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Windstream Spinoff CS&L to Begin Trading on Monday

by Gwen Moritz 4/24/2015 05:01 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock officially spun off its real estate and copper assets late Friday into a real estate investment trust whose shares will begin trading publicly on Monday.

Entergy Arkansas Seeks Rate Increase in 2016

by Lance Turner 4/24/2015 02:12 pm

Entergy Arkansas Inc., looking to cover improvements to its power grid and pay for the purchase of an El Dorado power plant, is seeking to raise electrical rates next year, according to a filing Friday with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

2 AERT Executives See Salary Raises in 2014

by Marty Cook 4/24/2015 10:24 am

Two executives at Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. of Springdale, received compensation increases in 2014 according to the company's annual proxy.

nGage Labs Cuts 15 Jobs in Little Rock, But Still Open for Business

by Mark Carter 4/24/2015 09:38 am

nGage Labs laid off 15 workers last month, but its office in Little Rock remains open, a company spokesman says.

USA Truck CEO Paid $1.4M in Total Compensation in 2014

by Marty Cook 4/24/2015 09:30 am

John Simone, the CEO and president of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, received nearly $1.4 million in salary and bonuses in 2014 according to the company's latest proxy.

Bid to Repeal Arkansas Anti-Discrimination Limits Advances

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/24/2015 07:44 am

An effort to repeal a new Arkansas law preventing local governments from extending anti-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians moved closer toward appearing on next year's ballot Thursday.

Commission Approves Osteopathic Medical School at Arkansas State

by Associated Press 4/24/2015 07:42 am

The New York Institute of Technology says its proposal for a College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has been approved.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Democratic Party Can Rebound in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/24/2015 07:40 am

Focusing on issues important to working families will help Democrats in Arkansas as they try to rebound from a Republican sweep in last year's midterm election, the party's national chairwoman said Thursday night.

J.B. Hunt Shareholders Vote Down Emissions Proposal

by Marty Cook 4/23/2015 11:40 am

A shareholder proposal to require J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was defeated at the company's annual meeting Thursday.

PAM 1Q Net Income Up 300 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2015 11:21 am

PAM Transportation Services Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income up nearly 300 percent from the same quarter last year.

Home BancShares Raises 2Q Cash Dividend

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2015 10:12 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway said Thursday that it had increased its second-quarter regular cash dividend by nearly 67 percent.

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Up 97 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/23/2015 10:10 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday said first-quarter net income nearly doubled from the same quarter last year.

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin: Anti-Discrimination Changes Unnecessary

by Associated Press 4/23/2015 06:54 am

The mayor of Jonesboro said a proposal from Arkansas State University students to add protections for gays and lesbians to the city's anti-discrimination policy is unnecessary.

DNC Chairwoman Speaking at Arkansas Dinner

by Associated Press 4/23/2015 06:50 am

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is headlining a fundraiser for the party in Arkansas as it tries to rebound from Republicans sweeping statewide and federal offices in the 2014 election.

Nearly 70 Pine Bluff School Jobs to be Eliminated

by Associated Press 4/23/2015 06:49 am

Officials say nearly 70 employees of the Pine Bluff School District will lose their jobs in an effort to save money following years of financial and enrollment declines.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $19.4M Pay Package

by Mark Friedman 4/22/2015 05:17 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation fall 24.2 percent to $19.4 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year.

Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup

by Mark Carter 4/22/2015 02:54 pm

Teams from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Harding University in Searcy took top honors at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition awards.

Exxon Mobil Firms to Pay Nearly $5M for Mayflower Oil Spill

by Associated Press 4/22/2015 10:55 am

The Justice Department says two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil have agreed to pay almost $5 million in government penalties for a 2013 oil spill in a central Arkansas community.

Sine Die: Arkansas Lawmakers Formally End 2015 Session

by Associated Press 4/22/2015 10:47 am

Arkansas lawmakers have formally ended this year's legislative session, but face the possibility of returning later during the year to address the future of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion.

US Home Sales Roared Back to Life in March

by Associated Press 4/22/2015 10:44 am

U.S. homebuyers flooded back into the real estate market in March, pushing up sales and prices at the start of the spring buying season.

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