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Asa Hutchinson Signs Workforce Training Overhaul Into Law

by Associated Press 4/6/2015 01:23 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a trio of bills aimed at overhauling the state's workforce education programs, a move he says will help the state compete better in economic development and coordinate agency efforts.

US Service Firms Grew at Slightly Slower Pace Last Month

by Associated Press 4/6/2015 11:44 am

U.S. service firms expanded at a slightly slower yet still healthy pace in March, an encouraging sign after multiple reports last week pointed to a slowing economy.

Phyzit App Refines Doctor-Patient Relationships

by Mark Carter 4/6/2015 09:00 am

As with most big ideas, the idea behind Little Rock's Phyzit was hatched when Arkansas Children's Hospital pediatric urologist Stephen Canon realized there had to be a better way. Canon was frustrated with the lack of communication between doctors and patients and set out to improve transitional care management.

Death Cause of John Glasgow Expected This Week

by Associated Press 4/6/2015 07:45 am

The cause of death of a Little Rock businessman whose skeletal remains were found on Petit Jean Mountain is expected to be released to law enforcement this week.

Religion Bill Previews Rifts Governor Faces (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/6/2015 06:56 am

The drama surrounding HB1228 offers a preview of possible rifts to come with Democrats and even fellow Republicans in future years.

Plea Deal for Dennis Smiley Jr. In the Works

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

A plea deal for Dennis Smiley Jr., former Benton County market president for Arvest Bank, is nigh.

Bear State's Chris Wewers Moves to Southern Bancorp

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Perhaps you heard that a top executive at Little Rock's Bear State Bank has migrated to a new job: chief financial officer at Southern Bancorp Inc.

HR Director Michele Burns on the Soft Skills Employers Want

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Michele Burns is the state director for the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management and is the director of classification and compensation with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Our Awfully Wonderful State 2.0 (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/6/2015 12:00 am

HB1228, for all the hyperventilating and hyperbole about what it will or will not do legally, made our state look, once again, like it isn't ready for primetime. But unlike Indiana, where a similar “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” seemed to shock the nation, Arkansas seemed to be doing just what our fellow Americans expected Arkansas to do.

Pitfalls and Potholes (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas consumers have not been shy about expressing their opinions concerning road conditions. Recent research findings — as well as online comments, letters to the editors of local newspapers and conversations over coffee or other adult beverages — have given rise to a collective angst.

Soul of the South Mulls ‘Winding Down'

by Sean Beherec 4/6/2015 12:00 am

The board of directors for Soul of the South — the 2-year-old television network backed by nearly $2 million in state money — considered winding down operations at a board meeting last week, CEO Doug McHenry said.

Vistage Provides Group Therapy for Executives

by Gwen Moritz 4/6/2015 12:00 am

When Arkansas CEOs come together at their Vistage support group, egos are checked at the door.

Arvest Firing Challenged in Bankruptcy Court

by Mark Friedman 4/6/2015 12:00 am

An Arkadelphia man says following bankruptcy law was a violation of Arvest's policy on employee debt and cost him his job.

Wal-Mart Sets Off Minimum Wage Race

by Mark Friedman 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Store Inc.'s announcement in February that it would start paying employees $9 an hour this year and $10 in 2016 touched off a minimum wage arms race.

Waltons Invest In Hospitality Group RopeSwing in Northwest Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Members of the Walton family are among investors in one of two hospitality companies launched recently in Bentonville, businesses whose debuts underscore the surge of the hospitality sector in northwest Arkansas.

Rock City Brand Expands Past Satire

by Sean Beherec 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Despite occasionally hitting 2-3 million visits to Rock City Times per month, founder Greg Henderson says he's ready to expand into "real" news.

Arkansas Tech College of Business Accreditation Extended

by Associated Press 4/3/2015 11:31 am

The College of Business at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville has had its accreditation extended for five years.

ArkansasGives Raises $2.3M for Arkansas Nonprofits

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2015 10:47 am

A one-day online giving program to help Arkansas nonprofits raised $2.3 million from more than 7,500 people on Thursday, the Arkansas Community Foundation said Friday.

Jeremy Gillam to Seek Re-Election as Arkansas House Speaker

by Associated Press 4/3/2015 07:43 am

Speaker Jeremy Gillam says he's seeking another two-year term to lead the Arkansas House.

Pace of U.S. Hiring Weakens with Just 126k Jobs Added in March

by Associated Press 4/3/2015 07:38 am

The weakening U.S. economy spilled into the job market in March as employers added only 126,000 jobs, snapping a streak of 12 consecutive months of job gains above 200,000.

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