Today's News

Rising US Retail Sales Offer Relief After Weak Jobs Report

by Associated Press 6/14/2016 10:33 am

Despite a hiring slump, American consumers remain confident about spending — a reassuring sign for the U.S economy.

Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules on Equal Internet Access

by Associated Press 6/14/2016 10:30 am

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally.

Hutchinson Among Governors Set to Meet With Trump

by Associated Press 6/14/2016 10:27 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is among a group of Republican governors who are planning to meet with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Tom Hayes Named President of Tyson Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 04:02 pm

Formerly chief commercial officer of Tyson Foods, Tom Hayes will work directly with CEO Donnie Smith, who has also been carrying the title of president.

CJRW, Team SI Named Successful Bidders for AEDC Ad Contracts

by Kyle Massey 6/13/2016 03:25 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission has named Little Rock advertising agencies CJRW and Team SI as "successful bidders" for contracts worth up to $2.4 million a year.

Little Rock Zoo Gets $3M Trust, Largest Donation in Its History

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 03:06 pm

The Little Rock Zoo and the Arkansas Zoological Foundation announced Monday that Jayne Jackson, an animal and zoo lover who died Dec. 17, established a trust for the zoo valued at nearly $3 million.

Fitzgerald Leaves CJRW, Joins Thoma Thoma as Creative Director

by Kyle Massey 6/13/2016 02:49 pm

Bill Fitzgerald began work Monday as creative director at Thoma Thoma, the brand marketing firm. His hiring completed a sort of big-league trade with CJRW in the Little Rock advertising world.

Asa Hutchinson's Deputy Resigning To Go to Private Sector

by Associated Press 6/13/2016 01:13 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's deputy chief of staff has announced he is leaving his post a little more than a month after the governor's chief of staff resigned to work in the private sector.

US Supreme Court Rejects States' Request to Block Mercury Rule

by Associated Press 6/13/2016 11:06 am

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from 20 states seeking to block a federal rule targeting mercury pollution from taking effect while the government revises the rule to account for compliance costs.

UAFS, ACHE to Collaborate on Research

by Sarah Campbell 6/13/2016 10:56 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, also in Fort Smith, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaboratively pursue research efforts.

Arkansas Business Wins National Awards for Investigative Reporting, Scoop

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 10:13 am

Arkansas Business Senior Editor Mark Friedman was recognized Saturday with a gold award for investigative reporting for his expose of the class-action legal strategy for which John Goodson of Texarkana and 15 other attorneys will be sanctioned by a federal judge next week.

Wal-Mart Puts China Boss Sean Clarke in Charge of Asda in UK

by Parikshit Mishra and Paul Sandle, Reuters 6/13/2016 07:39 am

Wal-Mart has turned to the chief of its Chinese business Sean Clarke to revive Asda, its British supermarket group.

Selling Downtown Office Tower an Option for Acxiom

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp., the publicly traded data-mining company, has officially confirmed to Whispers that it is considering selling its headquarters building in downtown Little Rock.

Federal Hearing Set for Dillard's in EEOC Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered Dillard's Inc. to explain why it won't comply with a subpoena from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Main Street Lofts Could Find Buyer Before Foreclosure

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A sale may be in motion at the money-troubled Main Street Lofts. This latest version involves all three buildings at the downtown Little Rock project.

Preparing for the Drone Revolution (Micah Goodwin Expert Advice)

by Micah Goodwin 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Drone law is still in flux, so it's important to understand both the current legal framework and where the law is headed.

Attorney David Couch Wields Initiatives To Change the Law

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

David Couch's law practice is increasingly devoted to voter-initiated acts and constitutional amendments.

Medical Malpractice Proposal Seeks Out Public Vote

by George Waldon 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Advocates of capping noneconomic damage awards in lawsuits against health care providers have taken a new tack. They want to amend the Arkansas Constitution instead of making change through the Arkansas Legislature.

Class-Action Sanctions Against Lawyers Threaten Other Cases

by Mark Friedman 6/13/2016 12:00 am

When Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III sanctions 16 attorneys in a controversial insurance class-action case next week, it could make life harder for the plaintiffs' lawyers who have other cases pending in federal courts in Arkansas.

Dave & Buster's Ready for Opening with 240 Employees

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Chuck Beyer, general manager of Dave & Buster's at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway in Little Rock, is excited about opening a Dave & Buster's in the city where the concept for the Dallas-based company was born.