Today's News

Car-Mart Net Revenue Up Slightly While Net Income Slips

by Marty Cook 8/20/2014 06:06 pm

The company said diluted earnings per share were 79 cents, the same as a year ago but more than the average analyst estimate of 62 cents.

The Debate Over 'Partisan Polling' (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 8/20/2014 03:51 pm

With highly targeted and fiercely competitive races for U.S. Senate and Governor, Arkansas has been a hotbed for public opinion polls in recent months – with a new poll being released just about weekly. But as the number of polls being released continues to rise, so have the number of critics crying foul over the assumed biases of so-called “partisan polling”. Can partisan polls be trusted, or are they just tools used to push an agenda?

Jerry Jones' Dallas Cowboys Top $3B in Value

by Lance Turner 8/20/2014 02:38 pm

The Dallas Cowboys are once again ranked as the top U.S. sports franchise, topping $3 billion value, according to Forbes magazine.

8 Farmers File Fraud Lawsuit Against Turner Grain

by Mark Friedman 8/20/2014 12:50 pm

A group of farmers sue Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. for fraud, saying they haven't been paid for grains they sold to the Brinkley company. And Bruce Oakley Inc. of North Little Rock files an interpleader asking a judge to decide what to do with the $360,000 it owes Turner.

Kevin McCarthy, Mitt Romney Campaign in Arkansas

by Associated Press 8/20/2014 11:29 am

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling for the Keystone XL pipeline to move forward as he kicks off a series of campaign visits for congressional hopefuls in Arkansas.

Highland Pellets to Build $130M Plant in Pine Bluff

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2014 09:26 am

Highland Pellets LLC said Wednesday that it will build a 500,000 metric ton per year wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff.

Fort Smith OKs $1.5M for Osteopathic Medical College

by Associated Press 8/20/2014 07:28 am

Fort Smith has approved spending $1.5 million on infrastructure for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

NLR Woman Pleads Guilty to $1M Payroll Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 8/19/2014 05:36 pm

Regina Lynn Paff, 53, who handled the payroll for AGL Corp. of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud filed directly by federal prosecutors.

Clinton National Airport Reveals $20M Concourse Renovation Plans

by Lee Hogan 8/19/2014 04:10 pm

The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock has plans for a $20.6 million renovation to its concourse. Details of the project were released Tuesday morning.

Windstream Holdings COO Brent Whittington to Resign

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2014 04:06 pm

Windstream Holdings Corp. of Little Rock said Tuesday that Brent Whittington, its chief operating officer, is resigning effective Sept. 1.

Last Chance to Nominate Candidates for Arkansas Business' 20 in Their 20s List

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2014 11:42 am

Nominations are being accepted for the list of the state's most influential young professionals, "The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s."

Southern Bancorp to Buy Mississippi's Smallest Bank

by Gwen Moritz 8/19/2014 11:18 am

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia announced Tuesday a plan to buy the smallest bank in Mississippi, the Bank of Bolivar County.

Texarkana Hotel Group to Pay $915K

by Associated Press 8/19/2014 07:43 am

A settlement has been reached between a Texarkana hotel owner and the contractors who built the city's new convention center and hotel.

Mark Martin Pays Back $2,100 for Homestead Tax Credits

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/18/2014 05:29 pm

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has paid $2,100 to Benton County for improperly receiving tax credits on two homes over the past three years, and indicated he planned to make more payments for claiming both houses as his primary residence.

Update: More Signatures Submitted for Wage Hike Item

by Associated Press 8/18/2014 03:52 pm

A group proposing to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage has submitted additional signatures in its effort to put the increase before voters in November.

Bruce Oakley To Give Turner Grain Money To Judge

by Mark Friedman 8/18/2014 03:28 pm

A North Little Rock company plans to hand over money it owes Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley to a judge to decide how to divide it among Turner's creditors.

Couples: Deny Stay in Arkansas Gay Marriage Case

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 8/18/2014 03:19 pm

Couples challenging Arkansas' gay marriage ban have asked the state Supreme Court to deny the state's request to delay proceedings in the lawsuit pending a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a similar case.

2 Dead, 2 Hurt in Arkansas Freight Train Collision

by Associated Press 8/18/2014 11:16 am

Two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others were injured when two freight trains collided head-on in northeast Arkansas early Sunday, Arkansas State Police said.

Hospital Operator Community Health Systems Reveals Cyberattack

by Gwen Moritz 8/18/2014 10:40 am

Community Health Systems Inc., which operates hospitals in Fort Smith, Bentonville, Springdale and seven other cities in Arkansas, on Monday blamed Chinese hackers for a cyberattack that accessed "non-medical" data on 4.5 million patients of its affiliated physicians.

Fort Smith Stays on Top of Arkansas Tech Business Index; 11 Cities Improve

by Lee Hogan 8/18/2014 10:19 am

For the third month in a row, Fort Smith remained on top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index, according to data compiled for May.