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Husqvarna to Add Solar Power at Nashville Plant

by Kyle Massey 6/23/2017 12:13 pm

Husqvarna Group, the global power equipment manufacturer with three facilities around Nashville, Arkansas, announces plans to build a solar power installation at its injection molding plant in Howard County.

In South Arkansas, Solar Power Is Hot

by Kyle Massey 6/23/2017 11:41 am

Storm clouds from Tropical Storm Cindy swirled overhead, but south Arkansas energy officials were all sunshine on Thursday as solar power dominated Ouachita Electric Cooperative's annual meeting.

New Homes Sales Rebounded 2.9 Percent in May

by Associated Press 6/23/2017 09:47 am

Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West.

Arkansas State University to Expand Football Stadium

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/23/2017 09:34 am

The Arkansas State Athletics Department announces details and artist renderings of its planned north endzone expansion project at Centennial Bank Stadium.

Arts Organization Gets Land Near Marshals Museum Site in Fort Smith

by Sam Hoisington 6/22/2017 02:45 pm

The Community School of the Arts, a nonprofit arts education group in Fort Smith, announced Thursday that a tract of land had been donated to the organization.

Senate GOP Releases Bill to Cut Medicaid, Alter 'Obamacare'

by Associated Press 6/22/2017 10:38 am

Senate Republicans release their long-awaited bill to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners.

Governor Tells Europe U.S. Is Still Committed to Global Trade

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/22/2017 09:43 am

Traveling in Germany, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says European business leaders were concerned about the U.S. being less committed to global trade.

Applications for US Jobless Aid Tick Up to Still-Low 241K

by Associated Press 6/22/2017 08:46 am

Slightly more people sought US unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications remained at a historically low level that suggests the job market is healthy.

SPONSORED: Building a Sustainable Venture Ecosystem – The Long Game

by 6/22/2017 08:30 am

It is important that teachers, parents and students understand that there are viable career paths to entrepreneurship, and that established companies thrive when they have a steady flow of smart, innovative talent upon which to build.

TV Academy Chapter to Honor Pitcock, Foley, Long and Short

by Kyle Massey 6/21/2017 04:26 pm

Next month will bring a Little Rock reunion for four longtime Arkansas broadcast journalists when Jim Pitcock, Lew Short, Carolyn Long and Larry Foley are honored by the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/21/2017 11:11 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Big Firms Like Wal-Mart Are America's Hungriest Wind, Solar Users

by Nichola Groom, Reuters 6/21/2017 09:53 am

Major U.S. corporations like Wal-Mart have become some of America's biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving an industry seen as key to helping cut carbon emissions.

Acxiom Gets Five New Patents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/21/2017 09:36 am

Acxiom Corp. is issued five new patents for data processing and management technology designed to support the data science underlying the company's marketing services.

SPONSORED: Email Marketing: One Of Today's Most Effective Tools

by 6/21/2017 08:00 am

If done properly and with a purpose, a good marketing campaign can help a company's bottom line instead of simply cluttering inboxes.

Tyson Foods Adopts Video, Welfare Checks in Poultry Operations

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 6/21/2017 07:07 am

Tyson Foods has installed video cameras in key areas of its poultry operations and will test new ways to slaughter birds under a corporate philosophy that notes its role as a steward for millions of chickens.

Arkansas Panel Recommends 2 Percent Raises for Officials

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/20/2017 11:52 am

An Arkansas panel is recommending a 2 percent raise for the state's elected officials and judges, despite a request from the state Supreme Court that it receive an 11 percent bump in pay.

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Jon Harrison

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 11:39 am

Arkansas Business' "Foundations" interview series continues with Jon Harrison, owner of VIP2 of Little Rock, which helps businesses through leadership training programs for staff at all levels.

Harrison Energy Partners, Daikin Applied Announce Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 11:31 am

Daikin Applied of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Harrison Energy Partners of Little Rock announce a new partnership.

Teletech to Open Center in Morrilton, Add 350 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 10:57 am

Teletech Holdings Inc. announces that it will open a new customer service center in Morrilton and create at least 350 jobs.

Trump's Cuba Plan Puts Stone in Path of A Better Relationship (Ed Kardas Commentary)

by Ed Kardas 6/20/2017 09:49 am

Friday's news about Cuba was disheartening to Southern Arkansas University professor and Cuba expert Ed Kardas.

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