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Ozark Integrated Circuits Gets $750K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2017 10:02 am

Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc. of Fayetteville gets a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force to develop electronics packaging and assembly systems for controls in jet engines.

First National of Wynne to Acquire Bank of McCrory

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 04:02 pm

First National Corp. Inc., the parent company of First National Bank of Wynne, will acquire Bank of McCrory later this year in a deal the two companies announced Monday afternoon.

Weed Killer Turns Neighbor Against Neighbor in Farm Country

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/17/2017 03:04 pm

A dispute over a common weed killer is turning neighbor against neighbor. The furor surrounding dicamba has quickly become the biggest controversy of its kind in U.S. agriculture.

Video: Bank of the Ozarks Marks 20 Years as a Public Company at Nasdaq

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:48 pm

George Gleason, chairman and CEO of Bank of the Ozarks, rang the opening bell Monday at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Time Square to mark its 20th anniversary as a public company.

JB Hunt 2Q Net Income Down 7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 11:54 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports second-quarter net income of $97.9 million, down nearly 7 percent from the same quarter last year.

Jech Family Donates $250K to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 11:38 am

The Arkansas Children's Foundation on Monday announced that Vicki and Gary Jech of Springdale and their family recently donated $250,000 to Arkansas Children's Northwest, which is set to open in January in Springdale.

Arkansas Appeals Judge's Ruling on Execution Drug Lawsuit

by Associated Press 7/17/2017 11:37 am

Arkansas is appealing a judge's decision to allow a medical supply company's attempt to prevent the state from using one of its execution drugs to move forward.

Little Rock Mayor's Race to Highlight Rifts with State (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/17/2017 06:53 am

Prominent state races could be overshadowed next year by a fight over who will be the top elected official in Arkansas' capital city.

WordsWorth Books Turns Page with New Owners This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Lia Lent and Tom McGowan, both of Little Rock, have bought the much-loved, long-lived independent bookstore from Jean Cazort. Its new name will be the slightly different Wordsworth Bookstore.

Former I.O. Metro Pulls Out Last Stop This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

The going-out-of-business sale for what is now known as Erdos At Home recently kicked off.

Hideaway Pizza Served in $3.2 Million Deal This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

A 6,705-SF pizzeria in North Little Rock and land for a 130-unit independent living center in west Little Rock form a duo of multimillion-dollar transactions this week.

Federal Judge Holmes Tosses Strip Club Settlement This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

The chief federal judge for the Western District of Arkansas threw out a proposed settlement that would have given a plaintiff's lawyers five times the amount their client received.

Homesick Candles Offers Arkansas Smells for the Scentimental This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Homesick Candles offers hand-poured scented candles, specifically designed for each state.

UCA Professor Finds CDL Training Eye-Opening

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Doug Voss is not giving up his day job, and motorists on Arkansas highways can be thankful for that.

Bad Debtor Of One Bank Resurfaces

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch Jr.'s status as a historic footnote in One Bank & Trust's troubled loan portfolio has been upgraded in the months since the presidential election.

First Financial Puts Future in Prospect

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Over the years, the west side of the Prospect Building has served as a branch for financial institutions such as Little Rock's Union National Bank and Worthen National Bank of Arkansas.

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax This article is available only in print.

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

The Worst Person In Arkansas? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Ashton Miller III - if he actually exists - made use of a rhetorical device I've never seen before but may adopt for all future arguments: He speculated that important people feel the same way that he does — and then concurred with the opinions he attributed to them.

The Golden Age of TV, Again (Ross Cranford Commentary)

by Ross Cranford 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Traditional platforms for entertainment and advertising have been turned upside down by the digital revolution.

Public-Private Partnerships Face Headwinds in Arkansas This article is available only in print.

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

State Rep. Warwick Sabin finally got his public-private partnership bill passed in the Arkansas Legislature this year, but political compromises left some holes in its potential uses.

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