Today's News

Weather Prompts Delay of Second Broadway Bridge Implosion

by Associated Press 10/14/2016 08:55 am

Workers are postponing Friday's planned implosion of the remaining arches of the Broadway Bridge because of lightning in the area.

US Retail Sales Rebounded 0.6 Percent in September

by Associated Press 10/14/2016 08:01 am

U.S. shoppers upped their spending in September, with sharp increases in sales at auto dealers, restaurants and gas stations.

Historic Register Adds Hot Springs Hotel, Mount Nebo Cabin

by Associated Press 10/14/2016 07:42 am

A hotel in Hot Springs and a cabin at Mount Nebo State Park are the newest listings on the National Register of Historic Places.

UCA Narrows Applicants for President

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 04:36 pm

UCA names the eight finalists who will interview for the president's job next week in Dallas.

Asa Hutchinson Weighs In On Trump Comments

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 03:08 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson held a news conference today ahead of a six-day trip to China, but much of it was taken up questions about GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Asa Hutchinson to Promote Rice, Poultry on China Trip

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to China to meet with existing and prospective business contacts and with government officials about opening the country to Arkansas rice and poultry.

Dallas Firm Aims to Revamp Sears Site on University Avenue

by Alexis Hosticka 10/13/2016 11:30 am

A Dallas commercial real estate firm is looking to revamp property on University Avenue formerly occupied by Sears.

USA Truck Increases Pay for Independent Drivers

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2016 11:20 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren announced it has raised pay for independent drivers. The changes went into effect Oct. 1 and raised pay to $1.02 to $1.35 per mile, depending on how long of a route the driver has.

UCA to Narrow List of President Candidates, Begin Interviews Next Week

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 09:57 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway has received 37 applications for president and will work Thursday to narrow the list and schedule interviews for next week in Dallas.

Court: Arkansas Voters Can Decide Medical Marijuana Plan

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 09:51 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says voters can consider a medical marijuana proposal on the November ballot.

Arkansas Justices Say Voters Won't Consider Liability Limits

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 09:38 am

Arkansas' Supreme Court says voters cannot consider whether to impose award limits in medical liability cases because the language to be placed on the ballot doesn't fully describe what the proposal would do.

State Supreme Court Strikes Casino Measure From Ballot

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 09:36 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified a proposal to legalize casinos in three counties from the November ballot, ordering officials to not count any votes cast for the measure in the election.

Arkansas Casino Supporters, Opponents Air $2M in TV Ads

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 07:19 am

Supporters and opponents of an effort to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties have spent more than $2 million to air television ads on the issue ahead of the November election.

Arkansas Panel Eyes Potential Sites for Monuments

by Associated Press 10/12/2016 04:39 pm

A subcommittee is looking at two potential sites for monuments to the Ten Commandments and Satan that have been proposed near the Arkansas Capitol, but is asking supporters of the statues to provide more information about the projects and their installation.

Arkansas Senate Hopefuls Spar Over Trump, Clinton Comments

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/12/2016 02:55 pm

Democratic Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge is criticizing Republican Sen. John Boozman for supporting Donald Trump following Trump's lewd comments in 2005 about grabbing women and says voters shouldn't give the GOP presidential nominee access to the nation's nuclear codes.

ASU Hires Ty Keller As Innovation System Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2016 10:16 am

The Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development has hired Ty Keller to direct the A-State Innovation System, DCED Executive Director Shawnie Carrier announced Wednesday.

Tech Company ACDI Breaks Ground For New Benton Headquarters

by Sarah Campbell 10/12/2016 10:09 am

Access Control Devices Inc. of Little Rock and Harco Constructors of North Little Rock mark the start of construction for ACDI's new 18,000-SF headquarters at 403 Main St. in Benton.

Advocacy Groups Opposing Arkansas Medical Marijuana Measures

by Associated Press 10/12/2016 09:55 am

Two children's advocacy groups are opposing efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas, saying they believe it poses a potential threat to kids' health and safety in the state.

Report: Arkansas Consumer Sentiment at Highest in 2 Years

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2016 09:21 am

As the nation's economy expanded this summer, Arkansans reported feeling more confident than at any time in the past two years, an Arvest report says.

State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas Annual Meeting Set for Oct. 21

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2016 09:20 am

The State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas 88th Annual Meeting, presented by Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Little Rock Marriott.