Today's News

Photos: Inside the Ongoing Renovation of Robinson Center

by Lee Hogan 12/12/2014 07:30 am

If the massive crane didn't give it away, one trip inside the historic Robinson Center Music Hall leaves no doubt: There's a renovation happening.

Bass Pro Shops Buys Ranger Boats

by Lance Turner 12/11/2014 05:01 pm

Bass Pro Group LLC, the privately held outdoor and hunting supply retailer, is buying Fishing Holdings LLC of Flippin, which makes Ranger Boats, Stratos and Triton fishing boat brands.

Tony Thomas Named CEO of Windstream As Jeff Gardner Steps Down

by Lance Turner 12/11/2014 04:01 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock said Thursday that Jeff Gardner has resigned as president and CEO and that Tony Thomas has been appointed to succeed him "effective immediately."

Wal-Mart CEO Says Company's U.S. Workers Will Soon Make Above Federal Minimum Wage

by Lee Hogan 12/11/2014 02:47 pm

Employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville have protested for an increase in wages, and according to company CEO Doug McMillon, that raise is coming soon.

Total Assets Up to $64.9B, FDIC Report Finds

by Lee Hogan 12/11/2014 02:01 pm

The number of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. institutions was down three to 111 in the third quarter, but total assets were up more than $1 billion to $64.9 billion, according to a forecast of banking conditions in Arkansas by the FDIC.

Oaklawn Waves General Admission for 2015 Season

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2014 12:06 pm

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming of Hot Springs has announced it is waving its $2 general admission fee for the 2015 thoroughbred racing season.

Leslie Rutledge Names Chief of Staff, Legislative Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2014 11:14 am

Attorney General-elect Leslie Rutledge names Carl Vogelpohl of Little Rock as chief of staff and Cory Cox of Maumelle as legislative director.

Bobby Lester Named Interim Superintendent for Jacksonville District

by Associated Press 12/11/2014 09:00 am

A former superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District will be the temporary head of a breakaway district.

White County Medical Center to Buy Newport Hospital

by Lance Turner 12/11/2014 08:21 am

Community Health Systems Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee, says it will sell its 133-bed Harris Hospital in Newport, along with related outpatient services, to White County Medical Center of Searcy.

About 16 People Injured in Ammonia Leak at Tyson Plant

by Lance Turner 12/11/2014 07:31 am

Officials say about 16 people have been taken to hospitals following an ammonia leak at the Tyson Foods Chick-n-Quick plant in Rogers.

Matthew Cooper Leaving Cache Restaurant at End of 2014

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 04:07 pm

Matthew Cooper, general manager and executive chef, at Cache Restaurant in downtown Little Rock is leaving at the end of the year to "purse a new opportunity."

State Pre-K Program Awarded $60M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 03:46 pm

The state's pre-kindergarten program, Arkansas Better Chance, will receive $60 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education & Health & Human Services.

More Changes at Wal-Mart's US Division; Judith McKenna New COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 03:28 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville on Wednesday announced another executive change at its U.S. stores division. Judith McKenna has been promoted to COO of Walmart U.S. She will report to Greg Foran, who took over as CEO of Wal-Mart's U.S. stores in August.

Mike Beebe Says He's Still Opposed to Gay Marriage

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/10/2014 03:24 pm

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he remains opposed to same-sex marriage despite recent rulings against his state's ban, but said he has eased his opposition to civil unions.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Blake Rutherford Named Chief of Staff for Pennsylvania Attorney General

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 01:19 pm

Blake Rutherford, a former chief of staff for Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, has been hired as chief of staff for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, Kane's office announced Tuesday.

Arkansas Attorney General Announces Plans to Start Law Firm

by Associated Press 12/10/2014 12:13 pm

Outgoing Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he's starting a private law firm with two of his top assistants when he leaves office next month.

Oil Takes Another Dive on OPEC Report, US Supplies

by Associated Press 12/10/2014 11:43 am

The price of oil took another dive Wednesday to new five-year lows after OPEC projected the world will need less of its oil next year.

Arkansas, Others Join Texas-Led Immigration Lawsuit

by Associated Press 12/10/2014 11:19 am

Four more states have joined a Texas-led coalition suing the Obama administration over executive action on immigration.

Inaugural Events for Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 10:52 am

The events for the inauguration of Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson have been announced.