Today's News

Arkansas Senate Panel Approves Effort to Collect Online Sales Taxes

by Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:56 am

A state Senate committee has endorsed legislation requiring online retailers who don't collect Arkansas sales taxes to provide a list of purchases made by state residents.

Interim Dean for Bowen Law School Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2017 11:48 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced on Wednesday that John DiPippa will serve as interim dean of its William H. Bowen School of Law. He starts July 1.

Americans Buy Existing Homes at Fastest Pace in a Decade

by Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:37 am

Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007.

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

by Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:28 am

Amazon says Arkansas prosecutors looking to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.

Metroplan Promotes Casey Covington to Deputy Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2017 11:14 am

Metroplan announces the promotion of Casey R. Covington to deputy director.

Broadway Bridge to Reopen Next Week

by Sarah Campbell 2/22/2017 10:57 am

The Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River that connects the downtowns of Little Rock and North Little Rock is set to open to north-south traffic next week, about a month earlier than planned.

US Chamber, French Hill: Less Regulation Will Boost Economic Growth

by Sarah Campbell 2/21/2017 04:43 pm

French Hill and a U.S. Chamber representative say the economy is growing too slowly because regulations designed for international financial institutions have been imposed on community institutions.

Democrat-Gazette Cuts Include Columnists Fellone and Haymes

by Kyle Massey 2/21/2017 03:32 pm

Two of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's better-known columnists — Frank Fellone and Linda Haymes — were among the latest job cuts at the daily paper on Tuesday.

Tyson Foods Quickens Shift from Antibiotics in Chicken

by Tom Polansek, Reuters 2/21/2017 11:59 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs.

Video: Tyson Unveils New Corporate Logo, Growth Strategy at Conference

by Lance Turner 2/21/2017 11:51 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale unveils a new corporate logo and more details about its growth strategy at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference in Boca Raton, Florida.

Design Work Underway for US Marshals Museum in Fort Smith

by Associated Press 2/21/2017 11:25 am

Design work is underway for the $58.6 million, star-shaped building that will house the new U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Kristi Moody Named General Counsel of Windstream

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2017 11:08 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock appoints Kristi Moody, senior vice president and corporate secretary, as general counsel.

US Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' 9 Death Row Challengers

by Associated Press 2/21/2017 10:32 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Arkansas inmates to stop their executions over claims that their deaths would be "intolerably painful."

Kirby & Co. of Hot Springs Gets a New Name, 61° Celsius

by Kyle Massey 2/21/2017 09:16 am

Kirby & Co., the longtime Hot Springs marketing and communications firm, has a hot new name: 61° Celsius.

Little Rock Tech Park Announces 5 More Tenants

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2017 09:11 am

The Little Rock Technology Park on Tuesday named five new tenants for its Phase 1 facility set to open March 1 at 417 Main St. in downtown Little Rock.

Dillard's Same-Store Sales, Earnings Decline For 4Q, Fiscal Year

by Lance Turner 2/21/2017 06:55 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports a 6 percent decline in fourth-quarter same-store sales amid what its CEO called "mall traffic declines from continued retail industry challenges."

America's Car-Mart Misses 3Q Profit Forecasts

by Marty Cook 2/21/2017 06:51 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. on reports fiscal third-quarter profit of $2.8 million. CEO Hank Henderson said the company was "disappointed" with its top line for the quarter.

Wal-Mart Earnings Fall, But Online Sales, In-Store Traffic Rise

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 2/21/2017 06:50 am

Wal-Mart says fourth-quarter earnings fell nearly 18 percent, hurt by its investments in e-commerce and stores.

Drugs Vanish at Some VA Hospitals

by Associated Press 2/20/2017 11:15 am

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

'Bathroom Bill' Could Upend Arkansas Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/20/2017 06:48 am

The plan has spurred warnings from Hutchinson, as well as tourism and business groups, that such a measure isn't needed and could subject the state to the widespread backlash and boycotts North Carolina faced over its bathroom law.