Today's News

Fayetteville Company Gets Third NASA Grant to Develop High-Temp Circuits

by Sarah Campbell 6/27/2016 01:19 pm

NASA has awarded a $124,982 grant to Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc., a technology firm affiliated with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, to create a fabrication process model for the design of complicated circuits that would operate for thousands of hours in very high temperatures, the university announced on Monday.

Mark Raines Named PR Director at CJRW, Replacing Richard McKeown

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:15 pm

Veteran TV newsman Mark Raines has been promoted to vice president and director of public relations at CJRW, the Little Rock advertising and marketing agency.

KARN Reporter Donna Kelley Dies at 66

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 08:00 am

KARN radio reporter and newscast anchor Donna Kelley died at her home Sunday of natural causes, the station reported. She was 66.

Settlement Reached Between One Bank, BHL Financing

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The litigation between Johnelle Hunt's BHL Financing LLC and Little Rock's One Bank & Trust is no more.

Fords Set Up New Hedge Fund Under Westrock Umbrella

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Joe Ford and Scott Ford, the father-and-son team that built Alltel Corp., have a new asset management firm that recently launched a hedge fund.

Chef Shuttle, RaftUp To Experiment with Lake Delivery

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle, the homegrown restaurant-meal delivery service brought to us by Ryan Herget, is trying something new during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Dromborg Castle in Fayetteville for Sale — for $9.7M

by Marty Cook 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Joan and Bruce Johnson, who translated their love for “a time of yore” into a 12,000-SF “castle,” have put that regal home, which took them four years to build, up for sale.

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Gas Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

After a decade-long, multibillion-dollar bonanza of natural gas production in an Arkansas field called the Fayetteville Shale, the bust has landed with a thud.

Conner Eldridge Tests State's Gun Stance in Senate Bid (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2016 01:30 pm

With ramped-up criticism of Sen. John Boozman's vote against an effort to keep terrorists from buying guns, challenger Conner Eldridge is testing how much Arkansas' views of guns have changed since 2014.

Crisis or Speed Bump? What Brexit Vote Means for World Economy

by Associated Press 6/24/2016 11:34 am

Britain's vote to leave the European Union adds a heavy dose of uncertainty to the global economy. The most immediate effects will be felt in Britain, but the ripples could be felt much farther afield.

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2016 11:02 am

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages.

Update: No Action on Lawyer Sanctions; Holmes Rethinking Finding of 'Bad Faith'

by Gwen Moritz 6/24/2016 10:44 am

Judge P.K. Holmes III did not issue sanctions to 16 attorneys in a controversial class-action case, and said that briefs and affidavits submitted by the attorneys called into question his previous finding of bad faith.

Two Former Walmart Express Stores to Reopen As Harps

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2016 01:44 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale announced Thursday that two of the Arkansas Walmart Express locations it acquired earlier this month will reopen as Harps stores over the next 11 weeks.

Casino Campaign Announces Deal With Cherokee Nation

by Associated Press 6/23/2016 10:58 am

A group hoping to put a casino legalization measure on the Arkansas ballot this fall says it has signed an agreement with Cherokee Nation Entertainment to operate one of the casinos.

Work to Expand Arkansas 226, US 67 Speeds Toward August Finish

by George Jared 6/23/2016 10:43 am

A significant section of Arkansas 226 that connects Jonesboro to U.S. 67 will open today, according to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

US New-Home Sales Tumbled in May After Surge in April

by Associated Press 6/23/2016 09:51 am

Americans pulled back from buying new homes in May, reversing strong gains made in April as sales fell sharply in the Northeast and West.

College Affirmative Action Plan Survives US Supreme Court Review

by Associated Press 6/23/2016 09:45 am

The University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race has survived another round at the Supreme Court. The justices on Thursday upheld the Texas program by a 4-3 vote.

Arkansas Court Gives OK to Execute Inmates, Upholds Secrecy

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 6/23/2016 09:22 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state can execute eight death row inmates using its three-drug protocol, upholding a state law that keeps information about lethal injection drugs confidential.

Caddo River Forest Products to Restart Glenwood Sawmill, Employ 136

by Sarah Campbell 6/22/2016 04:26 pm

Caddo River Forest Products plans to reopen a sawmill in Glenwood, investing $50 million and creating 136 new jobs and up to 300 new "indirect" jobs in the area.

Eldridge Criticizes Boozman on Curbing Guns to Terrorists

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/22/2016 02:59 pm

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge is criticizing Republican Sen. John Boozman for opposing an effort to prevent terrorists from buying guns, saying an alternative measure backed by the Arkansas lawmaker doesn't go far enough.