Today's News

Costco Hasn't Hit Pay Dirt Yet in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

For now, Costco officials are in a Catch-22 with the Little Rock market, unable to match an acceptable price with an acceptable location.

Real Estate Agent's Daughter Among More Indictments in Camden Fake Will Scheme

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The 21-year-old daughter of a Camden real estate agent has been indicted along with two other family members in connection with allegations of creating a fake will for a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon explosion who died in an auto accident in January 2015.

Former Jennings Osborne Manor Title Passed to New Owner

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The west Little Rock mansion made famous by the late Jennings Osborne officially has a new owner: John Johnson.

Herrington Bankruptcy Case Ends

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock developer Philip Herrington's Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization has been dismissed.

Entergy's Latest Tech Effort: $215M in Smart Meters

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Entergy Arkansas is the latest utility in the state to embrace smart-grid technology, committing $215 million to install smart meters and corresponding equipment for its 727,000 customers by 2021.

Push On To Collect Sales Tax Online

by Mark Friedman 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Online sales grew to 8.2 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, and projections of continued growth finally seem to be creating the political will to tax internet purchases.

ArFuture Grants To Help Fill High-Demand Jobs

by Marty Cook 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said his Arkansas Future Grant program is as much about giving students confidence to go to college as it is about giving them monetary support to do so.

Playing the Trading Card (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/6/2017 12:00 am

If the United States were to impose onerous tariffs on foreign goods, the effect on Arkansas consumers would be higher prices.

Brain Training (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/6/2017 12:00 am

I have had a rich opportunity to observe several logical fallacies used by seemingly rational adults.

Online Ransom Demands Threaten Businesses in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Computer crimes using “ransomware,” malware that encrypts files then demands payment to unlock them, are growing in number and sophistication and are increasingly being seen in Arkansas.

Rich Mountain Officially Joins UA System

by Lance Turner 2/3/2017 03:40 pm

Rich Mountain Community College of Mena said Friday that it officially joined the University of Arkansas System in a merger that was effective on Wednesday.

Appeals Court Sets Oral Arguments in Maggio Bribery Appeal

by Associated Press 2/3/2017 11:11 am

A federal appeals court panel has scheduled oral arguments for next month in the bribery case of former judge Michael Maggio.

Terraforma Buys NLR Riverfront Land for Entertainment District

by Sarah Campbell 2/3/2017 11:10 am

Terraforma LLC of Maumelle says it has purchased 5.6 acres along the Arkansas River near Broadway Bridge from the city of North Little Rock for $2.6 million.

Trump Takes First Step to Scale Back Financial Regulations

by Associated Press 2/3/2017 10:18 am

President Donald Trump is taking his first steps aimed at scaling back financial services regulations, and the Republican-run Congress cast a vote early Friday signaling that it's eager to help.

George's Inc. Names Brian Coan Chief Customer Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2017 10:05 am

George's Inc. of Springdale says Brian Coan has joined the privately held poultry company in the newly created role of chief customer officer.

US Employers Added 227K Jobs, Rate Up to 4.8 Percent

by Associated Press 2/3/2017 07:38 am

U.S. employers ramped up hiring last month and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job market. January's job growth was the best since September, and it exceeded last year's average monthly gain of 187,000.

Judges Named for Tourism Ad Contract Competition

by Kyle Massey 2/2/2017 04:32 pm

The Office of State Procurement reveals a preliminary list of judges for awarding the state's largest advertising and marketing assignment, the $14.4 million-a-year contract for promoting Arkansas as a tourist destination.

Arkansas House OKs Requiring Concealed Handguns at Colleges

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/2/2017 02:50 pm

The Arkansas House has voted to require state colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus, despite objections from administrators and police that the move won't make schools safer.

Asa Hutchinson to Arkansas Agencies: Brace for Possible Cuts

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/2/2017 02:06 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's asking several agencies to make contingency plans for potential budget cuts after finance officials announced the state's net revenue had fallen $57 million below forecast. The figures were released the day after Hutchinson signed his $50 million tax cut plan into law.

Airbnb Announces Tax Agreement With Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/2/2017 01:46 pm

Airbnb announced Monday that it will begin to collect and remit taxes in Arkansas on behalf of the company's hosts and guests.