Today's News

Bill by Nate Bell Would Remove Robert E. Lee from MLK Day

by Associated Press 1/21/2015 01:26 pm

Robert E. Lee's birthday would no longer be celebrated on the same day as Martin Luther King Day under a bill introduced by an Arkansas lawmaker.

Under Proposed Bill, Arkansas Write-In Candidates Face 90-Day Deadline

by Associated Press 1/21/2015 01:23 pm

Write-in candidates would be required to meet a 90-day deadline to notify state and local election officials that they are running, under a bill approved Wednesday by an Arkansas House committee.

Tyson Foods Foundation, Family Donate $500K to UA's eVersity

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2015 10:47 am

The Tyson Foods Foundation Inc. and the Tyson family have donated $500,000 to the University of Arkansas System's online university, eVersity.

Jerry Jones Gives $10.65M to University of Arkansas Athletic Department

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2015 10:22 am

The Jones' gift is a combination of cash to be paid over a five-year period and land donated to the Razorback Foundation. The donation will address several projects of the university's athletics department, including a 55,000-SF student-athlete center.

Frank Broyles Family Wants Arkansas Law to Keep Publicity Rights

by Associated Press 1/21/2015 09:55 am

The family of legendary former Razorbacks coach Frank Broyles wants a new state law to create publicity rights allowing public figures more control over how their likenesses are used.

State PSCs OK Windstream REIT

by Sean Beherec 1/21/2015 09:32 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Wednesday said it has received regulatory approval from all of the state public service commissions required before its real estate investment trust could spin off from the company.

Hutchinson Moves Budget Plan Reveal to Next Week

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/20/2015 04:26 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says his budget is relying on surplus funds, revenue growth and cuts to some state agencies to pay for his proposal to cut taxes for the middle class by $102 million a year. The Republican governor began briefing lawmakers on highlights of his budget, but delayed until next week his plan to unveil the proposal.

Arkansas Scholarship Winners Could Defer for 2 Years Under Bill

by Associated Press 1/20/2015 03:16 pm

College students would be able to defer their state scholarships for up to two years for community service or family emergency under a bill passed by the Arkansas House.

Tyson Foods to Pay $539,000 for Spill in Southwest Missouri

by Associated Press 1/20/2015 01:24 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. will pay more than $530,000 for a chemical spill that killed more than 100,000 fish and caused a southwest Missouri town's wastewater treatment system to fail, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Tuesday.

Windstream Appoints 2 Senior Vice Presidents

by Sean Beherec 1/20/2015 01:10 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Tuesday announced the appointments of two senior vice presidents.

US Supreme Court Won't Hear Dispute Over Debit Card Fees

by Associated Press 1/20/2015 11:10 am

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions.

FedEx Schedules Groundbreaking for Southwest Little Rock Site

by Lance Turner 1/20/2015 09:59 am

FedEx has scheduled a groundbreaking for its new Ground distribution facility in southwest Little Rock.

Tim Griffin Takes Senior Adviser Position at Purple Strategies

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 09:51 am

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin has joined Purple Strategies of Washington, D.C., as a senior advisor for communications and growth strategies.

US Supreme Court Rules for Bearded Muslim Inmate in Arkansas

by Associated Press 1/20/2015 09:14 am

The Supreme Court is siding with a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas who sued for the right to grow a short beard for religious reasons.

Hutchinson Announces 5 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 07:39 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced five appointments to state boards and commissions.

Tim Griffin Pushes to Give Up Some Power as State's No. 2

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/19/2015 07:37 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he wants to use the state's No. 2 post to help fellow Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson's agenda, and is urging lawmakers to scale back some of his office's powers.

Investor Ivol Green Fined $100K by Arkansas Securities Department

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

Do you remember the cease-and-desist order filed against Ivol Green of Little Rock and his Enterprise World Trust LLC by the Arkansas Securities Department almost three years ago? Well, it's getting worse.

Windstream's REIT Moves Out to New Office

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

The real estate investment trust spinoff of Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock is moving out.

Beer, Wine Permits Soon To Be Served in Saline, Columbia Counties

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

With voter approval Nov. 4 of alcohol sales in Saline and Columbia counties, retailers have been lining up for permits.

The Spirit of '86 (Jim Brown Jr. Commentary)

by Jim Brown Jr. 1/19/2015 12:00 am

In 1986, something special happened: Politicians from both parties came together to defy special interest groups. They enacted tax reform that both met the liberal call for tax fairness along with the conservative call for a pro-growth tax code. It's time that today's political leaders catch the “spirit of ‘86” and do something similar.