Today's News

Comcast Wins More Internet Customers, Ad Sales Up

by Associated Press 10/23/2014 11:29 am

Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.

Arkansas Gay Marriage to Hit 2 Courts on Same Day

by Associated Press 10/23/2014 11:24 am

Arkansas' highest court will hear oral arguments in a case challenging the state's gay marriage ban on the same day a federal judge takes up a separate case over the prohibition.

Performance, Not Academics, Drive Incentives for SEC Football Coaches

by Lee Hogan 10/23/2014 11:05 am

Football coaches in the Southeastern Conference rake in mounds and mounds of cash for performance incentives, but rarely see much for the academic success of their teams.

Crye-Leike Adopts New Safety Rules After Beverly Carter Death

by Lance Turner 10/23/2014 10:18 am

The death of real estate agent Beverly Carter has prompted her former employer, Crye-Leike Realtors, to adopt new safety standards for its agents.

Picasolar Receives $800k DOE Grant for Solar Efficiency

by Mark Carter 10/23/2014 10:08 am

The $800,000 DOE grant will be matched by $200,000 from Picasolar. Douglas Hutchings, CEO of both Picasolar and Silicon Solar Solutions, said the SunShot awards are the most prestigious and competitive grants a solar startup can receive.

Simmons First 3Q Earnings Up 27 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/23/2014 08:57 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports third-quarter earnings of $8.8 million, or 52 cents per share, up 27 percent from $6.9 million, or 43 cents per share, during the same quarter last year.

Ad Spending for Ballot Measures Relatively Low

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/23/2014 08:29 am

Television ads opposing two ballot measures in Arkansas are getting drowned out by the blitz surrounding the U.S. Senate race and state-level matchups, according to a study released Thursday that showed relatively little spending on spots promoting initiative campaigns.

Deltic Timber 3Q Profit Sees Slight Bump

by Jan Cottingham 10/22/2014 04:56 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado announces an increase in net income in third-quarter 2014 to $6 million compared with $5.9 million in third-quarter 2013.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Seven-Year Campaign Raises $167M

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/22/2014 04:30 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital launched the Century of Possibility Centennial Campaign nearly seven years ago with a goal to reach $160 million in donations. It's going to hit that goal with room, and time, to spare.

#ARPX: It's the Final Countdown (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford and Lance Turner 10/22/2014 04:06 pm

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford assess the recent debates, the latest polls and what to expect in the final days. Online Editor Lance Turner moderates.

FedEx Predicts Increase in Holiday Deliveries

by Associated Press 10/22/2014 11:08 am

FedEx forecast Wednesday that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments.

UAMS Awarded $135k in Grants to Train Teachers

by Associated Press 10/22/2014 10:52 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Partners in Health Sciences Program has been awarded $135,000 in grants to give Arkansas teachers tools to teach health science topics.

Marshals Museum Increases Budget for Coin Marketing

by Associated Press 10/22/2014 10:49 am

Officials with the U.S. Marshals Museum have increased the budget to market new commemorative coins designed to raise money for the facility in Fort Smith.

State of the South Report Cites Innovation Hub as Key to Arkansas Growth

by Mark Carter 10/22/2014 10:16 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock and its efforts to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and access to the "knowledge" economy were lauded in the just-released 2014 State of the South report from MDC.

Thomas Longe Appointed to Home BancShares Board of Directors

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2014 04:38 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, the parent company Centennial Bank of Conway, has appointed Thomas J. Longe to its board of directors.

US Existing Home Sales Rise in September

by Associated Press 10/21/2014 11:12 am

U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.

THV 11 News: Vilonia Business Reopens After Tornado

by Lance Turner 10/21/2014 10:06 am

THV 11 News reports how one business, Vilonia Therapy Services, has reopened its doors on Main Street months after a tornado destroyed much of the city.

Clinton Family Remembers Oscar de la Renta

by Lance Turner 10/21/2014 09:44 am

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose work was exhibited at the Clinton Presidential Library last year, died at 82. The Clinton family has issued a statement about his life and legacy.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

by Lee Hogan 10/21/2014 09:25 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.

Social Media Reactions to Final Gubernatorial Debate

by Lee Hogan 10/20/2014 08:57 pm

The same day early voting began, leading gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson debated one final time.