Today's News

Bankruptcy Judge Considers Allied Bank Auction

by George Waldon 4/13/2015 12:00 am

The continued ownership of Allied Bank by the Lex Golden family is under judicial review after a recent two-day bankruptcy hearing in Fayetteville. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ben Barry will decide in the coming weeks whether Acme Holding Co. should be liquidated, resulting in the sale of Allied, the $111 million-asset bank chartered in Crawford County.

Ozark Mountain Poultry of Rogers Doing Chicken Its Way

by Marty Cook 4/13/2015 12:00 am

OMP has established itself as a leader in a niche market, namely antibiotic-free chicken that isn't raised in cages or fed animal byproducts.

Moses Tucker Plans Condos, Winery for Fulk-Arkansas Democrat Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2015 07:09 pm

Moses Tucker Real Estate of Little Rock has purchased the former Fulk-Arkansas Democrat Building at 615 Main Street, with plans to rehabilitate it and add eight loft apartments and retail space that will include Raimondo Winery.

Hutchinson Interested in Merit Selection for Judges

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/10/2015 01:47 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says it is time to revisit whether the state's appellate judges should be appointed rather than popularly elected.

Arkansas State University Leaders to Approve Limited Alcohol Sales

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 01:30 pm

Leaders of Arkansas State University have approved alcohol sales in limited areas during athletic and entertainment events.

Revised Data: Northwest Arkansas Job Growth Better Than First Reported

by Marty Cook 4/10/2015 01:24 pm

New revised data from March show that northwest Arkansas added 7,000 more jobs — 10,000 compared to 3,000 — than previously reported.

Leslie Rutledge Announces Recipients of $21.5M Settlement with S&P

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 12:59 pm

The Arkansas attorney general says the $21.5 million settlement from Standard & Poor's Financial Services will be spent largely on public safety expenses.

Hillary Clinton to Announce Presidential Campaign on Sunday

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 10:53 am

Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation about her political future and launch her long-awaited 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, according to people familiar with her plans.

Downtown Little Rock Partnership Calls on Hutchinson to Issue Anti-Discrimination Order

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 10:49 am

A group representing downtown Little Rock's businesses is calling on Arkansas' governor to issue an order extending workplace anti-discrimination protections to gay and lesbian state employees.

Realtors: Arkansas Home Sales Up 9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2015 10:45 am

Arkansas home sales increased by more than 9 percent in February while the price of those homes went up by more than 6 percent, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Realtors Association.

Arkansas State University Leaders to Consider Alcohol Sales

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 07:32 am

Leaders of Arkansas State University are considering allowing alcohol sales in limited areas during athletic and entertainment events.

Acxiom Names Rick Erwin to Lead New Division

by Sean Beherec 4/9/2015 04:20 pm

Acxiom Corp. named Rick Erwin as president and general manager of a new division of the company called Audience Solutions.

Greg Fernholz to Manage Homewood Suites in Downtown Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2015 03:38 pm

Greg Fernholz has been named general manager for the Homewood Suites being built at the site of the old Arkla Gas Building at Capitol and River Market in downtown Little Rock.

Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon Set for May 8 in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2015 11:49 am

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will present her regular Quarterly Business Analysis as a luncheon on Friday, May 8.

Inuvo, PrivacyStar Announce Move to River Market District

by Mark Carter 4/9/2015 11:46 am

Conway tech firms Inuvo Inc. and PrivacyStar announced Thursday that they will move to the Museum Building in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock. The two firms will take up a combined 26,000 SF.

Update: Asa Hutchinson to Move Quickly on Supreme Court Appointments for Marriage Case

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/9/2015 11:44 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he plans to move quickly to appoint three special justices to hear a case before the state Supreme Court related to a challenge over the ban on same-sex marriage.

Governor: No Urgent Need for Anti-Discrimination Order

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/9/2015 11:41 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he doesn't see an urgent need for an executive order extending anti-discrimination workplace protections to gay and lesbian state employees after lawmakers approved a reworked religious objections bill.

Frank Broyles to Receive Honorary Degree from UA

by Associated Press 4/9/2015 10:31 am

The University of Arkansas says it will give honorary degrees to a biological sciences dean and a former athletic director at commencement exercises next month.

Baptist Health Names Jamie Carter Administrator for Conway Hospital

by Mark Friedman 4/9/2015 09:14 am

Baptist Health of Little Rock on Thursday named Jamie Carter vice president and administrator of Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway, which is expected to open next year.

Staffing Contributes to Wait Times at Some Arkansas VAs

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 4/9/2015 07:00 am

A shortage of mental health doctors meant longer than average waits at two of Arkansas' Veterans Affairs medical centers, even though the state's veterans have largely escaped some of the infuriating waits experienced by VA patients in parts of the South.