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Boozman Portrays Eldridge as Gift From Obama in New Ad

by Associated Press 10/21/2016 03:11 pm

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman has launched his first negative ad against Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge, portraying the former federal prosecutor as a gift from President Barack Obama to predominantly conservative Arkansas.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Proponents Launch TV Ad

by Associated Press 10/21/2016 02:31 pm

Supporters of a medical marijuana proposal in Arkansas have launched a television ad touting the November ballot measure as a way to help children with seizures.

City of Fayetteville Asks Court to Uphold Its LGBT Protections

by Associated Press 10/21/2016 02:28 pm

An Arkansas city says its ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity doesn't violate a state law that was intended to prevent such local protections, and argues the state's highest court doesn't need to weigh in on the law's constitutionality.

Unemployment Rates Rose in 3 of 8 US Swing States Last Month

by Associated Press 10/21/2016 11:37 am

Unemployment rates rose in three of eight U. S. swing states last month, fell in two and were unchanged in the remaining three.

Bear State Financial 3Q Earnings Up 47 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 11:31 am

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock reports third-quarter earnings of $4.7 million, up 47 percent from the same time last year.

UCA Selects 4 President Finalists to Interview On Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 11:04 am

The University of Central Arkansas says the list of applicants for president has been narrowed to four after eight were interviewed by committee in Dallas on Wednesday and Thursday.

Arkansas Unemployment Rises to 4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 09:23 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point, from 3.9 percent in August to 4 percent in September.

Report: Arkansas Medical Pot Plan Costs More Than It Raises

by Associated Press 10/20/2016 03:22 pm

Arkansas finance officials say competing proposals to legalize medical marijuana would cost the state more to enforce than they would generate in new tax revenue.

Arkansas Court Says Cases Need Review After Flawed Forensics

by Associated Press 10/20/2016 12:40 pm

Arkansas' high court has sent two cases back to lower courts to consider whether flawed testimony from FBI forensics experts is enough to overturn the convictions of two men.

UALR Provost Zulma Toro Leaving for New Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2016 11:37 am

After serving as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock provost and executive vice chancellor for almost four years, Zulma Toro has been named president of Central Connecticut State University

Simmons First 3Q Net Income Up 8 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/20/2016 11:12 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $23.4 million, up 8 percent from the same quarter last year.

Report: Building Permits, Homes Sold Increase in Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2016 11:00 am

In northwest Arkansas, building permits have increased, the supply of remaining lots continued to fall and the number of complete but unoccupied houses remains low, according to a new residential real estate market report.

Union Asks Court to Reverse Wal-Mart Trespassing Order

by Associated Press 10/20/2016 10:54 am

A labor union is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to reverse a judge's order barring it from trespassing on the retail giant's property in the state, arguing that the issue needs to be settled by a federal board.

Chinese Firm Agrees to Put Garment Plant in Little Rock, Employ 400

by Lance Turner 10/20/2016 10:34 am

A Chinese company that makes clothing for Adidas and other brands has agreed to put a garment plant in Little Rock, investing $20 million and employing 400 people.

In Little Rock, Chase Economist Finds Economic Recovery Going Well

by Sarah Campbell 10/20/2016 10:29 am

"We're not in crisis; we're getting back on our feet," economist Jim Glassman told business professionals Wednesday at an economic outlook luncheon.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 4 Inductees

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2016 09:17 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas this week announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Home BancShares 3Q Profit Up 22 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/20/2016 07:06 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports record quarterly profit of $43.6 million, up 22 percent from the same quarter last year.

Arkansas Ex-Judge Ordered Held on Federal Charges

by Associated Press 10/19/2016 03:57 pm

A former Arkansas judge accused of giving lighter sentences to defendants in exchange for nude photos and sexual acts will remain in jail for now.

Arkansas Medical Pot Opponents Launch First TV Ad

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/19/2016 01:58 pm

Opponents of medical marijuana efforts in Arkansas have begun airing their first television ads against the ballot measures, as state law enforcement officials warn they'll need more funding if medical pot is legalized.

After 5 Years of Waiting, Ballet Arkansas to Find New Home on Main Street

by Alexis Hosticka 10/19/2016 11:21 am

Five years after development began, Ballet Arkansas is finally moving into its new office and rehearsal space on Main Street Little Rock's "Creative Corridor."


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