Today's News

KARK Hires New Reporter, Price McKeon

by Kyle Massey 4/19/2017 05:39 pm

Price McKeon, a Floridian by way of the University of Georgia and KOKI, Fox23 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has hired on as reporter at KARK-TV in Little Rock.

USA Truck Names Jason Bates CFO

by Lance Turner 4/19/2017 04:12 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hires Jason Bates as executive vice president and CFO, filling a post left vacant by James Reed, who became CEO in January.

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Down 6 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/19/2017 03:56 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports first-quarter net income of $22.1 million, down 6 percent from the same quarter last year.

Major Changes Coming to How Your Credit Score is Calculated

by Associated Press 4/19/2017 11:04 am

The math behind your credit score is getting an overhaul, with changes big enough that they might alter the behavior of both cautious spenders as well as riskier borrowers.

Report: Commercial Real Estate Absorption Quickens in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2017 10:01 am

The effects of changing consumer shopping habits are starting to show up in northwest Arkansas commercial real estate trends, according to the latest Arvest Bank Skyline Report on real estate.

Rock Dental Brand to Buy Arkansas Dentistry & Braces

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2017 09:31 am

Rock Dental Brands of Little Rock says it will acquire Arkansas Dentistry & Braces (ARDB), owned by Dr. Benjamin Burris and Dr. Justin Bethel.

Murphy USA Lowers Guidance After Preliminary 1Q Loss of $3M

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2017 04:26 pm

Murphy USA Inc. announces a preliminary first-quarter loss of $3 million — results bad enough to lead the El Dorado gasoline retailer to revise its investor guidance numbers downward for all of 2017.

Tom Hayes: Tyson Focused on Sustainable Growth

by Sarah Campbell 4/18/2017 01:34 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is focused on growing in Arkansas, president and CEO Tom Hayes said during the Arkansas Economic Development Foundation Luncheon in Little Rock.

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 10:55 am

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership.

Arkansas Vows to Keep Pushing for Executions Despite Setback

by Andrew DeMillo and Sean Murphy, The Associated Press 4/18/2017 08:17 am

Arkansas officials vowed to carry out a double execution later this week after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a setback to the state's plan to resume capital punishment with a ruling sparing an inmate just minutes before his death warrant was set to expire.

Wal-Mart Seeks Online Fashion Presence Through Acquisitions

by Nandita Bose and Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 4/18/2017 06:50 am

Wal-Mart's bid for Bonobos is the latest step in the company's attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon and others in the growing online fashion world, analysts say.

ArkansasGives Nets $6.1M for Nonprofits

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 11:39 am

The Arkansas Community Foundation announces certified results of the ArkansasGives program, a one-day online giving event held on April 6. A total of $6.1 million was collected for more than 930 nonprofits statewide.

Dillard to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Arkansas

by Lydia McAllister 4/17/2017 11:33 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock Chairman and CEO William T. Dillard II will receive an honorary degree this spring from the University of Arkansas.

Fort Smith Osteopathic School Prepares for August Opening

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 10:54 am

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith receives a key approval from the American Osteopathic Association Commission, which paves the way for the school to open in August.

J.B. Hunt 1Q Revenue Up 7 Percent

by Marty Cook 4/17/2017 10:22 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports first-quarter income of $102.7 million, up from $100.1 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Chinese Company to Invest $5M in Pet Treat Plant in Danville

by Lance Turner 4/17/2017 09:34 am

Pet Won Pet Products of Taian City, Shandong Province, China plans to invest $5 million to put a pet treats manufacturing facility in Danville, creating 70 jobs.

The Long, Rough Ride Ahead for 'Made in America'

by Nick Carey, Reuters 4/17/2017 07:37 am

American companies, along with President Donald Trump, face big obstacles as they try to rebuild American manufacturing.

Arkansas Fights on Multiple Legal Fronts to Begin Executions

by Kelley P. Kissel, The Associated Press 4/17/2017 06:53 am

Lawyers for the state of Arkansas faced fights on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before a key sedative used in lethal injections expires at the end of the month.

DentaQuest Sues Procurement Director Over Dropped Medicaid Bid

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Disclosure provisions in the state's competitive bidding process have landed Procurement Director Edward Armstrong in the hot seat again.

State Keeps Tight Lid on Tourism Finalists

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Did you see that announcement about the three finalists chosen for the state's richest advertising contract — the $14 million-a-year pact for marketing the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism?

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