Today's News

US Bank Earnings Up Nearly 13 Percent in 3Q

by Associated Press 11/29/2016 10:21 am

U.S. banks' earnings in the July-September period jumped nearly 13 percent from a year earlier as continued growth in lending fueled interest income.

US Home Prices Surpass Pre-Recession Peak Amid Healthy Sales

by Associated Press 11/29/2016 10:19 am

U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a private measure.

US Economy Grew at 3.2 Percent in 3Q

by Associated Press 11/29/2016 10:17 am

The U.S. economy in the third quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, with a revised report showing stronger consumer spending than first estimated.

SPONSORED: Roots Run Deep at Landmark K. Hall & Sons

by 11/29/2016 08:09 am

On any given day, K. Hall & Sons Produce buzzes with a steady stream of vehicles and pedestrians as greetings and banter fly around the deli counter, in the grocery aisles and at the registers.

Delta Regional Authority, Governor Announce $26M in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 04:36 pm

The Delta Regional Authority, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and their federal and local partners announced Monday nearly $26 million in new investments that will create or retain an estimated 650 jobs.

With Early Deals, How Much Will Cyber Monday Buyers Spend?

by Associated Press 11/28/2016 11:36 am

Millions of Americans paused during the Monday after Thanksgiving to check out online deals and check off people on their holiday gift list. But so-called Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title.

MISO Hires Public Service Commissioner Lamar Davis

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 11:32 am

MISO of Carmel, Indiana, announced Monday that Lamar Davis, former commissioner of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, has been named executive director of government and regulatory affairs for its south region.

SPONSORED: Tis' The Season To Be A Great Accountant

by 11/28/2016 09:18 am

Find the drive to be an accountable professional as tax time begins.

Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers Spent Less Due to Discounts

by Associated Press 11/28/2016 09:13 am

Customers look to have spent an average of $289.19 over the four-day weekend, down nearly 3.5 percent from a year ago, based on a survey by the National Retail Federation.

SMA of Jonesboro to Buy Blount's Aftermarket Parts Business

by Keith Inman, The Jonesboro Sun 11/28/2016 06:57 am

SMA of Jonesboro agrees to acquire certain assets of Blount International's TISCO aftermarket parts business. The deal solidifies SMA as the second largest distributor in the country.

Arkansas Republicans Eye New Clout Under Trump (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/28/2016 06:54 am

For the first time since their takeover of Arkansas' statewide and federal offices, the state's Republicans will also see their party in control of the White House and Congress next year. They're hoping that translates into new clout for the state.

John Rogers To Plead Guilty at February Hearing

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

John Rogers, the alleged serial fraudster, will be changing his plea to guilty on one count of felony wire fraud on Feb. 3 in Chicago's U.S. District Court.

Foreclosure Surprised Regions Building Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

An attorney for the owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock said recently that he had no indication that a foreclosure lawsuit was being filed against the property.

Stone House Drops Stock in USA Truck

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Stone House Capital of New York reported in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission that its holdings of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren had been reduced to 588,961 shares, or 7.1 percent of the company.

Spartan Battles Bad Boy Mowers on Shared Turf in Batesville

by Jan Cottingham 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Maybe a thousand feet as the crow flies separates the Intimidator plant from the Bad Boy facility in the Independence County Industrial Park. And though Intimidator is the startup, it lays claim to the 1 Bad Boy Blvd. address; Bad Boy is at 102 Industrial Drive.

Priced as Marked (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Nonprofits compete for the same private-sector labor as for-profit companies, but even those of us who seek out salary data have to be impressed with just how much medical professionals are being paid.

Americans Trust CPAs (Jerry Spratt Commentary)

by Jerry Spratt 11/28/2016 12:00 am

CPAs working in business are responsible for the accurate recording of financial accounting transactions in the United States.

Tianyuan Garment Factory Turns Tide: 400 Jobs ‘Reshored' to Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A Chinese garment maker's plan to spend $20 million building a factory in Little Rock is an example of a manufacturing phenomenon that is picking up steam as automation begins to wash out the labor cost advantage that for decades enticed manufacturers to move overseas.

Bad Morale in Advertising: How LR Firms Are Coping

by Kyle Massey 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas advertising executives generally agree morale issues in their industry are real, and several said their agencies are confronting them.

Accountants on Arkansas Campuses Find Numbers in Their Favor

by Marty Cook 11/28/2016 12:00 am

The chairman of the accounting department at Arkansas State University says there will always be a place for accountants in the business world, no matter how high-tech business becomes.