Today's News

Queen Wilhelmina Lodge to Reopen in Spring

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 11:35 am

An Arkansas state park lodge is scheduled to reopen after $6.7 million in renovations are completed.

ASTA Awards Grant to UALR Researcher for Leukemia Cure Search

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2014 11:16 am

The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority has awarded $50,000 to researcher Darin Jones of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to fund his research to develop a cure for leukemia.

Dassault Breaks Ground on $60M Hangar Dedicated to New Models

by Mark Carter 9/2/2014 10:17 am

Dassault Falcon Jet breaks ground on a $60 million expansion at its Little Rock completion facility.

Simmons First Completes Delta Trust Acquisition

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2014 08:43 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff has completed its acquisition of Delta Trust & Banking Corp. of Little Rock.

Big River Steel Plans to Break Ground Sept. 22

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 07:29 am

Gov. Mike Beebe is expected to attend an invitation-only groundbreaking for an Osceola steel mill that's been sued by a competing company.

Report: Midwest Economic Index Inched Up in August

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 07:28 am

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states rose slightly in August, suggesting growth is ahead.

Dassault Falcon Jet to Break Ground on $60M Expansion in Little Rock

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 07:24 am

Dassault Falcon Jet is to break ground on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant at Little Rock's airport.

IA Client Firm SEAS Education not Typical 'Startup'

by Mark Carter 9/1/2014 12:00 am

One Innovate Arkansas client firm stretches the "startup" tag. SEAS Education of Mountain Home has been around since 1995 and quietly has become a leading national provider of education plan management software.

Newly Insured 'Private Option' Arkansans Present Challenges, Opportunities

by Gwen Moritz 9/1/2014 12:00 am

Whether thoroughly successful, a total failure or something in between, this much is sure: Roughly a quarter-million Arkansans who did not have health insurance in 2013 are now insured, mostly because of the private option, and this historic deluge of new health care customers bring with them challenges and opportunities.

Car-Mart Stays the Course in Low-Interest Environment

by Marty Cook 9/1/2014 12:00 am

Fiscal 2014, which ended April 30, was ‘a pretty stout year' for America's Car-Mart Inc., where sales were up but earnings were down 34 percent. Fortunately, the new year is looking better.

Health Law Factors into Governor's, Senate Races in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/31/2014 07:41 am

Running in the two hottest races in Arkansas this fall, Mark Pryor and Mike Ross find themselves under attack on the health care reform law and attempting to navigate around it as they struggle to prevent a complete Republican takeover of the state's top offices.

Alcohol Amendment Will Be on November Ballot

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2014 03:45 pm

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin announced Friday afternoon the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment will be on the general election ballot in November.

US Consumer Sentiment Improves in August

by Associated Press 8/29/2014 11:44 am

U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups.

Mark Pryor Launches Women's Issues Coalition

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/29/2014 11:42 am

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor launched a coalition Thursday to tout his positions supporting raising Arkansas' minimum wage and pay equity as he tries to turn out the women's vote in his re-election campaign.

$30,000 in Sculptures Stolen from Riverfront Park in Little Rock

by Associated Press 8/29/2014 11:41 am

Little Rock authorities say three sculptures worth $30,000 have been stolen from Riverfront Park.

Whirlpool Says Arkansas Site is Safe

by Associated Press 8/29/2014 11:32 am

A Whirlpool spokesman says a toxic chemical found in the groundwater of a Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club does not pose a health risk.

ARK Challenge: My Color of Beauty Aims to Fill Niche

by Mark Carter 8/29/2014 10:53 am

Eyona Mitchell is experiencing first hand how the other half lives. A one-person team competing in the fourth installment of the ARK Challenge startup accelerator in downtown Little Rock, Mitchell used to help businesses at previous stints working with the Downtown Little Rock Partnership and Alt.Consulting in Pine Bluff.

Video: Attendees Give Made by Few Rave Reviews

by Mark Carter 8/29/2014 08:40 am

Videographer Barry Deere captured the enthusiasm surrounding the tech conference for "makers of the web," with reaction from attendees, event organizers plus speaker James Victore, a renowned independent designer/artist from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Colette Honorable Nominated to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

by Associated Press 8/29/2014 06:49 am

President Barack Obama has nominated the chairwoman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Lonoke County Farmers Sue Turner Grain

by Lance Turner 8/28/2014 04:34 pm

Four farm companies in Lonoke County filed a sharply worded lawsuit Friday against Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley and its related companies that alleges fraud, theft by deception and breach of contract.