Today's News

VW Might Compensate Owners of Diesel Cars for Loss of Value

by Associated Press 10/9/2015 11:36 am

Volkswagen could compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that emit high levels of pollutants, possibly by paying them for the lost value of their vehicles, the company's top U.S. executive said.

Appeals Court Puts Hold on Regulation Protecting Waterways

by Associated Press 10/9/2015 11:31 am

A federal appeals court has blocked an Obama administration rule that attempts to clarify which small streams, wetlands and other waterways the government can shield from pollution and development.

Donald Bobbitt Wants Karla Hughes as UAM Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2015 10:47 am

University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt announced Friday that he will recommend Karla Hughes, Ph.D., to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas System as chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Wal-Mart Names Brett Biggs as Next CFO

by Associated Press 10/9/2015 09:01 am

Wal-Mart Stores named Brett Biggs as the retailer's next chief financial officer. He will replace Charles Holley who is retiring at the end of the year. Biggs has been CFO and executive vice president of Wal-Mart's international unit since 2014.

Arkansas State Fair to Begin 10-Day Run in Little Rock

by Associated Press 10/9/2015 07:31 am

The Arkansas State Fair opens its gates Fridayfor a 10-day run featuring concerts, rides and new types of fair food.

Update: Tyson Foods to Put 300 Workers in Downtown Springdale

by Marty Cook 10/8/2015 02:07 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Thursday announced plans to locate 300 workers in a new two-story, 44,000-SF building in downtown Springdale.

FEMA Gives Arkansas $574K for Flood Mapping

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2015 11:10 am

A program by the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given more than $1.7 million to agencies in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma to maintain up-to-date flood hazard maps and other flood hazard information.

Arkansas Building Business Partnerships with Nigeria

by Alexis Hosticka 10/8/2015 11:04 am

The World Trade Center Arkansas announces deals with the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce to support Arkansas companies building strategic partnerships with Nigerian firms.

John Selig to Step Down from DHS at Year's End

by Lance Turner 10/8/2015 10:43 am

Arkansas Department of Human Services Director John Selig told employees Thursday that he plans to leave the post at the end of the year. Selig, the longest serving director at DHS, began as director in 2005 under Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Innovation Hub Hosting LR Version of InnovateHER Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2015 09:26 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has been selected as the central Arkansas host for the 2016 InnovateHER national pitch competition from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Consultants: Arkansas' Health Plan Should Move People Upward

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/7/2015 01:51 pm

Consultants hired to review the state's "private option" Medicaid plan recommended that the program continue but suggested changes that would move participants into jobs and ensure they are leading healthy lives.

Walton Foundation Selects Firms for NWA Design Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2015 01:40 pm

The Walton Family Foundation selected 36 firms for its inaugural pool of designers for the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.

Judge Hears Arguments Over Arkansas Lethal Injection Law

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 10/7/2015 01:10 pm

An Arkansas judge says he will rule by early next week on a request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by death row inmates seeking to stop eight executions scheduled to begin Oct. 21.

Consultants Presenting Medicaid Study to Arkansas Task Force

by Associated Press 10/7/2015 10:45 am

The head of a consultant's group studying Arkansas' "private option" Medicaid system acknowledges its report is "in the weeds" but that it wanted to offer state lawmakers a number of plans to consider.

Acxiom Confirms Layoffs in Little Rock, Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2015 09:43 am

Acxiom Corp. confirms that it has laid off workers in Little Rock and Conway, the international data and technology company confirmed to Arkansas Business.

Tyson Foods Gives $1.3M to UA System's Agriculture Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 03:57 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Tuesday donated $1.3 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Scott Varady to Lead Razorback Foundation

by Marty Cook 10/6/2015 12:42 pm

Scott Varady, the University of Arkansas' general counsel, has been named executive director and general counsel of the Razorback Foundation.

FAA Proposes $2M Fine Against Chicago Drone Operator

by Associated Press 10/6/2015 11:25 am

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission.

Planned Parenthood Asks Judge to Expand Arkansas Case

by Associated Press 10/6/2015 11:08 am

Planned Parenthood is asking a federal judge to expand a ruling that temporarily blocked Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid payments for three patients.

Marshals Museum Names David Kennedy as Curator

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 10:24 am

David Kennedy is curator of collections for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid, Oklahoma. He will begin his role with the U.S. Marshals Museum on Nov. 2.