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CPI Sells Oklahoma Newspapers to Warren Buffett's BH Media Group

by Lance Turner 4/20/2015 05:22 pm

Community Publishers Inc. of Bentonville has sold the last of its newspaper holdings to a firm owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire-Hathway Co.

Deltic Timber 1Q Net Income Down 61 Percent on Weather, Plant Fire

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 03:31 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado reports first-quarter preliminary net income fell 61 percent to $1.9 million, or 15 cents per share, amid bad winter weather and a fire at one of its plants.

TAC Air to Build New Terminal at Little Rock Airport

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 11:48 am

TAC Air Inc. Dallas said Monday that it will build a new terminal at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, part of an $11 million redevelopment and expansion project it is undertaking there.

Group Seeks Rehiring of Workers at 5 Closed Wal-Mart Stores

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 4/20/2015 11:19 am

A group made up of Wal-Mart workers is asking labor regulators to go to court to force the discounter to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.

Huckabee to Share 2016 Plans in Hope, Arkansas, on May 5

by Associated Press 4/20/2015 07:06 am

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he will tell supporters on May 5 in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton whether or not he will seek the Republican presidential nomination.

Opt-Out Movement Accelerates Amid Common Core Testing

by Associated Press 4/20/2015 07:04 am

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.

Hendrix College Inaugurates 11th President

by Associated Press 4/20/2015 06:53 am

Hendrix College has inaugurated its 11th president during a weekend ceremony on its campus in Conway.

FOI Request for Solicitor General Applications Turned Down by AG

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

If you were wondering who's in the running to be the new solicitor general at the Arkansas Attorney General's Office, so were we.

Arkansas Hospital Execs' Pay Below Regional Average

by Mark Friedman 4/20/2015 12:00 am

A study recently released to the Arkansas Hospital Association shows that compensation for health care executives in Arkansas is almost 10 percent below averages in the region.

New Owners Reviving Batesville's Melba Movie Theater

by Mark Friedman 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Janelle Shell said the curtain will rise again for the Melba Theater in Batesville. But before the doors open to the historic one-screen theater on the city's Main Street, a long list of repairs has to be made.

Eminent Domain Rights Dusted Off as Pipelines Trace Path Across Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Several energy projects in various phases of completion are in the works across Arkansas, drawing increased attention to the process of eminent domain used to obtain access to land, as well as some of the difficulties companies face in building their projects.

Arkansas Has Players But No Clout in 2016 Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/19/2015 01:54 pm

Instead of being a key player in an increasingly crowded presidential fight, Arkansas is heading toward an all-too-familiar status as a flyover state in 2016.

US Stocks Drop in Noon Trading

by Associated Press 4/17/2015 11:28 am

Stocks are falling broadly in midday trading on Friday following steep declines in Europe. Investors are worrying that Greece may default on its debt.

UA Names Matthew Waller Interim Dean of Business College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2015 11:20 am

University of Arkansas Provost Sharon Gaber has appointed Matthew Waller interim dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

USDA Veterinarian: Bird Flu Outbreak Could Be 'Devastating'

by Associated Press 4/17/2015 08:23 am

The nation's poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years, which would be "devastating," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief veterinary officer said Thursday.

Outgoing Arkansas Chancellor Gearhart, Wife, Give $1M to UA

by Associated Press 4/17/2015 08:18 am

Outgoing University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart and his wife, Jane, are giving a $1 million gift to the university.

Congress Passes Bill to Repeal Estate Tax

by Associated Press 4/16/2015 11:32 am

The House has passed a bill that would repeal the federal tax on estates. The tax is a politically volatile issue even though it affects very few inheritances.

Former Judge Mike Maggio Surrenders Law License

by Associated Press 4/16/2015 11:28 am

A former central Arkansas circuit court judge has voluntarily surrendered his license to avoid a disciplinary hearing.

Home BancShares 1Q Profit UP 14 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2015 11:24 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $31.1 million, up 14 percent from the same quarter last year.

Skyline Report: Commercial Permits Up; Multi-family Vacancy Rates Drop in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2015 11:00 am

Arvest Bank on Thursday released its Skyline Reports on commercial and multi-family real estate in northwest Arkansas for the last six months of 2014.

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