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Arkansas Officials: Highway Funding Plan May Wait Until '19

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/18/2017 02:02 pm

Arkansas highway officials are leaving open the possibility they'll take a road funding proposal to lawmakers in 2019 rather try to put it on the ballot next year.

Women Who Own Businesses Find Bank Loans Harder to Get

by Associated Press 10/18/2017 11:54 am

A survey of businesses conducted this summer found that 30 percent of companies owned by women were able to get bank loans during the previous three months, compared to half of all the owners surveyed.

In Helena-West Helena, Thrive Redesigns Its Strategy for the Future

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 10/18/2017 11:39 am

After receiving a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant in 2015, Thrive is ready to start a new chapter in its story of redesigning the Delta.

Governor: Rate Hikes Don't Threaten Arkansas Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2017 01:51 pm

Arkansas' governor says the insurance rate increases approved by state regulators after the Trump administration ended a key subsidy won't threaten the future of Arkansas Works.

Carl Vogelpohl to Lead Tort Reform Effort

by Lance Turner 10/17/2017 11:57 am

Carl Vogelpohl has been named to oversee Arkansans for Jobs and Justice, a coalition that will campaign for a tort reform measure on the ballot next year.

Asa Hutchinson Opposes Tapping General Revenue for Roads

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2017 11:15 am

Arkansas' governor says he'll "vigorously oppose" any highway funding ballot initiative that calls for tapping into general revenue for road needs.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2017 09:46 am

Four leaders who have made contributions to the finance and banking, fitness, transportation and steel industries make up the 2018 class of inductees for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Hutchinson Says He Has $1.5M for Re-Election Try

by Associated Press 10/17/2017 07:26 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's re-election team says the incumbent has more than $1.5 million available ahead of Arkansas' primary and general elections next year.

Pulaski, Jefferson Counties Top Applications for Medical Pot

by Associated Press 10/17/2017 07:14 am

Most applications for medical marijuana distribution sites came in for Pulaski County, while the largest number of cultivation applications list Jefferson County.

UA Little Rock Selects Firm to Study Adding Football, Band

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/16/2017 12:15 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has selected Convention Sports & Leisure of Plano, Texas, to conduct feasibility study that will help the university determine whether it should add a football team and a marching band to its offerings.

White House: $4,000 More for Families with Business Tax Cuts

by Associated Press 10/16/2017 11:31 am

By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. But that 5 percent increase was met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers who said the math was flawed.

Texarkana Doctor Strict on Medical Marijuana Prescriptions

by Associated Press 10/16/2017 11:11 am

As Dr. Joseph Parker sees it, he has little choice except to prescribe medical marijuana — even though doing so may raise some eyebrows in Texarkana, Arkansas.

SPONSORED: Arkansas Is Open for Business, But Are We Ready?

by 10/16/2017 08:00 am

Businesses and schools are partnering with programs to prepare students to join the workforce of the future.

Tedford and Son Leave Stephens Inc., Go In with Stephens Group This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Bill Tedford has left Stephens Inc. after 51 years, along with son Alan, and they have hooked up with the other side of the Stephens family.

Bayou Meto Farmland Sold; LM Glasfiber Spends $8.3M on Construction This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Farmland in Lonoke County and apartments, a coffeehouse and home in Little Rock fill this week's roster of big real estate transactions. LM Glasfiber and a west Little Rock child development center lead in construction figures.

Builders Association Looks at House of Incarcerated Former EVP This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The former executive vice president of the Arkansas Home Builders Association, who helped herself to $100,000 of the association's money, began serving her 12-year prison sentence in August.

Natural State Medical Group Holds Breath for Marijuana License This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Natural State Medical Group Inc. has applied for a medical marijuana license and has sold $925,000 worth of shares of the company, according to its Oct. 2 filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Its total offering amount is $4.5 million.

Springdale Contractor Faces Foreclosure This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Arvest Bank of Rogers is seeking more than $1.3 million in a foreclosure suit filed against Springdale contractor James Randall Ball in Washington County Circuit Court.

Charitable Giving in the US Declines

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Fewer Americans appear to be giving to charity, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy's 2017 report on charitable giving, “How America Gives Special Report: Breaking the Charity Habit.”

Majestic Death Looms Over Spa City

by George Waldon 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The destruction of the Majestic Hotel left an indelible scar on the psyche of Hot Springs officials and residents.

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