Today's News

After Baltz Firing, CARTI Issues Statement

by Lance Turner 3/19/2018 10:59 am

CARTI CEO Adam Head and Dr. Balan Nair, CARTI's medical director, issue a statement after the firing of Dr. Brad Baltz, CARTI's highest paid oncologist.

UAMS Professor Receives $11.3M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 10:33 am

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences professor has been awarded a $11.3 million federal grant to be distributed over five years that will fund the launch of a Center For Musculoskeletal Disease Research.

Not Handy? Walmart Offers TV Installers, Furniture Builders

by Associated Press 3/19/2018 10:10 am

Walmart doesn't just want to sell TVs and furniture — it wants to send a professional home to set them up, too.

SPONSORED: 'Doctor Of Sales' Prescribes Individualized Approach

by 3/19/2018 09:38 am

Sales training can make a significant difference for a team.

Government Reorganization Push Faces Pitfalls (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/19/2018 06:48 am

Promising to cut in half the number of agencies answering to him, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is hoping to emulate a Democratic governor who later defeated him in his first bid for statewide office. He's also trying to avoid the pitfalls faced by former Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Baltz Fired, Standridge Laid Off at CARTI This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Dr. Brad Baltz, an oncologist at CARTI, was fired last week.

Foreclosure Sale Falls Through in Walter Quinn Case This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

The auction, scheduled for Feb. 8 at the Pulaski County Courthouse, was called off at the 11th hour, and the financial dispute has gone quiet.

Eagle Bank Mortgage Spreads Wings Across Four States This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Eagle Bank of Little Rock now has a total of 30 loan officers in four states: Arkansas, Mississippi, Idaho and Louisiana.

Metro Little Rock's Luxury Units Bridge the Generation Gap This article is available only in print.

by Kyle Massey 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Millennials and young professionals who ignited the luxury apartment boom in central Arkansas are now living with people their parents' age.

Dollar General On March In Arkansas This article is available only in print.

by Mark Friedman 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas may be known for Walmart, but Dollar General has it outnumbered.

Judge to Rule Within 5 Days on Marijuana Licenses

by Associated Press 3/16/2018 03:35 pm

An Arkansas judge says he'll rule within the next five days on whether to allow the state to issue its first licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana.

US Job Openings Soar to Record High of 6.3M

by Associated Press 3/16/2018 11:25 am

U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years.

George Gleason Pay Rises to $6.9M

by Lance Turner 3/16/2018 11:17 am

George Gleason, 64, chairman and chief executive officer of Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks, received total compensation of nearly $6.9 million during 2017.

Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Slips to $5.8M

by Kyle Massey 3/16/2018 10:34 am

Even as a big fourth-quarter pushed Murphy USA's full-year profits to $245 million in 2017, CEO Andrew Clyde settled for a little smaller payday last year.

Bank of the Ozarks Wants Name Change: Bank OZK

by Lance Turner 3/15/2018 03:34 pm

Publicly traded Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock said Thursday that it wants to change its name to Bank OZK "as part of a strategic rebranding." Shareholders must approve the change, which would take effect in July.

Stock Awards Boost Comp for Simmons First Executives

by George Waldon 3/15/2018 02:44 pm

Compensation increased for two of the most highly paid executives at Pine Bluff's Simmons First National Corp.

Arkansas Lawmakers Wrap Up Special Session

by Associated Press 3/15/2018 02:14 pm

Arkansas lawmakers have wrapped up this week's special session after approving several measures on pharmacies, highway funding and college savings.

Arkansas Governor Calls for Cut in Agencies Reporting to Him

by Associated Press 3/15/2018 01:30 pm

Arkansas' governor is calling for a reorganization of state government and says he wants to cut the number of agencies reporting directly to him by more than half.

Governor Signs Pharmacy Benefit Manager Bill into Law

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/15/2018 10:50 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs into law a bill that requires pharmacy benefit managers to be licensed by the state. The Arkansas Pharmacy Benefits Manager Licensure Act requires licensure of any PBM that services any insurance plans that are not self-funded by employers.

Builders Optimism Slides for 3rd Consecutive Month

by Associated Press 3/15/2018 10:14 am

A new survey reveals fading optimism among homebuilders, and a downward revision in sentiment from February suggests a more sustained perception of deterioration.