Today's News

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.

Advocates for Environment Not Sorry to See Fracking Stop in Arkansas

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

The 10-year boom in Arkansas natural gas production poured billions of dollars into the state, but some Arkansans are not sad to see it end.

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.

Drew Memorial Hospital Starting $31M Expansion in Monticello

by Mark Friedman 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello hopes to begin its $31 million expansion project in August.

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.

Stephen Curry and Nike's PowerPoint Blunder (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 6/27/2016 12:00 am

A recent report from ESPN uncovered a real doozy. It is the amazing story of how the most powerful sports apparel company in the world, Nike, let the most electric player in the NBA, Stephen Curry, out of its grasp — and allowed Under Armour to pull off one of the most valuable marketing switcheroos in history.

Jim Dunn on Why Marshals Museum a True Fit for Fort Smith

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

Patrick Weeks will replace James "Jim" Dunn as head of the Marshals Museum on July 1, when Dunn will become president of the Museum Foundation and turn his full attention to fundraising for the $50 million-plus project.

Conner Eldridge Tests State's Gun Stance in Senate Bid (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2016 01:30 pm

With ramped-up criticism of Sen. John Boozman's vote against an effort to keep terrorists from buying guns, challenger Conner Eldridge is testing how much Arkansas' views of guns have changed since 2014.

Crisis or Speed Bump? What Brexit Vote Means for World Economy

by Associated Press 6/24/2016 11:34 am

Britain's vote to leave the European Union adds a heavy dose of uncertainty to the global economy. The most immediate effects will be felt in Britain, but the ripples could be felt much farther afield.

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2016 11:02 am

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages.

Update: No Action on Lawyer Sanctions; Holmes Rethinking Finding of 'Bad Faith'

by Gwen Moritz 6/24/2016 10:44 am

Judge P.K. Holmes III did not issue sanctions to 16 attorneys in a controversial class-action case, and said that briefs and affidavits submitted by the attorneys called into question his previous finding of bad faith.