Today's News

Mike Huckabee Announces Arkansas Leadership Team

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 10:59 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Sen. John Boozman are chairing Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign in Arkansas as the former governor announced the support of most of the state's top officials.

Update: Funeral for Don Holbert, CEO of Central Flying Service, Scheduled for Thursday

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 10:04 am

Don Holbert, chairman and CEO of Central Flying Service at Little Rock and a member of the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame, died early Sunday morning at age 75, his brother Dick Holbert confirmed.

Arkansas Tries to be First in Line for Cuba Trade (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/28/2015 06:59 am

With his visit to Cuba this week, Asa Hutchinson is trying to make Arkansas the first in the door to take advantage of the new relationship between the countries.

Chipotle Eyes Fresh Location Near Future Hotel in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The fast-casual restaurant chain already has five locations in Arkansas, and is expected to open a location at 915 E. Oak St. in Conway.

Legal Fallout Facing John Rogers Mounts

by George Waldon 9/28/2015 12:00 am

A new lawsuit, an expanded fraud complaint, a default judgment and a contempt hearing have added to the legal tapestry woven around North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.

Public Pension Funds Branch Out Globally

by Jan Cottingham 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Public employee pension funds, including those in Arkansas, increasingly have moved into “alternative investments” as a way to spread risk and boost returns.

Financial Industry Opposes Obama's Attempt to Expand Fiduciary Rule

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The financial industry is pushing back — hard, and with political support — against a second attempt by the Obama administration to impose a standardized fiduciary rule on all givers of retirement advice, particularly those now held to a lower standard of merely not recommending investments that are clearly unsuitable.

Protecting Arkansas' Small Businesses (Tom Cotton and John Boozman Commentary)

by Tom Cotton and John Boozman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

As many Arkansans know, the franchise model has been one of the greatest examples of economic success in history. The benefits of franchises are widespread and shared by investors, business owners, employees and nearly every American.

Census Says U.S Median Income Stagnates

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Real median household income in the United States in 2014 showed no statistically significant change from 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau announced last week.

Planned Parenthood's Legal Victories

by Mark Friedman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Planned Parenthood continued its legal successes this month against states that attempt to cut its funding.

Arkansas House Democrats Elect Michael John Gray as Minority Leader

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 02:51 pm

Democratic State Rep. Michael John Gray of Augusta has been elected the party's minority leader in the state House.

Nucor to Invest $75M at Blytheville Steel Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2015 02:06 pm

Nucor Corp. announced Friday that its northeast Arkansas steel plant will install a $75 million Quench and Self-Tempering process, allowing it to produce certain grades of structural steel sections. Nucor aims to commission the new process in the second half of next year.

Janet Yellen Expects Fed to Raise Rates by Year's End

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 11:38 am

Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday that she expects the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates from record lows by the end of the year.

'Made By Few' Conference Returns Oct. 1-3

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2015 11:08 am

Made by Few, the conference for "makers of the web" that attracts speakers, developers, designers and entrepreneurs from across the country, returns for its fourth run Oct. 1-3 in downtown Little Rock's River Market District.

Arkansas, Arkansas State Get Grants to Study Terrorism

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 07:44 am

The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have each been awarded U.S. Department of Justice grants for studies into homegrown terrorism.

Economy Grew at 3.9 Percent Rate in April-June Quarter

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 07:37 am

The U.S. economy grew at an even faster clip in the spring than previously estimated. But there is concern that growth slowed in the summer, held back by global headwinds and turbulent financial markets.

Arkansas Rice Depot, Arkansas Foodbank to Merge

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 04:31 pm

The Arkansas Foodbank and the Arkansas Rice Depot said Friday that both organizations' boards of directors have voted to merge the nonprofts effective Jan. 1.

Nucor to Announce 'Significant' Investment in Mississippi County

by Lance Turner 9/24/2015 04:04 pm

Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. plans to will announce "a significant capital investment" in Mississippi County and "the State of Arkansas." It's planning a media event for 2 p.m. Friday.

PSC Approves Entergy Arkansas Solar Plant in Arkansas County

by Lance Turner 9/24/2015 03:37 pm

Entergy Arkansas on Thursday received approval from the state Public Service Commission to build an 81-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant in Arkansas County.

Springdale Tops Arkansas Tech Business Index For First Time

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 02:05 pm

Springdale took the top spot for July on the Arkansas Tech Business Index with a rating of 106.38, an increase of 1.09 points from June.