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Mr. Rogers In Chicago: Can You Say Prison? This article is available only in print.

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Instead of plea-reduced sentencing, John Rogers faces a bond revocation hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago for financially enriching himself through more illegal shenanigans.

Marijuana Insurance Buds in Arkansas This article is available only in print.

by Mark Friedman 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The moment last year that Arkansas voters approved the use of medical marijuana, Paul Dunn knew he wanted to sell insurance for the industry. But it won't be easy. The federal government still considers marijuana illegal.

Drilling Down To the DNA (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/20/2017 12:00 am

DNA testing is so cheap these days that it seems like testing any genetic material available in cases prosecuted more than, say, 20 years ago might be cheaper for the taxpayers than continuing to lock up people who are probably innocent.

Higher Waters Open Gates to Higher Flood Insurance Premiums

by Marty Cook 11/20/2017 12:00 am

For many Arkansans, the path to flood insurance goes through FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program–¬†and participation in the NFIP is dropping.

Where Film Meets Clip: Inside a TV Ad Shoot

by Kyle Massey 11/20/2017 12:00 am

For nine years, Stone Ward and 360 Filmworks have produced Sport Clips' national TV commercials in central Arkansas.

Harassers Put Employers In Legal Peril

by Mark Friedman 11/20/2017 12:00 am

As a steady stream of sexual harassment allegations has surfaced in the media in recent weeks, some legal experts have predicted that those allegations will make their way to court in the form of lawsuits against the accusers' employers.

As Data Breach Costs Rise, Cyber Insurance Looks Good This article is available only in print.

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Companies are becoming more interested in purchasing cyber liability coverage as they become more aware of data breaches and the damage they can inflict on a business.

With Health Care, Allen Kerr Seeks Freedom from Fed

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen W. Kerr has over three decades of experience in insurance and financial services.

Ask Customers This in 2018 (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The benefit of escaping the assumption that your customers know all of the things you offer can mean increasing your revenue by 10 to 20 percent — or more.

B&B Solutions Facility Draws $2.2M Sale (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Woodmont Mabelvale LLC of New York bought the 38,000-SF office-warehouse facility in southwest Little Rock from BNBS Properties LLC, led by Jerry Spears.

Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame Honors Second Class

by Brent Birch 11/20/2017 12:00 am

With the 2017-2018 duck season underway, we are proud to present the second class of inductees into the Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame.

Economic Developer: Foreign Investment Key to NEA's Future

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 11/17/2017 04:16 pm

While economic development has benefited communities statewide, several high-profile foreign companies and a majority of the newly created jobs (1,000) are slated for northeast Arkansas. The companies include Shandong Ruyi Technology, Risever and Sediver.

Judge Bobby McCallister to Resign Dec. 15

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2017 01:33 pm

Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister on Friday agreed to resign Dec. 15 following disciplinary charges linked to four felony counts related to tax evasion.

Mortgages Rates Rise: 30-year Hits 4-month High of 3.95 Percent

by Associated Press 11/17/2017 11:58 am

Long-term mortgage rates rose this week to the highest level in months.

Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

by Associated Press 11/17/2017 11:06 am

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

Jobless Rates Fell in 11 US States, Hit Record Lows in 2

by Associated Press 11/17/2017 10:07 am

Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Idaho and Tennessee in September, and dropped in 9 other states.

Monsanto Asks Arkansas Judge to Halt Herbicide Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/17/2017 10:00 am

Monsanto asked an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states.

America's Car-Mart Names New CFO, Reports Profit

by Marty Cook 11/17/2017 09:56 am

America's Car-Mart of Bentonville announced that Vickie Judy will become the company's chief financial officer beginning Jan. 1.

Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2017 09:55 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, but it was still lower than the 4 percent reported for October 2016.

Goodwill Arkansas Names Brian Marsh President, CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2017 01:01 pm

Goodwill Arkansas says former COO Brian Marsh of Alexander had been named president and CEO.