Today's News

Bill Clinton to Headline Arkansas Democrats Event

by Associated Press 8/12/2014 07:48 am

Former President Bill Clinton is headed back to Arkansas to raise money for the state Democratic Party.

Nucor Steel Files Lawsuit Against Big River Steel

by Associated Press 8/12/2014 07:25 am

Nucor Steel has filed a lawsuit in federal court that attempts to block a competitor from opening a mill in Mississippi County.

Report: John Rogers Was Tipped to FBI Raid

by George Waldon 8/11/2014 04:26 pm

John Rogers allegedly was tipped off that federal agents would be visiting his North Little Rock business and home before federal agents executed search warrants on Jan. 28. But Rogers' attorney says Rogers helped authorities expose another man's crime.

ACLU Asks Court to Uphold Arkansas Voter ID Ruling

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 8/11/2014 03:49 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas asked the state's highest court on Monday to uphold a judge's ruling that found Arkansas' new voter identification law unconstitutional.

Mike Beebe: Reallocate Resources for School Broadband

by Associated Press 8/11/2014 03:26 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says the state can reallocate $15 million to expand broadband access to schools that are lacking fast Internet connections.

Russellville Financial Adviser David Crain Fined $5,000

by Gwen Moritz 8/11/2014 02:54 pm

W. David Crain, a former representative of St. Bernard Financial Services of Russellville, has agreed to a $5,000 fine and more than $4,100 in restitution for his handling of a widow's account.

Developers Eye Large Mixed-Use Development in Jonesboro

by Lee Hogan 8/11/2014 11:01 am

Developers hope to move a step closer to redeveloping a 200-acre plot of land at the intersection of U.S. 49 and Arkansas 351 after Tuesday's Jonesboro Metropolitan Area Planning Commission meeting.

Lawsuit in Arkansas Challenges Beer, Wine Sales Proposal in Texas

by Associated Press 8/11/2014 09:43 am

Two Texarkana, Arkansas, liquor store owners are challenging a proposal to allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in Texarkana, Texas.

Gains From GOP Immigration Push Unclear (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/11/2014 07:43 am

The ad war Sen. Mark Pryor and Rep. Tom Cotton are waging over border security highlights just how much the GOP is counting on the immigration issue to boost their odds in the fight for an Arkansas Senate seat. Based on Arkansas' history, it's far from certain whether it's a strategy that will offer gains.

Stakes are High in $68M Renovation of Robinson Center

by Jan Cottingham 8/11/2014 12:00 am

Robinson Center is a multipurpose venue. It must accommodate the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Broadway plays, Ballet Arkansas and commencement ceremonies — in addition to conventions and conferences — and each of these has different and sometimes even opposite technical requirements, particularly acoustical requirements.

Vilonia Considers Rebuilding Options After Tornado

by Mark Friedman 8/11/2014 12:00 am

After the tornado that hit Faulkner County on April 27, Vilonia is tiptoeing into the rebuilding process. While the rebuilding of a $13 million school is moving forward, a group of citizens is hoping business owners will consider all options before construction starts on Main Street.

Whistleblower Case Alleges Fraud Against Wal-Mart

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2014 12:00 am

A former executive of a personal care products company said she was canned for reporting an alleged fraud that her firm was committing against its biggest customer — Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Simmons First Expects More Merger Expenses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2014 12:00 am

You may have missed this in Simmons First National Corp.'s second-quarter numbers, but it spent $2.6 million on merger-related costs for the quarter that ended June 30.

As You Hoped And/Or Feared (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/11/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas, through sheer political will that strikes me as more miraculous every day, bucked the trend of conservative states turning away federal dollars to fund health insurance for the working poor.

$21.5M Children's Museum 'Amazeum' Taking Shape in Bentonville

by Marty Cook 8/11/2014 12:00 am

The Amazeum, billed as an interactive children's museum, isn't scheduled to open until 2015, but after years of planning it is at least beginning to take physical shape.

Architect Ron Shelby on Moving the Frank Lloyd Wright House to Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2014 12:00 am

Hight-Jackson and CEO Ron Shelby were chosen to oversee the reassembly of the Bachman Wilson House, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and moved from its previous home in New Jersey, on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Ristorante Capeo Lands A Familiar Name On Its Wine List

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2014 12:00 am

After about a year of slicing through red tape, Ristorante Capeo in North Little Rock has landed wine from the Chateau Dassault winery in France. Dassault's wine is otherwise available in the United States only in New York and New Jersey.

Publisher Buys At Home In Arkansas From Georgia Company

by Michelle Corbet 8/8/2014 01:53 pm

Root Publishing Inc. of Little Rock said Friday that it has purchased At Home in Arkansas magazine from Network Communications Inc. of Georgia.

The Capital Hotel Opens One Eleven at the Capital

by Lee Hogan 8/8/2014 11:31 am

After closing Ashley's back in May, the Capital Hotel has opened the doors to its new restaurant, One Eleven at the Capital.

Reports: APEX Tool to Close Springdale Plant That Employs 250

by Lance Turner 8/8/2014 11:25 am

It's a rare thing that you see a pair of big job loss announcements in northwest Arkansas so close together.