After the Arkansas Gazette's Closing, Veterans Consider Consequences

by Kyle Massey 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The last shot between the Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Democrat was fired nearly 25 years ago when the Gazette, the oldest business in the state, was shut down after 172 years and its assets were sold to its rival.

Latest Numbers Factor in Arkansas Medicaid Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/28/2016 10:22 am

The proposed insurance rate increases for Arkansas' exchange and the announcement that the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion's enrollment has topped more than 300,000 may complicate the debate next year over the future of the expanded coverage.

Wal-Mart Takes Texas to Court to Crack Liquor-Sales Market

by Associated Press 8/28/2016 10:20 am

Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded. A federal appeals court is allowing a trade group representing liquor store operators to join a stalled federal lawsuit Wal-Mart filed against the Texas agency that hands out permits to sell booze by the bottle.

Arkansas Asks US Supreme Court to Weigh in on Crash Reports

by Associated Press 8/26/2016 03:54 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is asking the nation's highest court to weigh in on whether a 1994 federal law prevents Arkansas State Police from releasing all driver and survivor information on accident reports.

Yellen Suggests Rate Hike is Coming But Offers No Timetable

by Associated Press 8/26/2016 11:17 am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.

Tacos 4 Life to Open Restaurant in Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 8/26/2016 11:14 am

Tacos 4 Life plans to open its first location in Little Rock early next year at Shackleford Crossing Shopping Center.

Hendrix College Raises $2M to Make Goal for Mabee Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2016 11:07 am

Hendrix College of Conway says it has reached its goal to meet a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa.

Start Here Little Rock to Host Event Saturday

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2016 10:22 am

Start Here Little Rock, an initiative to increase the engagement of women and minorities in the entrepreneurial process in Little Rock, will host an event on Saturday.

Arkansas Tech, University of the Ozarks Ink Deal to Benefit International Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas Tech University President Robin E. Bowen and University of the Ozarks President Richard L. Dunsworth signed a memorandum of understanding to create an academic collaboration to benefit international students.

US Economy Grew at Tepid 1.1 Percent Pace in Spring

by Associated Press 8/26/2016 07:44 am

The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment.

Arkansas Asks Court to Vacate Order Blocking Abortion Law

by Associated Press 8/25/2016 05:10 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office is asking a federal appeals court to allow the state to enforce its restrictions on the abortion pill, saying the law protects the integrity of the medical profession.