Today's News

Baptist Health, Verizon Foundation Launch Diabetes Study

by Associated Press 5/26/2015 04:01 pm

The Verizon Foundation and Baptist Health have announced a pilot program to study whether mobile technology can improve the health of diabetes patients.

AP: Media CEOs Dominate Ranks of Top-Paid Executives

by Associated Press 5/26/2015 07:42 am

They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.

Arkansans Lose Power After Series of Storms

by Associated Press 5/26/2015 06:47 am

Thousands of Arkansans were left without power after strong winds and thunderstorms swept through the state.

IHS: Lockheed Martin Deal Means $16.3M Benefit to Arkansas

by Associated Press 5/25/2015 10:05 am

A defense project Arkansas hopes to land with an incentive package will provide a $16.3 million net benefit to the state over a 25-year period, a consultant hired by the Legislature said in a report issued Friday ahead of next week's special session.

Arkansas Session Tests Hutchinson for Future Fights (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/25/2015 10:03 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson appears unlikely to face any insurmountable obstacles in his push for incentives to lure a defense project to the state, or any of the other major items on his agenda when lawmakers convene this week.

Arkansas Lawmakers to Meet for Session on Defense Project

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/25/2015 10:00 am

A little over a month after wrapping up their regular session, Arkansas lawmakers are returning to the Capitol this week to take up an incentive package aimed at luring a major defense project to the state.

Receiver Recovers John Rogers Photos Posted For Sale on eBay

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Michael McAfee, the court-appointed receiver of the Rogers assets, discovered in March that Angelica Rogers, ex-wife of John Rogers, was listing more than 1,000 Fairfax Media photos for sale before the digitization contract was completed, a legal no-no.

Grainster's Big Announcement Delayed Until Further Notice

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

If you were holding your breath to learn what Grainster's “big announcement” was, you'll have to keep waiting.

Someone's Son Is Dead (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

I'm not a doctor or lawyer, but I am the only journalist who tried to warn the public about Dr. Richard Johns, so I'm hereby granting myself license to pour out my heart in a way that is — as I was reminded by the lawyer for the State Medical Board — “not objective.”

When Facebook Inhibits Knowledge (Sarah Quintanar Commentary)

by Sarah Quintanar 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Given the massive amounts of data available in today's world, often, regardless of whether facts or conclusions are correct, they are massively published because of the effortless ability to spread information in a split second.

Legislators Miss Opportunity (Jacob Bundrick Commentary)

by Jacob Bundrick 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas legislators are fully aware of the state's tax problem. In fact, they freely admit it. Yet legislators continue to throw away opportunities to correct Arkansas' onerous manufacturing taxes.

Familiar Face Leads Bank of the Ozarks In Carolinas

by George Waldon 5/25/2015 12:00 am

What began in 2001 as a one-woman loan production office in Charlotte, North Carolina, has blossomed into a leading franchise for Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks.

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.

Affordable Care Act Pushes Up Revenue for Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

by Mark Friedman 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield's remarkable 42.6 percent surge in revenue in 2014 over the previous year is mainly a result of the Affordable Care Act.

TLC Pulls Duggar Family Series Amid Misconduct Reports

by Associated Press 5/22/2015 03:16 pm

TLC says it has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against Josh Duggar from when he was a juvenile.

No Daily Report on Memorial Day

by Arkansas Business staff 5/22/2015 11:16 am

Arkansas Business will not publish its Daily Report e-newsletter on Monday, Memorial Day, and the two weekly e-newsletters scheduled for Monday — Energy and Education — will be postponed for later in the week.

Deere Boosts Guidance as Construction Offsets Ag Swoon

by Associated Press 5/22/2015 11:13 am

Solid sales of its construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, the company said Friday. It also raised its outlook for the year and its shares rose nearly 4 percent Friday.

Vanguard Natural Resources to Acquire Eagle Rock Energy

by Associated Press 5/22/2015 11:11 am

Vanguard Natural Resources LLC will acquire Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP in a $474 million deal.

USDA Grants, Loan Announced for Northeast Arkansas Towns

by Associated Press 5/22/2015 07:47 am

Arkansas' U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Rep. Rick Crawford have announced two U.S. Department of Agriculture grants and one loan to three communities in northeast Arkansas.

Archives Show Hillary Clinton OK'd Tax Breaks for Nonprofits

by Associated Press 5/22/2015 07:44 am

As first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations, recently released documents show.