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Hutchinson Says He Stressed Global Market in Talk With Trump

by Associated Press 11/30/2016 02:28 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he stressed the importance of a global market to Arkansas' economy when he talked with President-elect Donald Trump to congratulate him on his surprise win in the election.

Dow Reaches Records Again as Energy Companies Surge

by Associated Press 11/30/2016 11:54 am

The Dow Jones industrial average is trading at a record high Wednesday as blue-chip energy companies and banks surge.

Lower October Unemployment Rates Reported for Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2016 11:15 am

The Department of Labor Statistics reports that October unemployment rates in Arkansas and all of its six metropolitan areas were lower than they were a year ago.

At Crystal Bridges, A New Role for Frank Lloyd Wright Home That Survived Sandy

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 11/30/2016 11:14 am

A Frank Lloyd Wright house that was flooded by Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey is high and dry in Arkansas. And it's getting thousands of visitors as part of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Dupré Logistics to Open Fort Smith Branch

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2016 09:42 am

Dupré Logistics plans a new branch at the Hendricks Hill Professional Complex in Fort Smith to expand its brokerage and third-party logistics groups.

Contractors Cite Job Losses, Hope for Infrastructure Investment

by Sarah Campbell 11/29/2016 12:35 pm

The Associated General Contractors of America says Little Rock metropolitan area placed fourth out of 358 metros nationwide in construction jobs lost between October 2015 and October 2016.

US Bank Earnings Up Nearly 13 Percent in 3Q

by Associated Press 11/29/2016 10:21 am

U.S. banks' earnings in the July-September period jumped nearly 13 percent from a year earlier as continued growth in lending fueled interest income.

US Home Prices Surpass Pre-Recession Peak Amid Healthy Sales

by Associated Press 11/29/2016 10:19 am

U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a private measure.

US Economy Grew at 3.2 Percent in 3Q

by Associated Press 11/29/2016 10:17 am

The U.S. economy in the third quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, with a revised report showing stronger consumer spending than first estimated.

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by 11/29/2016 08:09 am

On any given day, K. Hall & Sons Produce buzzes with a steady stream of vehicles and pedestrians as greetings and banter fly around the deli counter, in the grocery aisles and at the registers.

Delta Regional Authority, Governor Announce $26M in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 04:36 pm

The Delta Regional Authority, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and their federal and local partners announced Monday nearly $26 million in new investments that will create or retain an estimated 650 jobs.

With Early Deals, How Much Will Cyber Monday Buyers Spend?

by Associated Press 11/28/2016 11:36 am

Millions of Americans paused during the Monday after Thanksgiving to check out online deals and check off people on their holiday gift list. But so-called Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title.

MISO Hires Public Service Commissioner Lamar Davis

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 11:32 am

MISO of Carmel, Indiana, announced Monday that Lamar Davis, former commissioner of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, has been named executive director of government and regulatory affairs for its south region.

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by 11/28/2016 09:18 am

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Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers Spent Less Due to Discounts

by Associated Press 11/28/2016 09:13 am

Customers look to have spent an average of $289.19 over the four-day weekend, down nearly 3.5 percent from a year ago, based on a survey by the National Retail Federation.

SMA of Jonesboro to Buy Blount's Aftermarket Parts Business

by Keith Inman, The Jonesboro Sun 11/28/2016 06:57 am

SMA of Jonesboro agrees to acquire certain assets of Blount International's TISCO aftermarket parts business. The deal solidifies SMA as the second largest distributor in the country.

Arkansas Republicans Eye New Clout Under Trump (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/28/2016 06:54 am

For the first time since their takeover of Arkansas' statewide and federal offices, the state's Republicans will also see their party in control of the White House and Congress next year. They're hoping that translates into new clout for the state.

John Rogers To Plead Guilty at February Hearing

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

John Rogers, the alleged serial fraudster, will be changing his plea to guilty on one count of felony wire fraud on Feb. 3 in Chicago's U.S. District Court.

Foreclosure Surprised Regions Building Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

An attorney for the owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock said recently that he had no indication that a foreclosure lawsuit was being filed against the property.

Stone House Drops Stock in USA Truck

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Stone House Capital of New York reported in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission that its holdings of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren had been reduced to 588,961 shares, or 7.1 percent of the company.