Today's News

Amazon or Wal-Mart? Some Retailers are Choosing Alliances

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/14/2017 10:49 am

Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides.

Gary Heathcott Responds to Arkansas Business Cover Story

by Lance Turner 11/14/2017 10:09 am

Gary Heathcott responds to Arkansas Business' cover story this week, which says that CJRW has removed Heathcott from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery account.

Citing Continued Criminal Acts, Federal Prosecutors Seek 141-Month Sentence for John Rogers

by George Waldon 11/14/2017 06:35 am

When the North Little Rock dealer in sports memorabilia and vintage photographs is sentenced, prosecutors are asking for 141 months in federal prison and $22 million in restitution

UA-Pulaski Tech Names Tara Smith CFO, Vice Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 03:21 pm

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College announced Monday that it has hired Tara Smith of North Little Rock as CFO and vice chancellor for finance, effective Dec. 31.

Arkansas-Little Rock Renews Contract of Athletic Director

by Associated Press 11/13/2017 12:08 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has renewed the contract of the school's athletic director for another five years.

First Orion to Move Headquarters to North Little Rock

by Lance Turner 11/13/2017 12:06 pm

First Orion of Little Rock says it will move into a new, six-story office building on Main Street in the Argenta Historic District of North Little Rock.

Tyson Foods Reports Record Annual EPS, Acquisition

by Marty Cook 11/13/2017 10:02 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reported on Monday fiscal 2017 income of $1.77 billion, which the company said represented a record earnings per share of $5.31.

IberiaBank to Open Headquarters in Alabama

by Associated Press 11/13/2017 09:34 am

Louisiana-based IberiaBank is creating a regional headquarters in Hoover, Alabama, that will eventually house more than 450 employees.

Money for Arkansas River Bridge Is Fort Smith's Missing Link

by Marty Cook 11/13/2017 12:00 am

A key component of the massive I-49 project in western Arkansas is a 13.7-mile stretch near Fort Smith that includes a bridge over the Arkansas River.

Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High Spirits

by Jan Cottingham 11/13/2017 12:00 am

In a city hard hit by manufacturing declines during the past decade, the Hiram Walker plant, set on 32 acres at the south end of town, is a bright spot.

Eagle Bank Feathers Nest with IberiaBank Execs

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Some top executives with IberiaBank Mortgage Co. in Little Rock recently left to join Eagle Bank & Trust of Little Rock.

Temporary Injunction Issued in Rick Schaeffer Foreclosure Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Washington County Circuit Judge Beth Storey Bryan has issued a temporary restraining order to prevent a bank from putting Rick Schaeffer's home up for sale on the courthouse steps Tuesday.

Saline County Medical Offices Sell for Combined $17.7M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Real estate investment trust affiliates of New York's Northstar Securities sold four medical office projects in Saline County.

BlueOak Molten Metal Disaster Leads to Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

BlueOak Arkansas, the electronics recycling plant in Osceola, developed a leak in its furnace in November 2015 that resulted in molten metal escaping and causing more than $10.5 million in damage.

Court Appoints Attorney for Donna Herring in Will Fraud Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Donna Herring is represented by the Little Rock law firm Lassiter & Cassinelli, which asked U.S. District Court Judge Susan O. Hickey if Herring could file paperwork for the appointment of an attorney.

Put Pencil To Paper (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Taking on more risk — more “skin in the game” — is supposed to make us savvier consumers who carefully seek out the most cost-efficient treatment. But most people are risk averse in the first place, and there is no market more opaque than health care for those of us who are willing to shop around.

Troubled Midtown Bryant Project Positioned for a Restart

by George Waldon 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Midtown Bryant is close to achieving escape velocity from years of financial and legal entanglements that have hindered progress on the visionary real estate project.

CJRW Drops Gary Heathcott From Scholarship Lottery Work

by Kyle Massey 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock marketing agency CJRW has removed Gary Heathcott from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery account, the agency says, less than three years after acquiring his services and his list of clients in a much-ballyhooed deal.

Liquor Wholesaler Glazer's Charged Wal-Mart More, Suit Says

by Mark Friedman 11/13/2017 12:00 am

A former vice president at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits LLC has alleged in a lawsuit that it charged Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more for alcohol than other retailers.

Westbridge Apartments Add Up to $5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Two pieces of a Little Rock apartment project combined for deals totaling $5 million.