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As Business Grows in Walnut Ridge, Housing Struggles to Keep Up

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 7/14/2017 06:55 am

The arrival of large-scale employers like Peco Foods Inc., Allegis Corp. and American Silica has brought an economic boom to rural communities in northeast Arkansas. But housing has struggled to keep pace with the influx of business and population.

GOP Health Care Plan Draws Mixed Reaction from Governors

by Associated Press 7/13/2017 03:22 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he remains concerned about Congress shifting costs to the states to maintain the same level of Medicaid coverage they have committed to. But he likes that the bill would provide more funding to help low-income people move off Medicaid and into the private market.

Governor Approves State's Participation in Emergency Communication System

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 03:17 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced that Arkansas will opt in to the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state's public safety community.

Paul Spencer Running for 2nd Congressional District Seat

by Associated Press 7/13/2017 01:37 pm

A Little Rock high school teacher and political activist says he's seeking the Democratic nomination for a central Arkansas congressional seat.

Average US Mortgage Rates Rise; 30-Year at 4.03 Percent

by Associated Press 7/13/2017 10:55 am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the second straight week. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for the first time since May.

Walmart Unveils New Tools to Help Shoppers Save Time

by Associated Press 7/13/2017 10:43 am

Walmart is pushing convenience for the back-to-school shopping season as it tries to compete better with Amazon.

Stuttgart's Stratton Seed Gets PSC Approval for 1MW Solar Array

by Kyle Massey 7/13/2017 10:33 am

Stratton Seed Co. of Stuttgart plans to build a 1-megawatt solar array capable of supplying power to all 11 of its facilities in Arkansas and Lonoke counties.

Metroplan Report Finds People Live Where They Work

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 09:39 am

Metroplan on Thursday released its 2017 Demographic Review and Outlook, noting demographic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

UA Chancellor Steinmetz Named Presiding Co-Chair of Northwest Arkansas Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 09:29 am

University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz is the new presiding co-chair for the nonprofit Northwest Arkansas Council.

UAMS Names Tim Hill COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 03:35 pm

Tim Hill, vice chancellor for regional campuses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has been named the system's chief operating officer.

Is LR at Tipping Point After Shooting? PR Voices Weigh In

by Kyle Massey 7/12/2017 03:08 pm

Arkansas media and public relations professionals fear that negative perceptions of the capital city are reaching a critical mass after the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge downtown.

Council Clears Path for White River Medical System Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 01:23 pm

The Batesville City Council on Tuesday voted to immediately close one block of Broad Street between Sidney and 15th Street and an unused alley between lots the White River Medical System owns to make way for the hospital's planned expansion.

Bank of the Ozarks 2Q Profit Up 66 Percent

by George Waldon 7/12/2017 12:10 pm

Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock announces record quarterly earnings of $90.5 million. The new high-water mark reflects a 66.2 percent increase from $54.5 million a year ago.

Dick's Sporting Goods Coming Soon to McCain Plaza

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/12/2017 11:54 am

Dick's Sporting Goods is set to open in Spring 2018 at the McCain Plaza Shopping Center at McCain Boulevard and U.S. Highway 67 in North Little Rock.

UA Little Rock Teams with City, State Parks to Consider Football

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 11:50 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock says it will conduct a feasibility study "to assess whether the university should consider adding a football and marching band program."

Governor Names Kirk Lane Arkansas Drug Director

by Associated Press 7/12/2017 11:21 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named the Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane as the state's new drug director.

Yellen Tells Congress to Expect More Rate Hikes

by Associated Press 7/12/2017 11:15 am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Wednesday that the central bank expects to keep raising a key interest rate at a gradual pace and also plans to start trimming its massive bond holdings this year.

NIH Gives Arkansas Children's Research Institute $11.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 11:07 am

The National Institutes of Health has awarded an $11.5 million grant to the Arkansas Children's Research Institute to develop a new center that will study how pediatric diseases develop and devise new treatments for children.

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Update: Judge Bobby McCallister Charged with Failing to Pay Taxes

by Mark Friedman 7/11/2017 04:27 pm

Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister is charged in Saline County Circuit Court with four felony counts in connection with failing to pay state taxes.