Today's News

Trump's Tariffs: Steel Builders Weigh In This article is available only in print.

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

President Donald Trump's trade skirmish with China may pose a billion-dollar threat to Arkansas' economy, or may be just a blip, a negotiating tactic.

U.S. Construction Jobs Decline in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Construction jobs in the United States fell by 15,000 in March, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by the Associated Builders & Contractors.

Beacon Hill Complex Draws $9.2M Purchase (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

by George Waldon 4/16/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of RREAF Holdings of Dallas acquired the 168-unit complex in west Little Rock. The seller is Beacon Hill Inc., led by James Barre Jr.

Thoughts on Sinclair, After Working for John Robert Starr

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

No, local news folks shouldn't be pledging their bosses' allegiance to Trump in the media wars. But they are at financial gunpoint.

$2M Rusty Tractor Vineyards In the Works For Southwest Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Real estate developer Doug Meyer and his wife, Sheree, are investing close to $2 million in Rusty Tractor Vineyards, an 80-acre property off David O. Dodd Road in southwest Little Rock that's envisioned as a winery and an event venue.

Jonathan Shively: Energy Efficiency Lasts Long After Builder Leaves the Frame

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

After 19 years at Stephens Inc., Jonathan Shively finds satisfaction building things that last.

US Job Openings Decline in February From Record Level

by Associated Press 4/13/2018 11:35 am

U.S. businesses posted fewer open jobs in February than the previous month when openings reached a record level, though layoffs fell.

Court: Arkansas Immune From Whistle-Blower Lawsuits

by Associated Press 4/13/2018 11:31 am

Arkansas' highest court has ruled that the state cannot be sued under a law intended to protect whistle-blowers, ruling the state's constitution makes agencies immune from such lawsuits.

Ruling: Judge's Suit Against Arkansas Justices Can Proceed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2018 11:28 am

Most of an Arkansas judge's lawsuit against members of the state Supreme Court challenging his disqualification from execution-related cases after his participation in an anti-death penalty demonstration can move forward, a federal court ruled Thursday.

Former Agent Joshua Casada Charged with Insurance Fraud, Theft, Forgery

by Gwen Moritz 4/13/2018 11:03 am

Joshua Eric Casada of Pine Bluff, who lost his license to sell insurance in Arkansas in December, was booked in to the Pulaski County jail Thursday on 22 felony counts.

CARTI Lays Off 17 Employees, Eliminates 5 More Positions

by Mark Friedman 4/13/2018 10:55 am

CARTI of Little Rock eliminated 22 positions on Thursday, including 17 that were occupied, as part of what CEO Adam Head called a restructuring aimed at making the cancer treatment nonprofit "strong and sustainable."

Solar Leads Way as Net Metering Has Record Year

by Kyle Massey 4/12/2018 01:57 pm

More than 350 Arkansans added on-site generation systems in 2017, raising the state's number of net-metering customers from 633 to 988, a 56 percent increase.

Fruit Growers in Arkansas Prepare for More Cold Temperatures

by Associated Press 4/12/2018 11:22 am

Arkansas fruit growers are preparing for another round of freezing temperatures this weekend. The National Weather Service estimates a low temperature of 29 degrees Sunday in northwest Arkansas.

Bank of the Ozarks' 1Q Net Income Up 27 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/12/2018 11:15 am

Bank of the Ozarks on Thursday announced first-quarter net income of $113.1 million, up 27 percent from the same quarter last year.

Former Interim Chief Marty Schack Will Lead KTHV

by Kyle Massey 4/11/2018 01:16 pm

Marty Schack, a broadcast advertising sales veteran who served as interim general manager at KTHV-TV last year, has been named as the Little Rock CBS affiliate's president and general manager.

Arkansas Pauses Marijuana Dispensary Review

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/11/2018 10:25 am

Arkansas officials have halted their evaluation of applications to sell medical marijuana after a judge struck down the state's licensing process for businesses that want to grow the drug.

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Joins ACH's Nursery Alliance

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2018 09:16 am

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs announced Wednesday that it is joining Arkansas Children's Hospital Nursery Alliance, which will coordinate care between neonatologists at ACH's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and physicians in CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs' Anthony Childbirth Center.

SPONSORED: Facts For Fighting Heart Failure

by 4/11/2018 08:32 am

Knowing the signs and risk factors can empower people to treat and ward off heart disease.

Study: South's Native Talent Suffers Without Better Schools

by Associated Press 4/11/2018 06:46 am

The South's increasingly diverse homegrown talent won't share in the region's economic growth unless state leaders commit to spending more on public schools and higher education, according to a study released Tuesday.

Mack McLarty to Rotary: Globalization Is the Reality

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/10/2018 04:24 pm

Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, speaking at the Little Rock Rotary Club, stressed the importance of globalization, noting that Americans are "living in a much more interconnected world than ever before."