Today's News

William H. 'Buddy' Sutton Dies at 84

by Lance Turner 7/2/2015 04:23 pm

William H. "Buddy" Sutton, a former chairman and managing partner of the state's largest law firm, died Thursday. He was 84.

Hutchinson Names 3 to Arkansas Board of Education

by Associated Press 7/2/2015 03:50 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has made three appointments, including a top Wal-Mart official, to the board which governs education in Arkansas.

Arkansas Launches Farmer-Veteran Initiative

by Mark Carter 7/2/2015 03:02 pm

The "Homegrown by Heroes Arkansas Grown" program merges the national Homegrown by Heroes program, started in Kentucky, with the Arkansas Grown initiative, which promotes Arkansas farmers and growers and their products.

Update: US Unemployment Falls to 7-Year Low, But Wages Flat

by Associated Press 7/2/2015 02:20 pm

U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low.

No Daily Report on Friday

by Arkansas Business staff 7/2/2015 11:41 am

Arkansas Business will not publish its Daily Report and Morning Roundup e-newsletters on Friday, and the three weekly e-newsletters scheduled for Friday afternoon will be sent today.

Mid-South Community College Becomes Part of ASU System

by Alexis Hosticka 7/2/2015 11:02 am

Mid-South Community College has officially become Arkansas State University Mid-South and the newest member of the ASU System.

Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year with $191M Surplus

by Mark Carter 7/2/2015 10:59 am

Arkansas ended the fiscal year with a surplus of $191.6 million, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Finance & Administration.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

Three Schools Receive $3.1 Million in Grants

by Alexis Hosticka 7/2/2015 08:56 am

Three priority schools have been selected to receive approximately $3.1 million in federal School Improvement Grants for the upcoming school year.

Acxiom CEO Scott Howe Gets $1.2M Raise in Fiscal 2015

by Sean Beherec 7/1/2015 05:07 pm

Scott Howe, CEO of Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock, was paid $6.3 million in fiscal 2015 — a pay bump of more than $1.2 million compared to fiscal 2014, according to documents filed Wednesday. Howe's total compensation included a base salary of $650,000.

Here's the New UALR Trojans Logo

by Lance Turner 7/1/2015 11:46 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock this morning unveiled its athletic department logos. Chasse Conque, the UALR athletic director, said a new Trojans website will also go live at noon.

Little Rock Marks Milestone at Robinson Center Renovation

by Alexis Hosticka 7/1/2015 11:43 am

One year in, the Robinson Center Second Act project is on schedule and on budget, with the performing arts venue set to reopen in November 2016.

NLR Chamber of Commerce Begins CEO Search

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/1/2015 11:28 am

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday that it is now accepting applications for the position of president and CEO.

OBU Names Charles Wright Interim President

by Lance Turner 7/1/2015 11:16 am

Ouachita Baptist University of Arkadelphia has named Charles Wright, the university's retired dean of fine arts, to be interim president while it seeks a replacement for Rex Horne, who will leave the university at the end of the month.

US Manufacturing Growth Improves in June; Hiring Jumps

by Associated Press 7/1/2015 11:13 am

U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment.

Trade Schools Have to Find Grads Jobs, or Lose Financial Aid

by Associated Press 7/1/2015 11:11 am

New rules go into effect today for any school with a career-training program. Graduates have to be able to earn enough money to repay their student loans, or a school risks losing access to financial aid.

Public Advocate: NYC Funds Should Divest from Wal-Mart

by Associated Press 7/1/2015 10:55 am

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is calling for the city's pensions funds to divest from Wal-Mart.

June Economic Report Affirms Slow Growth Ahead in Midwest

by Associated Press 7/1/2015 07:47 am

Data from a June survey echo previous signs that slower economic growth likely lays ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report released Wednesday.

Southwest Airlines to Start Nonstop Flights from St. Louis to Little Rock

by Associated Press 7/1/2015 06:54 am

Flights with nonstop service to Little Rock, Arkansas, are set to return to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport after a two-year absence.

What's Next After Export-Import Bank Charter Expires at Midnight?

by Associated Press 6/30/2015 11:31 am

Congress failed to renew the bank's charter because of opposition from Republicans who say it amounts to corporate welfare. However, the shutdown may end up being only temporary.

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