Today's News

Pine Bluff Voters Easily Approve Sales Tax Increase

by Associated Press 6/14/2017 09:43 am

Voters in Pine Bluff have overwhelmingly approved a temporary sales tax increase that will fund the city's "Go Forward Pine Bluff" improvements initiative.

Acxiom Announces Partnership With Pinterest

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/14/2017 08:56 am

Acxiom Corp. of Conway on Wednesday announced its partnership with Pinterest that the company said will enable advertisers to measure the impact of Pinterest campaigns on in-store and online sales.

US Retail Sales Slide 0.3 Percent, Biggest Drop in 16 Months

by Associated Press 6/14/2017 08:02 am

Americans cut spending at gasoline stations, department stores and electronics shops in May as retail sales registered their biggest drop in 16 months, a cautionary sign for the economy.

SPONSORED: Budgeting, Forecasting, Planning Set Successful Businesses Apart

by 6/14/2017 08:00 am

Winging it is no way to run your business. You've got too much at stake. Proper business planning is an essential tool for successful businesses. This is the first of a three-part series.

Arkansas Attorney General Again Rejects Casino Proposal

by Associated Press 6/14/2017 07:10 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment to legalize casino gambling in the state.

Farmer Running for East Arkansas Congressional Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/14/2017 07:08 am

A "semi-retired" rancher and farmer who hasn't sought political office before said Tuesday he's challenging an Arkansas Republican congressman as a Democrat next year.

$4.4M Invested in Akeso Biomedical

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 04:54 pm

Akeso Biomedical on Tuesday announced that it has closed its most recent financing round of $4.4 million from existing and new investors.

Discipline Commission Investigates Saline County Judge

by Mark Friedman 6/13/2017 02:39 pm

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission says it is investigating Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister over issues surrounding his taxes.

KTHV Hires UA Grad as Sports Anchor

by Kyle Massey 6/13/2017 02:25 pm

KTHV has named a new sports anchor from Colorado via Casper, Wyoming, but she knows how to call the Hogs.

U.S. Marshals Museum Unveils New Renderings, $16.5M Budget

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 11:35 am

The United States Marshals Museum unveils new renderings for its 50,000-SF facility that is set to open Sept. 24, 2019, in Fort Smith.

Northwest Arkansas Council Names Nelson Peacock CEO

by Marty Cook 6/13/2017 11:12 am

The Northwest Arkansas Council named Nelson Peacock, a McCrory native and the senior vice president of government relations for the University of California system, as its CEO.

Michael Howard Named CNO for Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 11:00 am

Arkansas Children's Inc. names Michael Howard chief nursing officer for the $427.7 million Arkansas Children's Northwest, which is under construction in Springdale and scheduled to open in January.

UA-Little Rock Professor Awarded $1.5M to Study Cyber Propaganda Campaigns

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 10:25 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announces that information science professor Nitin Agarwal has received more than $1.5 million to research ways to aid U.S. military forces in the fight against cyber propaganda campaigns.

SPONSORED: When Is It Time To Update Your Company's Website?

by 6/13/2017 08:00 am

Technological efficiency and visitor trends offer clues a redesign might be needed.

China a Step Closer to Resuming US Beef Imports

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 06:52 am

China is a step closer to allowing imports of U.S. beef for the first time in almost 14 years.

Gas Prices in Oklahoma, Arkansas Among the Nation's Lowest

by Associated Press 6/12/2017 02:09 pm

Motorists in Oklahoma and Arkansas are enjoying some of the nation's lowest gas prices.

Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance Suspends Operations

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 01:32 pm

The Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, in an email sent to its members on Monday, announced that its board of directors voted to suspend operations effective June 2.

Tyson Names Scott Spradley Chief Technology Officer

by Marty Cook 6/12/2017 12:51 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces Scott Spradley as the company's chief technology officer.

Tyson Foods Recalls 2.5M Pounds of Chicken Products

by Associated Press 6/12/2017 11:26 am

Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 2.5 million pounds (1.1 million kilograms) of ready-to-eat breaded chicken due to an unlabeled allergen.

More 'CHOICE' for Community Banks, Farmers and Consumers in Arkansas (U.S. Rep. French Hill Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark. 6/12/2017 11:14 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill writes on the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act, which rolls back portion of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.