Today's News

Ex-Treasurer's Employee Asks to Move Whistleblower Claim

by Associated Press 4/27/2016 01:30 pm

A former Arkansas Treasurer's office employee is asking to move part of his defamation lawsuit against Treasurer Dennis Milligan and Milligan Chief of Staff Jim Harris to state court.

Mercy Northwest Arkansas Plans $247M Expansion Over 5 Years

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2016 01:11 pm

Mercy Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday announced a five-year, $247 million expansion project it said will create 1,000 new jobs.

Attempt to Boost Arkansas Pre-Kindergarten Funding Rejected

by Associated Press 4/27/2016 12:40 pm

Arkansas lawmakers have rejected an attempt to increase funding for the state's pre-kindergarten program, one of several initiatives that Democrats are looking to boost money for as the state's budget is finalized.

No Fed Rate Hike Expected Today, But What About in June?

by Associated Press 4/27/2016 11:36 am

On this, pretty much every economist agrees: The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates unchanged when it ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday.

UA Appoints Michael Miller Dean of Education, Health Professions

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2016 10:56 am

Michael T. Miller has been named dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for a two-year term, beginning July 1.

Little Rock Tech Park Board Endorses I-30 Plan

by Sarah Campbell 4/27/2016 09:52 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board endorses the six-lane with four collector/distributor lanes "diamond" plan for the Interstate 30 corridor through Little Rock.

Jeremy Flynn Named Marketing Manager for Waymack and Crew

by Kyle Massey 4/26/2016 04:05 pm

Jeremy Flynn has been named marketing manager at Waymack and Crew, the Little Rock-based video, digital and sound production firm.

Wade McCune Returns to CJRW as Creative Director

by Kyle Massey 4/26/2016 03:52 pm

Wade McCune is returning to advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency CJRW as its creative director on May 9.

Arkansas Senate Upholds Governor on Keeping Medicaid Plan

by Associated Press 4/26/2016 02:29 pm

The Arkansas Senate has upheld Gov. Asa Hutchinson's decision to keep the state's first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion, rejecting an attempt to override his veto of a budget measure that would have ended the subsidized insurance.

Jackson, Jones, Moncrief Get Junior Achievement Awards

by Alexis Hosticka 4/26/2016 02:15 pm

Junior Achievement of Arkansas honored athletes-turned-businessmen Keith Jackson, Stephen Jones and Sidney Moncrief with the Legacy Award at its annual Legacy Award Business Luncheon on Tuesday.

ArcBest's Robert Young Retires

by Marty Cook 4/26/2016 11:58 am

Robert Young on Tuesday presided over his last shareholders meeting as the chairman of the board of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith.

Sprint Hires Regional President, Aims to Double Arkansas Market Share

by Sarah Campbell 4/26/2016 11:41 am

New South Central Region President Jonathan Blitz of Little Rock plans to more than double Sprint's market share in Arkansas and will guide growth in three other states.

UA Names Matthew Waller Dean of Walton Business College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2016 11:40 am

The University of Arkansas said Tuesday that Matthew Waller will become dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business on May 1. Waller, 51, has been interim dean since April.

JB Hunt to Create Task Force to Study Anti-Discrimination Proposal

by Marty Cook 4/26/2016 11:19 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell said it would appoint a task force in response to a shareholders vote on an anti-discrimination proposal April 21.

Nichelle Nichols of 'Star Trek' Coming to Hot Springs Spa-Con

by Jan Cottingham 4/26/2016 11:08 am

Hot Springs is bringing "Star Trek's" Nichelle Nichols to the city as part of its first "Spa-Con," an entertainment and comic convention to be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center Sept. 23-25.

Update: Sun Paper of China Picks Clark County for $1.3B Pulp Mill

by Gwen Moritz and Lance Turner 4/26/2016 09:57 am

Shandong Sun Paper Industry of China has selected Arkadelphia (Clark County) for a pulp mill plant that will cost between $1 billion and $1.3 billion to build, employ 250 people directly and have an economic impact of up to $100 million a year in the timberlands of south Arkansas.

USA Truck Renames Logistics Business As 'USAT Logistics'

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2016 09:18 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday said it has rebranded and renamed its asset-light logistics business, formerly known as Strategic Capacity Solutions, to USAT Logistics.

Leslie Rutledge Approves Wording of Marijuana Proposal

by Associated Press 4/26/2016 07:04 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a proposal to legalize recreational and medical marijuana, allowing supporters to begin gathering signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.

Deltic Reports Drop in 1Q Net Income

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 04:08 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. on Monday announced net income of $400,000 in the first quarter of 2016 compared with $1.9 million for the first quarter of 2015.

Art by Picasso, Haas to Show at Crystal Bridges Starting Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 01:36 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the installation of several major loans, including Pablo Picasso's "Seated Woman in Chemise (1923)," on loan from the Tate Modern in London; and Philip Haas' "The Four Seasons (2011)," on loan from Sonnabend Gallery on behalf of the artist.