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Arkansas Lawmaker Stepping Down to Work for Governor

by Associated Press 8/30/2016 11:52 am

An Arkansas lawmaker is stepping down from his office at the end of the month to work as a top aide to Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

US Bank Earnings in 2Q Climbed 1.4 Percent to $43.6B

by Associated Press 8/30/2016 11:22 am

U.S. banks' earnings in the April-June period rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier as growth in lending fueled interest income, according to data issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

City of Trumann in Poinsett County Sees Steady Economy

by Chris Pinkard, The Jonesboro Sun 8/30/2016 07:00 am

Tucked away on the outskirts of Jonesboro, the City of Trumann has been able to carve out a steady economy with no shortage of locally owned businesses and industries.

Majestic Hotel Demolition Ahead of Schedule in Hot Springs

by Associated Press 8/30/2016 06:54 am

Leaders in Hot Springs say the demolition of the Majestic Hotel complex is ahead of schedule.

SPONSORED: Looking At Leadership Through A Different Lens

by 8/30/2016 12:00 am

Key principles in employee management will help achieve much more than bottom-line success.

Eldridge, Arkansas Democrats Back Medical Marijuana

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/29/2016 04:48 pm

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge says he supports legalizing medical marijuana, backing the idea days after Arkansas Democrats endorsed making the drug available to some patients.

Arkansas Court Asked to Block Measure on Medical Lawsuits

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/29/2016 12:44 pm

A group opposed to a ballot proposal that would place limits on damages in medical lawsuits is asking Arkansas' highest court to block voting on the proposed constitutional amendment in November.

Keith Jackson to Leave Razorbacks Broadcasts After Season

by Associated Press 8/29/2016 12:03 pm

Longtime Razorbacks Sports Network football analyst Keith Jackson Sr. will leave his post after the 2016 season.

US Consumer Spending Posts Slower Growth in July

by Associated Press 8/29/2016 11:41 am

American consumers boosted spending at a slower pace in July, while their incomes accelerated slightly.

Conlon Collection Fetches $1.8M at Auction; Proceeds to Pay John Rogers Debt

by George Waldon 8/29/2016 11:27 am

The famed Conlon Collection of early major league baseball images sold for nearly $1.8 million at auction on Saturday.

Scott Reed Faces New Foreclosure Over K Lofts

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

IberiaBank of Lafayette, Louisiana, sued to recover more than $1.4 million owed on an original June 2013 loan of $1.3 million to Scott Reed's K Lofts project.

Property, Cash Included in One Bank's Settlement with BHL

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

Johnelle Hunt's BHL Financing LLC received assets valued at $2.8 million in its settlement with Little Rock's One Bank & Trust.

Charles Morgan Sues Partner in Lotus Auto Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The wheels came off a deal to start an exotic car dealership in California that had the backing of Charles Morgan, the former chairman and CEO of Acxiom Corp.

Something to Chew On (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

After finding an unexpected gob of chewing gum in her movie popcorn, a Little Rock film patron found more surprises in the theater chain's reaction to her complaint.

Report Examines Trends in CEO Pay

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

In 2015, the chief executive officers in the largest companies in the United States earned an average of $15.5 million, 276 times the annual average pay of the typical worker, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

25 Years After the Arkansas Gazette's Closing, Veterans Consider Consequences

by Kyle Massey 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The last shot between the Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Democrat was fired nearly 25 years ago when the Gazette, the oldest business in the state, was shut down after 172 years and its assets were sold to its rival.

Allcorp Follows Acme Holding Into Bankruptcy

by George Waldon 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The Chapter 11 filing by Little Rock's Allcorp Inc. in July marks the third Arkansas bank holding company to enter bankruptcy court in four years.

Latest Numbers Factor in Arkansas Medicaid Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/28/2016 10:22 am

The proposed insurance rate increases for Arkansas' exchange and the announcement that the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion's enrollment has topped more than 300,000 may complicate the debate next year over the future of the expanded coverage.

Wal-Mart Takes Texas to Court to Crack Liquor-Sales Market

by Associated Press 8/28/2016 10:20 am

Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded. A federal appeals court is allowing a trade group representing liquor store operators to join a stalled federal lawsuit Wal-Mart filed against the Texas agency that hands out permits to sell booze by the bottle.