Today's News

UCA Partners With BRTC to Offer Students More Options

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 8/7/2017 01:45 pm

The University of Central Arkansas and Black River Technical College are working together to make baccalaureate degrees more attainable for students across northeast Arkansas through the 2+2 Program.

Events Raised $1.1M for Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 09:46 am

The 24th annual Will Golf 4 Kids Tournament and the 10th annual Color of Hope Gala last week raised $1.1 million for Arkansas Children's Northwest.

Arkansas Farmers Optimistic Despite Floods

by Neal Embry, The Jonesboro Sun 8/7/2017 07:34 am

While spring floods left many rice farmers with fewer acres of rice than they originally planned, they're hopeful a rising market can offset at least some of the lost acreage.

Tyson Foods' 3Q Net Income Beats Expectations

by Lance Turner 8/7/2017 06:50 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports net income of $447 million, down 7.6 percent from $484 million in the same quarter last year.

More Charges Brought Against Camden Defendants in Fake Will Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

A Camden mother and daughter team who were accused of creating a fake will for a survivor of Deepwater Horizon explosion now are facing even more federal charges.

Westland Heights Sold for $11 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

A 258-unit apartment project, undeveloped commercial property, a mansion and a store combine for an all-Little Rock lineup of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Citizens Bank Won't Fill Marketing Position After Don Hale Departure

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Don Hale's back in the workaday world, having left his marketing post as a senior vice president of Citizens Bank of Batesville a couple of months ago.

Arvest Takes Aim at Brisiel with Fayetteville Foreclosures

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Arvest Bank of Fayetteville has initiated foreclosure on several properties owned by Tim Brisiel of Legacy Ventures.

California Firm Buys 63 Homes in Central Arkansas Sweep

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

A California group acquired 63 central Arkansas homes in a transaction which topped $7.3 million.

Richard Johns Set for Sentencing on Aug. 30

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Richard Johns, the former Little Rock doctor who pleaded guilty in March to his part in a conspiracy to distribute fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone, is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller on Aug. 30.

NWACC Builds Toward National Dreams

by Marty Cook 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas Community College, now the largest two-year institution in the state after reporting enrollment of 7,761 in 2016, hopes to break ground on an auxiliary campus in Springdale and recently opened Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food at a renovated Tyson Foods plant on Eighth Street in Bentonville.

Slimmed-Down Pulaski Tech Fits UA System

by Kyle Massey 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski Technical College had nearly 12,000 students in 2012 when Margaret A. Ellibee became its chief. Today it has about 6,000, and to Ellibee that's a good thing.

Ecclesia College Woes Multiply Under Federal Investigation

by George Waldon 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Ecclesia, the private Christian college in Springdale, is facing yet another federal investigation, this one by the U.S. Department of Education.

Pay Escalates for Top College Administrators in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Between fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2017, a more typical compensation increase for Arkansas university administrators was between 10 and 20 percent.

Cord Blood Saves Lives, Mothers Told

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Cord blood cells harvested after the birth of a healthy child can be used in blood marrow transplants, and they offer the possibility of repairing injured organs or treating neurological disorders such as autism.

Take Another Run at It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/7/2017 12:00 am

There certainly was never a plan that would do what Candidate Trump promised, which was better health care for everyone at a fraction of the cost.

Total Student Loan Debt Reached $1.3 Trillion in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Student loan debt hit $1.3 trillion by the end of 2016, an increase of 170 percent over debt totals in 2006, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported earlier this year.

Ashburry Apartments Visited by $18.6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/7/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Olympus Property in Fort Worth, Texas, purchased The Ashburry at Chenal at 16401 Chenal Valley Drive.

Slicing the Pie (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Consumption of goods and services is dramatically changing. The traditional retailing business model is experiencing downward pressure on foot traffic, browsing and sales. The browsing is happening online as online sales increase. But is that the whole mosaic?

Workforce Development: A Way to Help America (J. Bruce Cross Commentary)

by J. Bruce Cross 8/7/2017 12:00 am

In the nation, including in Arkansas, the need for a skilled workforce is already here and is growing exponentially as baby boomers begin to leave the workplace.