Today's News

Sprint Hires Regional President, Aims to Double Arkansas Market Share

by Sarah Campbell 4/26/2016 11:41 am

New South Central Region President Jonathan Blitz of Little Rock plans to more than double Sprint's market share in Arkansas and will guide growth in three other states.

UA Names Matthew Waller Dean of Walton Business College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2016 11:40 am

The University of Arkansas said Tuesday that Matthew Waller will become dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business on May 1. Waller, 51, has been interim dean since April.

JB Hunt to Create Task Force to Study Anti-Discrimination Proposal

by Marty Cook 4/26/2016 11:19 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell said it would appoint a task force in response to a shareholders vote on an anti-discrimination proposal April 21.

Nichelle Nichols of 'Star Trek' Coming to Hot Springs Spa-Con

by Jan Cottingham 4/26/2016 11:08 am

Hot Springs is bringing "Star Trek's" Nichelle Nichols to the city as part of its first "Spa-Con," an entertainment and comic convention to be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center Sept. 23-25.

Update: Sun Paper of China Picks Clark County for $1.3B Pulp Mill

by Gwen Moritz and Lance Turner 4/26/2016 09:57 am

Shandong Sun Paper Industry of China has selected Arkadelphia (Clark County) for a pulp mill plant that will cost between $1 billion and $1.3 billion to build, employ 250 people directly and have an economic impact of up to $100 million a year in the timberlands of south Arkansas.

USA Truck Renames Logistics Business As 'USAT Logistics'

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2016 09:18 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday said it has rebranded and renamed its asset-light logistics business, formerly known as Strategic Capacity Solutions, to USAT Logistics.

Leslie Rutledge Approves Wording of Marijuana Proposal

by Associated Press 4/26/2016 07:04 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a proposal to legalize recreational and medical marijuana, allowing supporters to begin gathering signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.

Deltic Reports Drop in 1Q Net Income

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 04:08 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. on Monday announced net income of $400,000 in the first quarter of 2016 compared with $1.9 million for the first quarter of 2015.

Art by Picasso, Haas to Show at Crystal Bridges Starting Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 01:36 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the installation of several major loans, including Pablo Picasso's "Seated Woman in Chemise (1923)," on loan from the Tate Modern in London; and Philip Haas' "The Four Seasons (2011)," on loan from Sonnabend Gallery on behalf of the artist.

US New-Home Sales Fall in March for Third Straight Month

by Associated Press 4/25/2016 11:44 am

Americans stepped back from buying new homes in March, the third straight monthly decline as sales plunged sharply in the Western states.

Carlson to Headline Fundraiser for Arkansas Republicans

by Associated Press 4/25/2016 11:26 am

Political writer and commentator Tucker Carlson is headlining a fundraiser for the Arkansas Republican Party next month.

Ex-Arkansas Judge to Remain Free During Bribery Appeal

by Associated Press 4/25/2016 11:16 am

A federal judge has ruled that a former Arkansas circuit court judge can remain free pending his appeal of a federal bribery conviction.

In Arkansas, Seven Campaigns Aim for Alcohol Sales

by Sarah Campbell 4/25/2016 10:53 am

Five counties and two cities are collecting signatures in hopes that voters can decide in November whether to allow alcohol sales in their communities.

Holmes Highlights Other Class-Action Cases Settled in State Court

by Mark Friedman 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Going to Arkansas state courts to settle class-action cases and avoid federal review has generated a total of $8.34 million in attorneys' fees and expenses in five cases.

Plans for Downtown Little Rock Bowling Alley, Beer Hall Progress

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 12:00 am

A project to transform two adjacent buildings in downtown Little Rock into a bowling alley, bar and beer hall complex has cleared one approval hurdle and faces a couple more but is moving forward, developer Jamie Moses said last week.

AMR Construction Begins Foreclosure Action on Main Street Lofts

by George Waldon 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock's AMR Construction LLC staked a priority claim to recover $896,756 for unpaid work on the unfinished three-building, 125,000-SF redevelopment at 510-524 Main St.

Construction Booms in a Growing Northwest Arkansas Market

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The costs of building things have gone up in northwest Arkansas, developers say. It's not just that land value has risen, but construction and labor costs have also grown.

Slideshow: Robinson Center's Renovation Poised for October Completion

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 12:00 am

A photographer's tour of the city's Robinson Center shows a project poised to come.

Health Care Construction Spending in Arkansas Is Climbing

by Mark Friedman 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Spending on health care-related construction projects in Arkansas nearly doubled in 2015 compared with the previous year.

Energy Security Partners CEO Says Fuel Plant 'Not a Risky Project'

by Kyle Massey 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Tell Roger Williams that a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel near Pine Bluff sounds too good to be true, and he'll turn to history, engineering and finance to argue it's too good not to be.