Today's News

Walmart, Other Retailers Step Up Personalization on Their Websites

by Lance Turner 4/17/2018 07:11 am

Shoppers will see more personalization based on where they are and what they've bought before on the Walmart website, as the retailer and several other stores try to build stronger connections with shoppers used to the customization of Amazon.

Prospect of Solar Power Rises in Ashley County

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 02:48 pm

Ashley County sees a big ball of energy up in the sky, and it is looking to a Kansas company to possibly harness the sun's power.

USA Truck CEO Reed Tops $1M in 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 11:17 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported that CEO James Reed earned slightly more than $1 million in total compensation for fiscal year 2017.

Optimism Among Builders Slides for Fourth Consecutive Month

by Associated Press 4/16/2018 10:56 am

Homebuilder confidence slid for the fourth consecutive month with steadily rising mortgage rates and sky-high home prices putting ownership out of reach for more and more Americans.

US Retail Sales Rebounded a Solid 0.6 Percent in March

by Associated Press 4/16/2018 10:54 am

U.S. consumers bounced back in March and bought more cars, furniture and appliances after three months of declining retail sales.

J.B. Hunt 1Q Net Income Up 15 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 10:37 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reported 2018 first-quarter earnings of $118.1 million Monday, up from $102.7 million in the same quarter of 201

Preferred Family Healthcare Hires Betty Dickey as Liaison

by Gwen Moritz 4/16/2018 10:08 am

The Missouri company ensnared in federal criminal cases at home and in Arkansas announced Monday that it has hired former state Supreme Court Justice Betty Dickey to help oversee its Arkansas operations.

Few Ways Out of Arkansas' Medical Pot Stalemate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/16/2018 07:41 am

Weeks after he effectively halted the launch of Arkansas' medical marijuana program, a judge is urging officials to find a way to resume evaluating applications. That's going to be easier said than done.

Brad Baltz Sets Up New Office as CARTI Door Continues to Turn This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Even as CARTI was laying off six of his former support staffers last week, Dr. Brad Baltz was firming up plans for resuming his medical practice.

Asa Hutchinson III Sues Couple for Backing Out of Home Deal This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Asa Hutchinson III, the governor's son, has sued a couple for trying to renege on an agreement to buy his home in Rogers.

Lawsuit Against Lindsey Software Includes Alleged Explicit Photos This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

A Pulaski County woman alleges in a lawsuit recently filed in U.S. District Court in Little Rock that after being hired at Lindsey Software Systems Inc., she was the target of “illegal discrimination and harassment” because of her sex.

California Company Buys 600 Acres Near Keo This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Farmland in Lonoke County and residential property in Saline County form this week's pairing of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions.

Hooters Set to Open in May This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Hooters patrons can keep their eyes peeled for May 14, when the new Little Rock location at 6 Bass Pro Drive is scheduled to open

Bank Taps Wood Company for $1.3 Million Judgment This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

A Logan County wood company is being sued for allegedly defaulting on a $1.4 million loan dating to October 2015.

Unpaid Bills Cloud Jonesboro Hyatt Project This article is available only in print.

by Mark Friedman 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The owner of the Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project is accused of defaulting on a $1.5 million settlement agreement with contractors, sparking a new round of legal action against the developer.

New Little Rock Southwest High School a Point of Pride

by Jan Cottingham 4/16/2018 12:00 am

A lot is riding on the first new high school in the Little Rock School District in more than 50 years.

River Rock, Entegrity Build Renewable Features Into Daily Work

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas builders are incorporating solar energy into everyday projects, from residences to commercial businesses to schools to prisons.

UA Turns to Wood In Building Projects

by Marty Cook 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Building with cross-laminated timber panels is changing the major elements of the construction industry – with southern Arkansas standing to gain if the process becomes more popular.

Comparing Metro Area Living Standards (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The results of this analysis show the importance of adjusting for price differences across regions when comparing living standards.

Listen Up, PR People (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/16/2018 12:00 am

If you have a story to pitch me, bring it on. But I never forget that I'm working for my readers, not your client.