Today's News

US Home Construction Drops 2.8 Percent in October

by Associated Press 11/19/2014 10:15 am

Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.

Mid-America Science Museum Renovation on Schedule, Re-opening Set for March

by Mark Carter 11/19/2014 09:53 am

The museum closed in August to begin remodeling and adding exhibits and new features, thanks to a $7.8 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

John Boozman: Keystone XL to Pass in Next Congress

by Associated Press 11/19/2014 08:01 am

Arkansas Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman says he's confident the legislation to build the Keystone XL Pipeline project will pass the next Congress when Republicans take control of the Senate.

On AETN, Mike Beebe Defends Plan to Pardon Son's '03 Conviction

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/19/2014 07:43 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday defended plans to pardon his son for an 11-year-old marijuana conviction, saying his son is receiving the same type of second chance that hundreds of others have had over the past several years.

Arkadelphia Public Schools Leader Going to White House Summit

by Associated Press 11/19/2014 07:30 am

Donnie Whitten, an Arkadelphia Public Schools leader, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a White House conference on digital learning.

Arkansans Saw 96k Political Ads Worth $41.1M

by Lee Hogan 11/18/2014 04:02 pm

The dust has settled on the midterms and the GOP takeover that occurred in Arkansas, but more importantly, the political ads have ceased.

Connect Arkansas Announces Small Business Internet Study

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2014 01:22 pm

Connect Arkansas has plans for a statewide study to help small- and medium-sized businesses develop strategies and be more competitive in the digital economy.

Lawyer: Tracy Morgan Still Recovering from Brain Injury

by David Porter, The Associated Press 11/18/2014 01:06 pm

Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's unknown if the actor-comedian will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday.

Arvest Consumer Survey: Arkansans' Opinion of Economy Improving

by Lee Hogan 11/18/2014 09:31 am

Arkansas consumer sentiment is up slightly in Arvest Bank's most recent survey, but it's still lower than surrounding states and considerably lower than the national outlook on the economy.

UAMS Northwest Opens Comprehensive Rehabilitation Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2014 09:11 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has opened a comprehensive rehabilitation clinic on its northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville, it announced Tuesday.

Tom Cotton: Order Would Hurt Bipartisanship Chances

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/18/2014 07:15 am

Republican U.S. Sen.-elect Tom Cotton said Monday that the president's anticipated move to protect millions of immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation would be a setback for chances at bipartisan cooperation in Washington.

Mississippi Could Be Site for $1.2B Aluminum Mill

by Associated Press 11/18/2014 07:12 am

Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 workers. But the company CEO says Arkansas, Tennessee and other states might also be in the running.

Little Rock Soirée Names Mandy Richardson as Publisher

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 11:48 am

Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock announced Monday that Mandy Richardson has been promoted to publisher of the company's monthly city magazine, Little Rock Soirée.

Mid-South Community College Eyes Arkansas State University Merger

by Lee Hogan 11/17/2014 10:30 am

Mid-South Community College of West Memphis and the Arkansas State University System could be headed toward a merger.

UPDATE: Don Bacigalupi Leaving Crystal Bridges to Lead George Lucas' Chicago Museum

by Jan Cottingham 11/17/2014 10:14 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville announces that Don Bacigalupi will leave as president but will retain his place on the museum's board.

Chuy's to Open in March in North Little Rock

by Lance Turner 11/17/2014 08:59 am

Chuy's will open a new restaurant in North Little Rock in March, according to its local owner and operator Dallas Hagar.

Tyson Foods Posts Record Quarterly Sales

by Lance Turner 11/17/2014 07:51 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports a 47 percent decline in quarterly net income on record sales of $10.1 billion as the meat processor continues to integrate the biggest acquisition of its history, Hillshire Brands Inc. of Chicago.

Johnelle Hunt on Shifting Gears After Trucking To Reach Pinnacle

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business talks with Johnelle Hunt, who, along with her late husband, J.B., founded J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell.

‘How' Is More Important Than ‘What' (Nick Brown Commentary)

by Nick Brown 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Southwest Power Pool Inc. was recently honored by receiving Arkansas Business' Benchmark Award as Arkansas' best place to work. The recognition provides further verification of the importance of culture in business. However, culture is also something I lost sight of several years ago.

Pharmacy Firm RxResults Adding Jobs

by Mark Friedman 11/17/2014 12:00 am

RxResults, a pharmacy risk management company that is partly owned by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, said it plans to add between 20 and 30 jobs in the next 21 months, according to a UAMS news release. Founded in 2008, RxResults was created to help lower drug costs for employers and their workers while making sure they receive the best medicines available.