Today's News

New Regulations a Pain in the Neck for Chiropractic 'Runners'

by Mark Friedman 8/18/2014 12:00 am

A combination of regulation and enforcement has begun to chip away at the lucrative business plan that has generated so many complaints that the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners had to add another full-time staff position.

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

by Gwen Moritz 8/18/2014 12:00 am

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It's work that's “a whole lot harder” than it used to be.

John Rogers West Side Condo Back on Manhattan Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2014 12:00 am

A condo overlooking New York's Central Park that John and Angelica Rogers have rented for several years recently went back on the market.

Windstream Spinoff Hits Dividend Even More Than You Think

by Michelle Corbet 8/18/2014 12:00 am

On July 29, Windstream Holdings Inc. sent shock waves through Wall Street when it announced it would spin off most of its physical assets — mostly copper wires and fiber-optic cables — into a separate, publicly traded real estate investment trust.

Whatsoever Things Are of Good Report (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/18/2014 12:00 am

Sometimes newsworthiness isn't cut and dried. But things that are true and honest and just — I actually get paid to think on these things and to decide whether they are newsworthy, whether or not they are pure and lovely and praiseworthy.

Maumelle Firm Southland Metals Wins $3.8M Judgment

by Mark Friedman 8/18/2014 12:00 am

Southland Metals Inc. of Maumelle won a $3.84 million judgment last month when a federal court jury in Fayetteville considered its breach-of-contract case against a former client, American Castings LLC of Pryor, Oklahoma.

Co-op Ozark Natural Foods Preps for Whole Foods Competition in Fayetteville

by Marty Cook 8/18/2014 12:00 am

When Whole Foods announced its plans in the spring to locate a store in Fayetteville, it elicited cheers from fans of the high-end grocery store and concern from supporters of Fayetteville's own organic Ozark Natural Foods, the state's only grocery co-operative.

Next Arkansas Governor Inherits Long-Time Delta Woes (AP Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/17/2014 01:12 pm

The head of the Delta Regional Authority said a mouthful when he told a jobs conference last week that Arkansas' next governor would face a unique set of challenges after taking office in 2015. Unique? Yes. New? No.

Sources: Turner Grain Appears Headed to Bankruptcy, Losses in Millions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/16/2014 06:53 pm

Our sources on the commodities beat tell us that Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy protection. And the losses, two sources have told us, could be in the millions.

Group Submits Petitions to Expand Alcohol Sales

by Associated Press 8/15/2014 03:59 pm

A group pushing for expanded alcohol sales in Arkansas has submitted additional petitions to put its proposal on the November ballot.

Mike Ross Raises $306K, Prepares $1.1M Ad Blitz

by Associated Press 8/15/2014 03:21 pm

Democratic candidate Mike Ross is reporting raising more than $306,000 last month in his bid for Arkansas governor, and has spent more than $1.1 million to air television ads this fall.

AEDC Awards $1.4M in Development Grants

by Associated Press 8/15/2014 11:48 am

Arkansas has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants for structural improvements in eight communities.

FAA to Award $1.2M to Arkansas Airports

by Associated Press 8/15/2014 11:48 am

The Federal Aviation Administration will give $1.2 million in grants to five Arkansas airports for facility upgrades and expansions.

Minnesota Activists Join Fight Over Hog Farm Near Buffalo River

by Associated Press 8/15/2014 11:45 am

Twin Cities environmentalists have joined a campaign asking a food processing company to relocate its Arkansas hog farm.

Depression Colony Cashes In On Johnny Cash's Fame

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/15/2014 11:28 am

Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty.

Chesshir: Startup Ecosystem Can Bring Downtown to Life

by Mark Carter 8/15/2014 11:12 am

The nascent Main Street creative corridor and Little Rock technology park are revealing signs of life, but Jay Chesshir, president of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, believes the continued development of Little Rock's burgeoning tech-based startup ecosystem can help get it there.

Arkansas Innovation Leaders Meet with US Commerce Official

by Mark Carter 8/15/2014 10:52 am

A "who's who" of Arkansas business and innovation leaders joined Delta Regional Authority co-chair and Arkansas native Chris Masingill and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams on Friday for a discussion on entrepreneurship and its role in economic development.

Dillard's 2Q Profit Down 5 Percent, Same-Store Sales Up 1 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/15/2014 07:40 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock posted a 5 percent drop in second-quarter earnings, but same-store sales rose 1 percent. CEO William T. Dillard II says executives are "somewhat disappointed in the bottom line performance."

Senators Eye Plan to Abolish Lt. Governor's Office

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2014 04:01 pm

Two Arkansas lawmakers are proposing to abolish the lieutenant governor's office, calling the state's No. 2 constitutional office an outdated post.

Arkansas Partners With Winthrop Rockefeller, Walton Foundations on Education

by Associated Press 8/14/2014 01:34 pm

The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to partner with two foundations to strengthen education at struggling schools in the state.