Today's News

FedEx Predicts Increase in Holiday Deliveries

by Associated Press 10/22/2014 11:08 am

FedEx forecast Wednesday that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments.

UAMS Awarded $135k in Grants to Train Teachers

by Associated Press 10/22/2014 10:52 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Partners in Health Sciences Program has been awarded $135,000 in grants to give Arkansas teachers tools to teach health science topics.

Marshals Museum Increases Budget for Coin Marketing

by Associated Press 10/22/2014 10:49 am

Officials with the U.S. Marshals Museum have increased the budget to market new commemorative coins designed to raise money for the facility in Fort Smith.

State of the South Report Cites Innovation Hub as Key to Arkansas Growth

by Mark Carter 10/22/2014 10:16 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock and its efforts to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and access to the "knowledge" economy were lauded in the just-released 2014 State of the South report from MDC.

Thomas Longe Appointed to Home BancShares Board of Directors

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2014 04:38 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, the parent company Centennial Bank of Conway, has appointed Thomas J. Longe to its board of directors.

US Existing Home Sales Rise in September

by Associated Press 10/21/2014 11:12 am

U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.

THV 11 News: Vilonia Business Reopens After Tornado

by Lance Turner 10/21/2014 10:06 am

THV 11 News reports how one business, Vilonia Therapy Services, has reopened its doors on Main Street months after a tornado destroyed much of the city.

Clinton Family Remembers Oscar de la Renta

by Lance Turner 10/21/2014 09:44 am

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose work was exhibited at the Clinton Presidential Library last year, died at 82. The Clinton family has issued a statement about his life and legacy.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

by Lee Hogan 10/21/2014 09:25 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.

Social Media Reactions to Final Gubernatorial Debate

by Lee Hogan 10/20/2014 08:57 pm

The same day early voting began, leading gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson debated one final time.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Get Final Digs in on Tax Cuts

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/20/2014 08:26 pm

Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are dueling over their competing tax cut plans and over who has the best record of working with both parties in their final televised debate in the Arkansas governor's race.

Turner Grain Close to Filing $25M Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 10/20/2014 04:12 pm

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley appears close to filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a court filing made last week by the company's receiver. Turner's draft, filed by receiver Kevin Keech of North Little Rock, lists $24.8 million of creditors holding unsecured claims

Lieutenant Governor Hopefuls Say Post is Essential

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 10/20/2014 03:01 pm

Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin and Democrat John Burkhalter both say the Arkansas lieutenant governor's office is still very much needed, even though the post has been vacant for nine months and some lawmakers are working to eliminate the job altogether.

Phil Elson Named Voice of Razorbacks Baseball, Women's Basketball

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 02:30 pm

The longtime voice of the Arkansas Travelers is set to become the voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks' baseball and women's basketball teams.

ARK Challenge: Fair Share Data Swinging for Fences, Consumers

by Mark Carter 10/20/2014 01:35 pm

Matt Bakke's idea for an "anti-loyalty" program for businesses and consumers led to the founding Fair Share Data in Bentonville and applying for the ARK Challenge's fall installment in Little Rock.

PAC, Lobbyist Donations Nearing $1M in Contested State Legislative Races

by Lee Hogan 10/20/2014 11:39 am

Less than three weeks before Election Day, political action committees and lobbyists have already pumped more than three-quarters of a million dollars into contested state Senate and House races across the state.

Arkansas State Fair Attendance Down 8.6 Percent From 2013

by Associated Press 10/20/2014 11:17 am

Officials with the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock say attendance during the final six days of the fair rebounded with improved weather - but fell short of 2013 numbers.

UA Study: Well Connected CEOs Can Be Bad for Firms They Lead

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 09:28 am

A University of Arkansas study suggests that the more socially connected a chief executive officer is, the less success his firm experiences.

Early Voting Begins for Arkansas Midterm Election

by Associated Press 10/20/2014 07:47 am

Arkansans can begin early voting in this year's busy midterm election.

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year.