Today's News

FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Little Rock to Employ 160

by Mark Carter 2/19/2015 02:24 pm

FedEx Corp. of Memphis broke ground Thursday on a 300,000-SF Ground distribution facility in southwest Little Rock. The publicly traded logistics firm plans to employ about 160 people there.

Redman & Associates Adds Details to Claims Against Chinese Toy Maker

by Marty Cook 2/19/2015 02:08 pm

A Rogers vendor has alleged that a Chinese toy manufacturer cost it a $70 million contract with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville.

Cursive Writing Bill Awaits Governor's Signature

by Associated Press 2/19/2015 01:27 pm

All that's needed to return cursive writing classes to Arkansas classrooms is a signature by Gov. Asa Hutchinson - and if he signs it, it will probably be in cursive.

Asa Hutchinson Names Gary 'Bud' Roberts to Lead ABC

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2015 01:06 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Gary "Bud" Roberts as the new director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.

Wal-Mart Beats 4Q Profit Forecasts

by Associated Press 2/19/2015 07:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $4.97 billion.

Wal-Mart to Give Nearly 40 Percent of US Workers Pay Raises

by Associated Press 2/19/2015 07:39 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs.

Feds Say Wal-Mart Was Biased Against Lesbians

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 05:44 pm

A federal agency says Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights.

Asa Hutchinson Outlines $32M Plan to Ease Prison Overcrowding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/18/2015 05:43 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to tap $32 million in reserve funds to open more prison space and hire additional parole officers in an effort to ease the overcrowding of state inmates in county jails.

3Q Profit at America's Car-Mart Rises to $7.5M

by Marty Cook 2/18/2015 05:38 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported third-quarter earnings of $7.5 million in fiscal 2015, an increase from $1.5 million from the same quarter in 2014.

Bear State Financial Merges 3 Bank Charters

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2015 02:19 pm

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock, the holding company for First Federal Bank, First National Bank and Heritage Bank, said it completed a merger of all three bank charters under one name, Bear State Bank.

Arkansas House Panel Supports Disbanding Lottery Commission

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 01:26 pm

The House Rules Committee on Wednesday supported a bill that would move responsibility for the lottery's operations from the Lottery Commission to a state agency.

Soul of the South Sued for Alleged Breach of Contract

by Sean Beherec 2/18/2015 01:22 pm

A federal lawsuit against Soul of the South's owners and related entities alleges the fledgling Little Rock network failed to pay for broadcasting time for its programming.

One Eleven in LR, Chef at The Hive in Bentonville Named James Beard Award Semifinalists

by Jan Cottingham 2/18/2015 12:49 pm

One Eleven at the Capital and Chef Matthew McClure at The Hive have been named semifinalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards.

Thousands in Arkansas Still Without Power After Winter Storm

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 11:54 am

Dozens of schools across Arkansas remained closed and thousands are still without power following a winter storm that crossed the state.

Summit Medical Center Joins Sparks System

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2015 11:38 am

Sparks Health System announced Tuesday that it would change the name of Summit Medical Center to Sparks Medical Center-Van Buren.

Gary Stubblefield Files 'SEC Primary' Bill

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 09:40 am

n Arkansas lawmaker is proposing moving the state's presidential primary from May to March as part of an effort to create a regional nominating contest among several Southern states.

Key Issues in the States' Lawsuit Over Immigration

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 09:31 am

President Barack Obama's plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation is on hold after a judge temporarily blocked the effort.

Asa Hutchinson to Discuss Prison Overcrowding Proposals

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 07:14 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to discuss proposals aimed at easing the overcrowding of thousands of state inmates at county jails.

Leslie Rutledge Applauds Ruling That Blocks Obama's Actions On Immigration

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 03:56 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is praising a ruling by a Texas judge that temporarily blocks President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

Proposal to End Life Without Parole for Juveniles Tabled

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 01:14 pm

A proposal to end life without parole sentences for juveniles has been tabled by an Arkansas House panel after heavy opposition from the state's prosecutors.