Today's News

DRA Launches Workshops to Help Delta Leaders Deal with Disasters

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 09:08 am

The Delta Regional Authority is launching a series of training sessions to help elected officials and economic developers in the region be prepared for natural and economic disasters.

State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report Out Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 08:52 am

On Friday, Oct. 2, the Center for Business and Economic Research of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansa will release the fifth annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report.

Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs at Headquarters

by Reuters 10/1/2015 07:23 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to lay off hundreds of people at its headquarters in Arkansas as part of the retail giant's efforts to pare costs, people familiar with the matter said.

Arkansas Dedicates New US 63 Bridge Thursday at Black Rock

by Associated Press 10/1/2015 06:50 am

Arkansas highway officials will be in Black Rock to dedicate a new bridge over the Black River.

Survey Gives Another Sign of Midwest Economic Slowdown

by Associated Press 10/1/2015 06:49 am

A second straight monthly survey of nine Midwest and Plains states suggests a slowdown in the region's economy.

Bill Clinton to Speak at Anne Frank Monument at Library

by Associated Press 9/30/2015 02:18 pm

Former President Bill Clinton is speaking at the grand opening of an installation outside his presidential library honoring Anne Frank that will feature a sapling from a tree outside the building where she and her family hid from the Nazis.

Startup Junkie to Host Second InnovateHER Contest

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 02:06 pm

InnovateHER is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration that focuses on developing innovative ideas that could affect and empower the lives of women and families. The program was launched earlier this year.

Little Rock Film Festival Ends After 9 Years

by Alexis Hosticka 9/30/2015 11:07 am

After nine years, the Little Rock Film Festival has come to an end due to lack of funding, resources and time.

Court Strikes Down Possible Payments to College Athletes

by Associated Press 9/30/2015 11:02 am

A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday that the NCAA's use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses in video games and TV broadcasts violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan to allow schools to pay players up to $5,000.

Forbes List of Richest People for 2015 Includes 10 with Arkansas Ties

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 09:53 am

The list once again is led by Microsoft's Bill Gates. Wal-Mart heir Jim Walton leads a group of Arkansans and those with close ties to the state included on the list.

Startup Airline Brings Nonstop New Orleans Flights to Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 9/29/2015 02:00 pm

Glo, a New Orleans startup public charter operator, announced Tuesday that they would begin offering flights beginning Nov. 15 servicing Clinton National Airport.

Governor: Arkansas Will Be in 'Top Tier' of Trading Partners with Cuba

by Lance Turner 9/29/2015 11:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked to reporters via telephone from Havana Tuesday as his economic development trip continues.

FDIC: Arkansas Bank Deposits Reach $56.5B

by Gwen Moritz 9/29/2015 11:30 am

Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 5 percent in the 12 months that ended June 30, a pace somewhat slower than the 5.4 percent growth in bank deposits nationally.

Skyline Reports Shows Building Permit Values Decreasing in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2015 11:00 am

In northwest Arkansas, the number of building permits increased significantly compared to last year, but the value of the permits decreased from their average values in 2014.

UAMS Establishes Residency Program in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2015 10:09 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received accreditation for an internal medicine residency program at its Fayetteville campus from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

USA Truck Hires Martin Tewari for New President of Trucking Post

by Marty Cook 9/29/2015 09:28 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Martin Tewari to fill the new position of President of Trucking.

Wal-Mart to Offer Grocery Pickup in Some US Cities

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 9/29/2015 07:52 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.

Canadian Company Buying Anthony Forest Products for $93.5M

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 09:12 pm

Anthony Forest Products Co. of El Dorado, one of the largest private companies in Arkansas, is being sold to publicly traded Canfor Corp. of Vancouver, the two companies announced late Monday afternoon.

Leslie Rutledge Says She'll Join Multistate Investigation of VW

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 12:53 pm

Arkansas' attorney general is joining a multistate investigation into Volkswagen amid allegations the company cheated on emissions tests

Low Gasoline Prices A Relief for Arkansas Consumers, Industry

by Alexis Hosticka 9/28/2015 12:30 pm

Analysts say gasoline prices are likely to stay at six-year lows through the end of the year, a boost for Arkansans' pocketbooks and the bottom line of the state's trucking and tourism industries.