Today's News

NRA Backs Expanded Arkansas Campus Guns Proposal

by Associated Press 2/24/2017 08:11 am

The National Rifle Association backs an effort to expand an Arkansas campus guns bill to allow anyone with a concealed handgun license to carry a gun on a college campus.

Go Forward Pine Bluff Moves Toward Tax Votes

by Todd Traub 2/23/2017 04:16 pm

A plan to make major improvements to the downtown Pine Bluff area and enhance education is looking toward a sales tax to help fund its numerous recommendations.

Circuit Judge Wade Naramore Reinstated After Acquittal in Son's Death

by Associated Press 2/23/2017 03:32 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court has lifted the suspension of a Garland County judge who was found not guilty in the death of his son in a hot car.

Contentious Grocery Store Wine Bill Headed to House

by Sarah Campbell 2/23/2017 03:22 pm

A proposal in the Arkansas Legislature to allow grocery stores to sell more wines is expected to go before the full House on Friday, with opponents warning it would damage local liquor stores.

Claims for US Jobless Benefits Tick Up, Level Still Healthy

by Associated Press 2/23/2017 11:24 am

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market.

Deltic Timber Shares Spike as Filing Reports Buyout Interest

by Lance Turner 2/23/2017 11:02 am

Shares of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado hit a new 52-week high Wednesday after a filing said the timber and real estate firm had been "approached by multiple parties interested in merging with or acquiring" the company.

Supreme Court Strikes Fayetteville's LGBT Protections

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/23/2017 09:41 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down Fayetteville's anti-discrimination ordinance, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional.

Arkansas Senate Panel Approves Effort to Collect Online Sales Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:56 am

A state Senate committee has endorsed legislation requiring online retailers who don't collect Arkansas sales taxes to provide a list of purchases made by state residents.

Interim Dean for Bowen Law School Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2017 11:48 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced on Wednesday that John DiPippa will serve as interim dean of its William H. Bowen School of Law. He starts July 1.

Americans Buy Existing Homes at Fastest Pace in a Decade

by Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:37 am

Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007.

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

by Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:28 am

Amazon says Arkansas prosecutors looking to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.

Metroplan Promotes Casey Covington to Deputy Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2017 11:14 am

Metroplan announces the promotion of Casey R. Covington to deputy director.

Broadway Bridge to Reopen Next Week

by Sarah Campbell 2/22/2017 10:57 am

The Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River that connects the downtowns of Little Rock and North Little Rock is set to open to north-south traffic next week, about a month earlier than planned.

US Chamber, French Hill: Less Regulation Will Boost Economic Growth

by Sarah Campbell 2/21/2017 04:43 pm

French Hill and a U.S. Chamber representative say the economy is growing too slowly because regulations designed for international financial institutions have been imposed on community institutions.

Democrat-Gazette Cuts Include Columnists Fellone and Haymes

by Kyle Massey 2/21/2017 03:32 pm

Two of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's better-known columnists — Frank Fellone and Linda Haymes — were among the latest job cuts at the daily paper on Tuesday.

Tyson Foods Quickens Shift from Antibiotics in Chicken

by Tom Polansek, Reuters 2/21/2017 11:59 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs.

Video: Tyson Unveils New Corporate Logo, Growth Strategy at Conference

by Lance Turner 2/21/2017 11:51 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale unveils a new corporate logo and more details about its growth strategy at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference in Boca Raton, Florida.

Design Work Underway for US Marshals Museum in Fort Smith

by Associated Press 2/21/2017 11:25 am

Design work is underway for the $58.6 million, star-shaped building that will house the new U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Kristi Moody Named General Counsel of Windstream

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2017 11:08 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock appoints Kristi Moody, senior vice president and corporate secretary, as general counsel.

US Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' 9 Death Row Challengers

by Associated Press 2/21/2017 10:32 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Arkansas inmates to stop their executions over claims that their deaths would be "intolerably painful."