Today's News

Arkansas House Committee to Reconsider King, Lee Holiday

by Associated Press 3/20/2015 07:56 am

An Arkansas House panel is scheduled to consider a second attempt to end the state's joint celebration of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Asa Hutchinson Meets with Small Business Owners

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 03:22 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson met with a group of small business owners to talk about how government should work alongside the private sector and take questions from the crowd.

Arkansas Legislative Leaders Say No Amendments Planned

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/19/2015 12:53 pm

Arkansas legislative leaders say they don't expect to refer any proposed amendments to the state's constitution to voters next year.

Judge OKs $10M Settlement in Target Data Breach

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 11:18 am

A Minnesota judge has approved a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.

Capital Gains Tax Break Passes Arkansas House Committee

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/19/2015 10:50 am

Some Arkansas lawmakers are trying to restore a 2013 capital gains tax break that had been scaled back to help pay for a middle class income tax cut earlier this year.

Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds State's Lethal Injection Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/19/2015 10:32 am

Arkansas' highest court on Thursday upheld the state's lethal injection law as constitutional, removing a major roadblock to resuming executions that have been effectively on hold in the state for nearly a decade.

Civil Jury Awards $122.5M to West Memphis Doctor Maimed by Car Bomb

by Gwen Moritz 3/19/2015 09:48 am

A Crittenden County jury on Tuesday ordered Randeep Mann to pay $17.5 million in compensatory damages and $105 million in punitive damages for the 2009 car bombing that gravely injured Dr. Trent Pierce, then chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board.

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Redman & Associates' Lawsuit Against Sales Chief

by Marty Cook 3/19/2015 09:45 am

A federal judge denied a Chinese toy manufacturer's partial motion to dismiss four counts in a $40 million lawsuit filed against it by a Rogers company.

Windstream REIT Names Two Executives

by Sean Beherec 3/19/2015 09:12 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock announced two executive leadership appointments on Thursday.

Monsanto to Pay $350K to Settle More Wheat-Related Lawsuits

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 06:53 am

Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat.

Arkansas House Supports Frank Broyles Publicity Bill

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 06:46 am

The Arkansas House has endorsed the creation of a publicity rights law backed by the family of Razorbacks legend Frank Broyles.

Arkansas House Members to Consider Adoption Regulations

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 06:44 am

Arkansas House members are scheduled to consider a pair of bills to regulate the transfer of adopted children to unrelated families.

CJRW@SXSWi: Big Data & Privacy: Are You Protected?

by Elizabeth Michael 3/18/2015 03:37 pm

Elizabeth Michael, CJRW's social media manager, takes a look at data and privacy issues discussed at this year's South-by-Southwest Interactive festival in Austin.

US Fed Cuts Forecast for Unemployment Rate Over Long Run

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 03:34 pm

The Federal Reserve forecasts that the U.S. unemployment rate can now fall further without spurring inflation, a sign that it may move slowly in raising interest rates.

Saline Memorial Breaks Ground on Bryant Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2015 10:10 am

The campus will be called the Saline Memorial Bryant Medical Campus. It will be located at the intersection of Market Place Drive and Highway 5, just north of the Ashley Furniture Home Store and Wal-Mart in Bryant.

Bruce Cozart Pulls Nonprofit School District Proposal

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 06:52 am

A proposal to allow private nonprofits to take control of failing Arkansas school districts endorsed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been pulled by its sponsor.

CJRW@SXSWi: Reaching Those Big-Spending Millennials

by Rob Anderson 3/17/2015 03:26 pm

Rob Anderson of CJRW on the circus atmosphere of South-by-Southwest Interactive. Also: key takeaways on a session about how to reach Millennials.

Bart Hester Proposes Cut to Higher Education Funding

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 03:21 pm

An Arkansas lawmaker says the state should cut funding for public colleges and universities as much as $14.6 million.

Governor Throws Weight Behind Arkansas Workforce Legislation

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 03:17 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is throwing his support behind a number of bills intended to help improve the quality of Arkansas' workforce.

Arkansas House OKs Bill to Ban 'Re-Homing'

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 11:49 am

An Arkansas House committee has supported a proposal to criminalize some transfers of adopted children to unrelated families.