Today's News

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 10:44 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments to state boards, commissions and other entities.

Survey: Arkansas Consumers Planning for Bigger Purchases, Saving More

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 09:36 am

Arkansas consumers expect to make large purchases now because they're seeing low unemployment rates, lower interest rates and the possibility of inflation, according to a new survey.

Arkansas Plant Gets $30.7M Grant for Nuclear Sub Batteries

by Associated Press 6/28/2016 12:31 pm

A battery manufacturer has received a $30.7 million "cost-sharing" federal grant for a project at its Fort Smith facility to improve battery systems for U.S. Navy nuclear submarines.

UALR Athletic Director Inks New Contract Through 2020

by Associated Press 6/28/2016 12:16 pm

Arkansas-Little Rock athletic director Chasse Conque has signed a new contract that runs through June 2020.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $250M to Charters in Little Rock, 16 Other Cities

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 11:16 am

The Walton Family Foundation on Tuesday announced it will give $250 million to charter schools in 17 cities, including Little Rock, as it aims to meet "growing demand for high-quality public school options."

US Stocks Rebound As Brexit Anxiety Eases

by Associated Press 6/28/2016 11:03 am

U.S. stock indexes moved higher in morning trading Tuesday as investors welcomed encouraging data on the economy and housing.

At Latest Summit, Wal-Mart Seeks More American-Made Goods

by Marty Cook 6/28/2016 10:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. promised "everything is a yes" at the opening session of the company's "Open Call" with suppliers of U.S.-made products Tuesday. The U.S. Manufacturing Summit, held at the company's home office in Bentonville, is part of the retailer's 2013 initiative to spend $250 billion on American-produced goods for its stores, Sam's Clubs and Walmart.com.

UAMS Gets $2.7M for Synthetic Marijuana Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 10:20 am

A team of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $2.7 million federal grant to conduct the first comprehensive study of the dangers posed by synthetic marijuana products.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Rutledge Evaluating Abortion Ruling's Impact on Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/28/2016 07:14 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is evaluating how a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas abortion law will affect a lawsuit over Arkansas' restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered.

Fayetteville Company Gets NASA Grant to Commercialize High-Temp Circuits

by Sarah Campbell 6/27/2016 01:19 pm

NASA has awarded a $124,982 grant to Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc., a technology firm affiliated with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Mark Raines Named PR Director at CJRW, Replacing Richard McKeown

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:15 pm

Veteran TV newsman Mark Raines has been promoted to vice president and director of public relations at CJRW, the Little Rock advertising and marketing agency.

KARN Reporter Donna Kelley Dies at 66

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 08:00 am

KARN radio reporter and newscast anchor Donna Kelley died at her home Sunday of natural causes, the station reported. She was 66.

Settlement Reached Between One Bank, BHL Financing

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The litigation between Johnelle Hunt's BHL Financing LLC and Little Rock's One Bank & Trust is no more.

Fords Set Up New Hedge Fund Under Westrock Umbrella

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Joe Ford and Scott Ford, the father-and-son team that built Alltel Corp., have a new asset management firm that recently launched a hedge fund.

Chef Shuttle, RaftUp To Experiment with Lake Delivery

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Chef Shuttle, the homegrown restaurant-meal delivery service brought to us by Ryan Herget, is trying something new during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Dromborg Castle in Fayetteville for Sale — for $9.7M

by Marty Cook 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Joan and Bruce Johnson, who translated their love for “a time of yore” into a 12,000-SF “castle,” have put that regal home, which took them four years to build, up for sale.

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Gas Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

After a decade-long, multibillion-dollar bonanza of natural gas production in an Arkansas field called the Fayetteville Shale, the bust has landed with a thud.

Media Gateway Emerges From Soul of the South

by George Waldon 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Matthew Davidge was a client of SSN Media Gateway when he first visited the west Little Rock operation. Now he's an owner.

Hogs Get Slaughtered (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Bob Williams, now of Simmons First Investment Group, told me years ago of a warning he received from a mentor early in his career: “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.” I'm not sure why that stuck with me the way it has, but I remember those words every time I watch another well-paid executive or politician destroy himself because plenty is never enough.