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Director of Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Stepping Down

by Associated Press 10/11/2017 09:21 am

The director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is stepping down next year.

Bank of the Ozarks 3Q Profit Up 26 Percent

by George Waldon 10/11/2017 08:24 am

Bank of the Ozarks this morning announced record profits of $96 million for the third quarter. The performance topped last year's third quarter net income of $76 million by 26.3 percent.

Jay Richardson Announces Bid for Dist. 78 Seat

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2017 03:01 pm

Fort Smith business consultant Jay Richardson on Tuesday announced his bid as a Democrat for the District 78 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Bank of the Ozarks Director Recognized by Savoy Magazine

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2017 12:13 pm

Bank of the Ozarks announced Tuesday that board member Paula Cholmondeley has been recognized by Savoy magazine as one of its 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.

Trump Administration: Court Can't Suspend Pipeline Decision

by Associated Press 10/10/2017 11:44 am

Attorneys for the Trump administration said a federal judge has no authority to second-guess a presidential permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline as they seek to stop a lawsuit that would block the project.

Early Childhood Initiatives Center to Break Ground On $16.5M Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2017 09:20 am

The Early Childhood Initiatives Center announced Tuesday that a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 45,000-SF, $16.5 million facility in Bentonville is planned for 11 a.m. on Oct. 19 at Hayfield on J Street, directly south of the Amazeum.

Walmart Sees The Future And It Is Digital

by Associated Press 10/10/2017 09:10 am

Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers at its stores.

Springdale Company Awarded $25K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 02:27 pm

Vet Veggies of Springdale recently received one of three $25,000 grants awarded by Bob Evans Farms of New Albany, Ohio, through its inaugural Heroes to CEOs contest.

Ivanka Trump Tunes Out Noise, Takes On Tax Overhaul Fight

by Associated Press 10/9/2017 01:51 pm

Ivanka Trump successfully pushed to get a family-focused tax credit included in the Republican tax overhaul proposal. She's got no time for a victory lap, though: Now comes the biggest political challenge of her time in Washington.

Trump Administration To Terminate Obama's Climate Plan

by Associated Press 10/9/2017 11:18 am

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

White House To Order Health Care Alternatives

by Associated Press 10/9/2017 09:39 am

The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system.

Buyer's Remorse Be Gone, Walmart Puts Returns in Fast Lane

by Associated Press 10/9/2017 09:29 am

Online sales have divided retailers into two camps: the quick and the dead.

No Easy Path For Arkansas-backed Local Projects (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/9/2017 09:18 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court's ruling striking down a grant system used to fund local projects didn't necessarily kill outright lawmakers' efforts to divert surplus money to pet needs in their districts.

UAMS, Baptist Report Operating Losses

by Mark Friedman 10/9/2017 12:00 am

UAMS and Baptist Health both report millions of dollars in operating losses in the most recent fiscal year.

Grocery Store Applications for Wine Permits Pour Into ABC

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division began accepting applications for grocery store wine permits one week ago, a development permitted by the Legislature's passage this year of Act 508, which allows grocery stores in “wet” counties to sell an expanded selection of wine.

Even With Lien Lifted, Lawyers Still Squabble Over Quapaw House

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Former law partners Scott Poynter and John Emerson continue to fight in court over liens and loans tied to 1887 Rozelle-Murphy House.

Virco Expands Conway Holdings with $7.2 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

A Conway furniture plant, a car wash-auto service combo in west Little Rock and a future tear-down in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood form this week's trio of big real estate transactions.

Updated LittleRock.com Fully Responsive, Open for Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

After predicting a June completion date and then pushing it back through August, LRCVB President and CEO Gretchen Hall was happy to report last month that the new LittleRock.com is up, and had been for a while.

Brett Overman Has Big Plans for Pineapple Whip

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Jonesboro entrepreneur Brett Overman has a nationally renowned disaster renovation company and one of the nation's largest tunnel car wash companies. His next vision is the expansion of a beloved fruit treat he discovered by accident.

Generations Bank Files Foreclosure on Reams

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Generations Bank filed a foreclosure suit in Benton County Circuit Court in an attempt to recoup more than $800,000 in loans provided to a Siloam Springs company.

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