Today's News

State Court Signals Ruling on Marriage (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/23/2014 12:03 pm

As he urged Arkansas' highest court to strike down the state's ban on gay marriage last week, attorney Jack Wagoner tried to illustrate just how much the national landscape had changed since he filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of 20 same-sex couples.

French Hill Named to Congressional Financial Panel

by Associated Press 11/21/2014 02:53 pm

Arkansas Congressman-elect French Hill has been picked by the House Republican Steering Committee to serve on the Financial Services Committee in Congress next year.

Study: CEOs in 10 Big Mergers to Get $430M

by Associated Press 11/21/2014 11:46 am

This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.

Dillard's Declares Quarterly Dividend

by Associated Press 11/21/2014 11:39 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock announces a cash dividend of 6 cents per share on its Class A and Class B Common Stock.

USA Truck Adds 2 to Dedicated Freight Team

by Marty Cook 11/21/2014 11:27 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren names Greg Lutes vice president and general manager of the company's dedicated freight team.

Mike Beebe Sets April Election for State Senate Seat

by Associated Press 11/21/2014 10:45 am

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has set a special election for April 14 to fill the vacant state Senate seat that had been held by the incoming governor's new chief of staff.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6 Percent in October

by Lance Turner and Lee Hogan 11/21/2014 10:06 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell from September to October, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.

Warren Stephens' Halifax Media Sells to New York Firm

by Sean Beherec 11/21/2014 07:35 am

New Media Investment Group Inc. of New York City has announced plans to purchase Halifax Media, the newspaper chain partially owned by Warren Stephens, for $280 million.

Windstream to Cut 350 Positions, 38 In Arkansas, by December

by Sean Beherec 11/20/2014 03:31 pm

Windstream Holdings Corp. of Little Rock announced Thursday that the company is cutting 350 positions by Dec. 1, including 38 jobs in Arkansas. The cuts represent about 2.5 percent of the company's workforce of about 13,000.

Raczynski, Phillips Pledge $1M to UAMS

by Associated Press 11/20/2014 02:18 pm

The dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and his wife have pledged a planned estate gift of $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

DRA Investing $3.7M in Delta Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2014 01:46 pm

The DRA estimates the eight Arkansas investments can help create and retain 1,050 local jobs for local residents. The projects include water and sewer improvements for the Big River Steel project in Osceola.

Dillard's Investor Advises Company to Pursue REIT Spinoff

by Lee Hogan 11/20/2014 11:58 am

One of the Little Rock-based Dillard's Inc. investors is advising the company to split into a real-estate investment trust and an operating company.

Whirlpool Releases Report on TCE at Arkansas Site

by Associated Press 11/20/2014 11:05 am

Whirlpool Corp. says in its new quarterly report that chemical injections this year at its closed Fort Smith facility decreased groundwater contamination levels.

2 Courts Set To Take Up Gay Marriage In Arkansas

by Associated Press 11/20/2014 11:04 am

Lawyers for same-sex couples have asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to reject a ban on gay marriage.

GWI to Acquire Pinsley Shortline Rail in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2014 10:53 am

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) has reached an agreement with Pinsly Railroad Co. to acquire Pinsly's subsidiaries in Arkansas for $40 million, GWI announced Thursday.

America's Car-Mart 2Q Earnings Rise Amid Higher Sales

by Marty Cook 11/20/2014 09:20 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reports second-quarter earnings of $7.5 million, a 29.5 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago.

Transit's River Rail Marks 10th Anniversary

by Associated Press 11/20/2014 08:34 am

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority is preparing to mark the tenth anniversary of its River Rail electric streetcar service during a daylong celebration.

Giving to Clinton Foundation Nearly Tripled From 2012 to 2013

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 11/20/2014 07:21 am

Contributions and grants to the tax-exempt foundation that former President Bill Clinton operates with his family grew nearly threefold between 2012 and 2013, tax records show.

Report: Clinton Presidential Center Boosts Downtown Economy, Tourism

by Lee Hogan 11/19/2014 03:10 pm

Ten years since its construction, the $165 million Clinton Presidential Center has more than covered its cost.

Gov.-Elect Asa Hutchinson Asks 3 Directors To Stay

by Associated Press 11/19/2014 01:25 pm

Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson is asking the directors of three agencies to continue in their current roles when he takes office in January.