Today's News

Early Voting Begins for Arkansas Midterm Election

by Associated Press 10/20/2014 07:47 am

Arkansans can begin early voting in this year's busy midterm election.

Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

by Mark Friedman 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business reviewed the Administrator's Compensation Survey reports filed with the state Department of Higher Education for the 2010 and 2014 fiscal years. In the four-year period, the number of six-figure employees included in the report increased from 460 to 703.

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year.

Whataburger Chain To Break Ground on First of Five Possible Locations in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Whataburger hopes to break ground for its Fayetteville restaurant this month.

Second Lawsuit Names Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital

by Mark Friedman 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The ultimately fatal financial troubles at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis might have started three years ago, according to a federal lawsuit filed last month against the hospital's former directors.

Tom Cotton and Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

If you care about these things, you know that last week I interrupted Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., during his so-called “debate” against three opponents in the race for U.S. Senate in order to ask him to actually address my question.

UA Confronts Old Infrastructure to Make Campus Wireless

by Marty Cook 10/20/2014 12:00 am

During the past two years, UA has installed 1,000 wireless access points in residence halls and academic buildings; officials say that's the halfway point of getting the UA tuned in wirelessly to the Internet.

EPA Proposals Threaten Arkansas (Jason Rapert Commentary)

by Jason Rapert 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas is fortunate to have among the lowest electricity prices in the nation. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency's newest proposed carbon rule poses a grave threat to our ability to produce electricity affordably and reliably, and that spells bad news for homeowners and business owners across the state.

Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui On Private Education, Raising National Profile

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Bill Tsutsui was announced as president of Hendrix in November and assumed office in June. He also is a history professor and author or editor of eight books, including Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan and Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters.

One Bank Takes Claims Against David Crews to Federal Bankruptcy Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The financial tiff between David Crews and Little Rock's One Bank & Trust has shifted venues from Pulaski County Circuit Court to U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Themes Same, Tone New in Arkansas Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/19/2014 01:07 pm

Based on their back-to-back televised debates, the hotly contested race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton boils down to one question: Do voters hate President Barack Obama or billionaires more?

State Senate A Lock for GOP, but House Up in Air

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 10/19/2014 01:03 pm

Voters can begin casting early ballots Monday in Arkansas' midterm election and while the top-of-the-ticket U.S. Senate and governor's races have dominated the airwaves, a handful of legislative races could determine whether more than 200,000 people keep their health insurance under the state's Medicaid expansion.

U.S. Judge Won't Delay Arkansas Marriage Lawsuit

by Associated Press 10/17/2014 05:10 pm

A federal judge has denied Arkansas' request to delay proceedings in a lawsuit challenging the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.

Asa Hutchinson to Energy Group: I'll 'Push Back' Against EPA

by Mark Carter 10/17/2014 04:38 pm

Arkansas gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson addressed the annual conference of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Friday afternoon in downtown Little Rock, and as expected the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon emission regulations were addressed.

Three Candidates Debate for East Arkansas House Seat

by Associated Press 10/17/2014 03:44 pm

The Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Rick Crawford said Friday that the congressman should not have voted against a bill that would have directed billions of dollars to help improve veterans care and cut down on long wait times, saying the money addressed shortcomings at Veterans Administration hospitals.

Janet Yellen: US Experiencing Widening Inequality

by Associated Press 10/17/2014 11:55 am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a century.

Mark Pryor Proposes National Energy Review at AAEA Conference

by Mark Carter 10/17/2014 11:31 am

Mark Pryor provided opening remarks Friday morning at the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association's annual conference, Empowering Arkansas, held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Little Rock.

Home BancShares 3Q Earnings Up 49 Percent From 2013

by Lee Hogan 10/17/2014 10:08 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, the parent company of Centennial Bank of Conway, announced $24.7 million third quarter earnings, up 49 percent from $18.4 million for the same period of 2013.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Split on Voter ID Law at Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2014 09:35 am

Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson split on whether a court was right to strike down Arkansas' voter ID law and accused one another of flip-flopping on key issues as the gubernatorial rivals squared off Thursday for their third televised debate.

TiFiber Receives ASTA Funding for Development of Antibacterial Treatment

by Mark Carter 10/17/2014 08:27 am

Fayetteville's TiFiber has received a $75,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority for further development of an antibacterial treatment.