Today's News

LSB Industries Projects Higher Costs of El Dorado Expansion

by Associated Press 7/16/2015 01:16 pm

An Oklahoma-based company says the expansion of its chemical plant in southern Arkansas probably will cost more than previously thought.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

U of A Libraries Add 1964 Collection

by Alexis Hosticka 7/16/2015 09:54 am

University of Arkansas Libraries announced on Thursday the opening of the Ray Thornton Papers, a 1964 manuscript collection.

TLC Cancels Duggars' '19 Kids and Counting'

by Associated Press 7/16/2015 09:52 am

After weeks in limbo stemming from revelations of sexual misconduct by one of its stars, the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" is officially dead.

Home BancShares' 2Q Profit Up 19 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/16/2015 08:26 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports record quarterly profit of $33.9 million, or 50 cents per share, up 19 percent from the same quarter last year.

SEC West is Home to Huge Salaries — But Everyone Can't Win

by David Brandt, The Associated Press 7/16/2015 07:05 am

The Southeastern Conference Western Division is college football's land of plenty, with all seven schools throwing huge piles of money at their respective coaching staffs to try and gain an upper hand. The theory: More cash invested equals more victories.

Asa Hutchinson: Despite Remarks on Mexicans, Trump Welcome in Arkansas

by Associated Press 7/16/2015 07:01 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he disagrees with Donald Trump's controversial comments regarding immigrants, but says the businessman and presidential hopeful is still welcome at the state GOP's fundraiser this weekend.

Asa Hutchinson Names Joe Morgan to Game and Fish Commission

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 04:01 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a retired car dealer from Little Rock to the panel that regulates hunting and fishing in the state.

Maverick USA Buys Flanary and Sons Trucking of Tennessee

by Alexis Hosticka 7/15/2015 02:52 pm

Maverick USA Inc. announced on Wednesday that it had acquired Flanary and Sons Trucking Inc. (FAST) of Church Hill, Tennessee.

Beige Book Finds Economic Growth in All Regions of Country

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 02:26 pm

The U.S. economy was expanding in all regions of the country in the late spring, aided by strong sales of autos and other consumer goods.

PCSSD Opposed to New Districts Forming In Its Boundaries

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 02:22 pm

Lawyers for the Pulaski County Special School District say it doesn't support any more school districts being carved out of its boundaries.

Baptist Health Marks Progess of Future Conway Hospital

by Mark Carter 7/15/2015 01:25 pm

Baptist Health holds a "topping out" ceremony at the 37-acre site in Conway that will soon be home to its newest hospital, set to open in the spring of 2016.

Judge OKs Plan for Craighead County Fair Association to Liquidate

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 10:41 am

A judge has approved a plan that requires the Craighead County Fair Association to liquidate remaining properties at old and new fairgrounds.

Hanna Norton Named Dean of Arkansas Tech's New eTech College

by Alexis Hosticka 7/15/2015 10:26 am

Arkansas Tech University in Russellville has named Hanna Norton dean of its new College of eTech, which aims to expand the university's degree programs online.

Tyson Foods Gives $500K for Conservation Plan

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2015 10:13 am

Tyson Foods Inc. gives $500,000 to kickstart an initiative with The Nature Conservancy to develop conservation projects for rivers and streams in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

$21.5M Amazeum Opens in Bentonville

by Alexis Hosticka 7/15/2015 09:51 am

The $21.5 million Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville opened to the public on Wednesday; the museum for families is the first of its kind in northwest Arkansas.

Crittenden County Voters OK Tax Increase to Reopen Hospital

by Lance Turner 7/15/2015 09:49 am

Despite severe weather that ripped through the area last night, Crittenden County voters approved a 1 percent sales tax increase to help reopen the Crittenden Regional Hospital, which closed last year.

Mike Huckabee, Allies Raise $8M for Presidential Contest

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 06:46 am

Republican former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has raised $2 million for his 2016 presidential run, his campaign says, while outside groups helping him collected $6 million.

Rose Law Firm Names Craig Lair CEO

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2015 04:12 pm

Craig S. Lair has been elected CEO of Rose Law Firm of Little Rock, the firm said Tuesday.

Wilson Family Gives $1M to ASU

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2015 02:18 pm

Perry Wilson has announced his family will endow a faculty chair in Agricultural Business with a $1 million gift to Arkansas State University.