Today's News

Asa Hutchinson Backs Stronger Ethics Rules for State Legislators

by Associated Press 6/15/2018 03:12 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is backing stronger ethics rules for Arkansas lawmakers following a recent court case that implicated a nephew.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged in May

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2018 11:08 am

Arkansas unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May at 3.8 percent, the state Department of Workforce Services reported Friday.

X-rays, Soy on Front Lines of US-China Trade Spat

by Associated Press 6/15/2018 10:33 am

President Donald Trump is hiking the price of Chinese-made forklift trucks and X-ray machines for American buyers.

Families of Arkansas Inmates Take Complaints to Legislators

by Associated Press 6/15/2018 10:30 am

More than a dozen Arkansas residents with relatives in the state's prison system aired their complaints at a legislative meeting Thursday, telling lawmakers about a lack of rehabilitation, unwieldy visitation procedures and shabby health care.

Arkansas Senate Leaders Propose Ethics Rules Overhaul

by Associated Press 6/14/2018 02:53 pm

Arkansas Senate leaders are calling for an overhaul of the chamber's ethics and conflict-of-interest rules a week after a lawmaker who is also the governor's nephew was implicated in a bribery and corruption probe.

US Long-Term Mortgage Rates Jump; 30-Year at 4.62 Percent

by Associated Press 6/14/2018 02:50 pm

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week after two straight weeks of declines, reaching their second-highest level this year.

Fed Sets Limits on Biggest Banks' Loans to Each Other

by Associated Press 6/14/2018 02:47 pm

The Federal Reserve has set limits aimed at addressing one of the leading causes of the 2008 financial crisis — the buildup of loans extended by one bank to another among the biggest Wall Street institutions.

See the Trailer for 'Antiquities,' A Film Shot in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 6/14/2018 10:20 am

The filmmakers behind "Antiquities," a feature by Arkansans Graham Gordy and Daniel Campbell, have released the film's first trailer.

UAMS Names New Campus Leader, CFO for Clinical Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/14/2018 09:46 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences named two new leaders for various operations.

US Retail Sales Climb in May by the Most in 6 Months

by Associated Press 6/14/2018 09:09 am

U.S. retail sales rose by the most in six months in May, as consumers spent more at home and garden stores, gas stations and restaurants.

Mountaire Farms Fires Back Over Lawsuit

by Associated Press 6/13/2018 03:10 pm

An Arkansas-based poultry company is firing back against lawyers who have filed a purported class-action lawsuit stemming from wastewater violations at a southern Delaware processing plant.

Efficiency Summit to Give Public Entities Ways to Save Energy

by Kyle Massey 6/13/2018 01:49 pm

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality are partnering to give energy service providers a forum for offering tips, exhibits and insights on energy conservation possibilities.

Fed Raises Key Rate, See Possible Acceleration in Hikes

by Associated Press 6/13/2018 01:33 pm

The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaled that it may step up its pace of rate increases because of solid U.S. economic growth and rising inflation.

Clinton-Patterson Novel Sells 250K Copies in First Week

by Associated Press 6/13/2018 10:46 am

Bill Clinton's debut novel had the year's biggest opening so far for a work of fiction.

AT&T Antitrust Win May Herald New Wave of Media Mergers

by Associated Press 6/13/2018 10:32 am

AT&T's victory over the government's attempt to block its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner highlights how corporate America wants to adapt to deal with its new environment. In short: Bigger is better.

Three Things To Watch For From The Federal Reserve On Wednesday

by Associated Press 6/12/2018 03:08 pm

No one will likely be surprised by the announcement the Fed is set to make when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: That it's raising its key short-term interest rate for the second time this year.

2 Firms Merge to Form Rasco Winter Thomas Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2018 03:01 pm

Rasco Winter Abston Moore & Associates and L. Cotton Thomas & Company are combining operations.

Fate of Massive AT&T-Time Warner Merger in US Judge's Hands

by Associated Press 6/12/2018 10:54 am

The fate of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, a massive media deal opposed by the government that could shape how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies, rests in the hands of a federal judge.

In Jonesboro, Developers Turn Attention Back to Caraway

by Todd Traub 6/12/2018 08:00 am

Caraway Road had been relegated to the slow lane of development in Jonesboro in recent years. But change is underway for the once thriving thoroughfare running through the heart of the city.

Rock City Harley-Davidson to Start Work on New Gateway Town Center Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 01:44 pm

Rock City Harley-Davidson will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its 41,875-SF facility and training course at the Gateway Town Center in Little Rock at 10 a.m. Wednesday.