Today's News

Million-Dollar Salaries Proliferate on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Of the 24 nonprofit employees whose total compensation — salary plus reported benefits — exceeded $1 million, 22 are employed in the health care field.

Know Thy News Sources (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Education and the Facebook equivalent of spam filters would go a long way in preventing unscrupulous entrepreneurs who have figured out that “news” is a lot more profitable if you don't have to invest in any actual reporters.

Pinnacle, Central Bank Combo Builds Assets To $200M

by George Waldon 11/21/2016 12:00 am

There are a lot of moving parts to the acquisition equation in the pending merger of Pinnacle Bank of Rogers and Central Bank of Little Rock.

Allied Bank Not Alone on US List of Bank Failures

by George Waldon 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The September failure of the $66.3 million-asset Allied Bank of Mulberry marked the fifth lender in the nation to go under so far this year.

Trucking and Trump: An Infrastructure Match

by Marty Cook 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The American Trucking Associations wasted little time reacting to Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election. The industry has been a proponent of improving the nation's infrastructure, which Trump said he wants to do.

Karen Hutchins Says Education, Communication Key to Future of Nonprofits in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Karen K. Hutchins, chief of the Arkansas Society of Association Executives, describes what it does and what the future may hold.

BET Founder Robert Johnson Aims to Help Others With Good Ideas

by Kyle Massey 11/18/2016 04:19 pm

Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and America's first African-American billionaire, tells tales from a charmed business career during a humor-filled talk at the annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber.

Arkansas Lawmakers Weigh Launch Delay, Taxes for Medical Marijuana

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/18/2016 12:54 pm

Arkansas lawmakers are considering delaying the launch of the medical marijuana program as well as an effort to impose additional taxes on the drug.

11 US States Saw Strong Hiring Last Month, 5 Lost Jobs

by Associated Press 11/18/2016 11:39 am

Eleven U.S. states reported healthy job gains in October, and the unemployment rate fell in seven, as hiring improved modestly nationwide. Thirty-four states reported little change.

America's Car-Mart Reports 2Q Income of $5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 11:35 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter income of $5 million, up from a loss of $495,000 it reported in the same quarter a year ago.

Highland Pellets Celebrates New Pine Bluff Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 11:30 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday helped Highland Pellets LLC celebrate its new 600,000 metric ton per year wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff.

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 4 Percent in October

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 09:08 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains unchanged at 4 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

3 Businesses Set for Renovated Space on Main Street North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 08:57 am

Renovations to four buildings on the 700 block of Main Street in downtown North Little Rock are nearing completion with three businesses set to move in.

Arkansas State Police to Step Up Holiday Traffic Patrols

by Associated Press 11/18/2016 08:55 am

Arkansas State Police say troopers will be out in full force on Interstate 40 during the busy holiday travel days next week.

Simmons First to Pay $72M for Third Bank in Tennessee

by Gwen Moritz 11/17/2016 07:04 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff has struck a deal to acquire another Tennessee bank: First South Bank of Jackson.

Harps Names Kim Eskew as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 03:29 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale says Kim Eskew, president and chief operating officer, has been elected as the grocery store chain's new CEO.

Home BancShares to Buy Bank of Commerce in Florida

by Lance Turner 11/17/2016 02:18 pm

A bankruptcy court in Florida declares Home BancShares Inc. of Conway the successful bidder to buy The Bank of Commerce, a Florida state-chartered bank that operates in the Sarasota area.

UALR Adds Two Engineering Degree Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 02:09 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Department of Systems Engineering will offer two new degree programs in the spring semester.

Leslie Rutledge Says She's Open to Working in Trump Administration

by Timothy Ahmann, Reuters 11/17/2016 02:00 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she is open to working in the incoming Trump administration, saying she wants to do whatever she can to help roll back regulations that are hurting U.S. businesses.

Laura Hutchins Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Health Care Heroes Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 11:46 am

Dr. Laura F. Hutchins of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Health Care Heroes awards luncheon.