Today's News

Arkansas Supreme Court Agrees to Raise Bar Exam Fee

by Lance Turner 9/4/2014 11:25 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court today granted a requested by the Board of Law Examiners to raise the fee law students must pay to take the Arkansas Bar Examination.

Arvest Skyline Report: NWA Commercial Vacancy Rates Down, Multifamily Rates Up

by Lee Hogan 9/4/2014 10:55 am

Vacancy rates during the first six months of 2014 in the northwest Arkansas commercial real estate market were down nearly 1 percent from a year ago, while multifamily vacancy rates were up more than 2 percent, according to the Skyline Report from Arvest Bank.

UAEX Study: Flooding Results in $35.6M in Crop Loss

by Lee Hogan 9/4/2014 10:52 am

Flooding in east Arkansas has resulted in $35.6 million in lost crop value and more than 210,000 acres of affected farm land in 10 counties, according to a report released last week by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Little Rock Police Arrest 11 in Minimum Wage Protest

by Lance Turner 9/4/2014 10:31 am

Arkansas Business news partner THV 11 News reports that Little Rock Police arrested 11 people during a Thursday morning demonstration calling for a higher minimum wage.

Arkansas Court Denies Recusal Bid in Marriage Case

by Associated Press 9/4/2014 10:28 am

Arkansas' highest court has denied a request by same-sex couples challenging the state's gay marriage ban that any justices planning to seek re-election recuse themselves from the case.

US Services Firms Expand at Fastest Pace on Record

by Associated Press 9/4/2014 10:07 am

U.S. services firms expanded in August at the fastest pace on record.

Voting Underway in Conway Bond Rededication Special Election

by Lee Hogan 9/4/2014 07:21 am

Early voting in a Sept. 9 special election is underway in Conway, with voters considering whether to rededicate a 1/8-cent sales tax for various road projects, including two tied to a large retail development.

Have It Your Way, Eh? (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 9/3/2014 02:52 pm

The recent announcement by Burger King Corp. that it would be merging with Canadian donut and coffee chain Tim Hortons and “domiciling” the combined company in Canada has reignited the debate over corporate tax inversions.

Little Rock's RxResults Raises $4M Investment Round

by Mark Carter 9/3/2014 12:26 pm

UAMS startup RxResults, a pharmacy risk management company based in Little Rock, on Wednesday announced a $4 million investment by Ansley Equity Partners and Ansley Equities of Naperville, Ill.

Officials Uncertain '91 Bill Would Have Helped in Turner Grain Case

by Lee Hogan 9/3/2014 12:08 pm

Even if the 78th Arkansas General Assembly had passed a law in 1991 regulating grain dealers, some agriculture officials believe it wouldn't have prevented the losses threatened by the collapse of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.

Minimum Wage Amendment Makes the Ballot

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/3/2014 11:22 am

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has announced the proposed amendment to raise Arkansas' minimum wage will be on the general election ballot in November.

Arkansas Revenue Slightly Up in August

by Associated Press 9/3/2014 10:58 am

A boost in sales and income tax collections pushed Arkansas' revenue in August slightly above that of August 2013 and above what was expected, state finance officials said Wednesday.

UA Fayetteville's Enrollment More Than 26K, Preliminary Figures Show

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/3/2014 10:50 am

Enrollment at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is above 26,000 for the first time, according to preliminary figures released by the UA on Wednesday.

10th Anniversary Events Planned for Clinton Center

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 9/3/2014 10:30 am

A series of events is planned in Little Rock this November to mark the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center and to recognize the major economic boost the former president's library has brought to the city.

Fort Smith Plans to Stream Meetings Online

by Associated Press 9/3/2014 08:55 am

Members of Fort Smith's board of directors want to broadcast their meetings on the Internet, perhaps as early as this month.

Peterson: Witt Assured of Agriculture Panel Spot

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/3/2014 08:53 am

The top Democrat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday said former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt is assured a spot on the panel if he wins his bid for a south Arkansas congressional seat this fall.

Jonesboro to Use Grant for Police Body Cameras

by Associated Press 9/3/2014 08:52 am

The Jonesboro City Council has approved buying tasers and body cameras for some of its police officers.

Queen Wilhelmina Lodge to Reopen in Spring

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 11:35 am

An Arkansas state park lodge is scheduled to reopen after $6.7 million in renovations are completed.

ASTA Awards Grant to UALR Researcher for Leukemia Cure Search

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2014 11:16 am

The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority has awarded $50,000 to researcher Darin Jones of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to fund his research to develop a cure for leukemia.

Dassault Breaks Ground on $60M Hangar Dedicated to New Models

by Mark Carter 9/2/2014 10:17 am

Dassault Falcon Jet breaks ground on a $60 million expansion at its Little Rock completion facility.