Today's News

Dillard's 1Q Net Income Drops 2 Percent, Same-Stores Sales Down 1 Percent

by Lance Turner 5/14/2015 03:11 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports net income of $109.6 million, down about 2 percent from the same time last year as same-store sales slid 1 percent. "We are disappointed with our first quarter performance," Dillard's CEO William T. Dillard II said in a news release.

Historic Preservation Alliance Names Endangered Arkansas Sites

by Associated Press 5/14/2015 03:03 pm

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas has identified several historical locations in Arkansas that it says are endangered.

Entergy: Savings Through MISO Exceed Projections

by Associated Press 5/14/2015 01:32 pm

Entergy Corp. estimates its electrical customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas saved more than $250 million during the first year of Entergy's membership in a regional grid manager.

Smashburger to Open May 27 in Bentonville

by Marty Cook 5/14/2015 01:27 pm

Smashburger will open its Bentonville restaurant May 27 at 500 S.E. Walton Blvd.

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Acquires Bourbon & Boots

by Mark Carter 5/14/2015 08:39 am

Little Rock startup Bourbon & Boots, the Southern-themed online marketplace that offers more than 2,000 artisan items with more than 250,000 customers across the country, has been acquired by XCelerate Capital.

Denny Altes Appointed to Serve as State's Drug Director

by Associated Press 5/14/2015 06:58 am

A former legislator who represented west Arkansas in both the state House and Senate has been appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as the state's drug director.

Pulaski County Asks Bureau to Say No to Quapaw Land Request

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 5/14/2015 06:56 am

Pulaski County officials sent a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs this week asking to decline a request by the Quapaw Tribe that 160 acres of land be entered into federal trust.

High Water Closes Barge Traffic on Parts of Arkansas River

by Associated Press 5/14/2015 06:46 am

Portions of the Arkansas River flooded onto park land Wednesday after weekend storms caused high water levels, and officials said closures on the waterway could last through the Memorial Day holiday.

Independent Citizens Commission Votes to Raise Prosecutors' Pay

by Associated Press 5/13/2015 04:35 pm

An Arkansas commission quickly approved raising full-time prosecutors' salaries by 23 percent on Wednesday, a move that's drawn a relatively muted response compared to the public backlash over pay increases granted other elected officials earlier this year.

US Retail Sales Flat-Line in April

by Associated Press 5/13/2015 11:24 am

U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight.

Arkansas Tech Gets OK for First Doctoral Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/13/2015 11:08 am

Arkansas Tech University in Russellville has received approval from the state to offer its first doctoral program in educational leadership.

Little Italy Files Petition for Incorporation in Pulaski County

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/13/2015 10:39 am

Residents of the Pulaski County community known as Little Italy have filed with the Pulaski County Clerk to incorporate the area.

VIC Portfolio Firm Develops Treatments for Poultry Bacteria

by Mark Carter 5/13/2015 10:01 am

Akeso Biomedical of Boston, a portfolio company of VIC Technology Venture Development of Fayetteville, announced Tuesday that it has licensed a new class of compounds to treat bacterial infections, including one transmitted to humans from chickens.

Windstream Appoints New EVP for Enterprise Sales

by Sean Beherec 5/13/2015 09:18 am

Jeffery Howe was previously president of the East Region and Central Sales Regions.

Federal Funding for Arkansas Highways to End May 31

by Associated Press 5/13/2015 06:58 am

The director of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says federal funding for the state's highway projects will end May 31.

Special Session Renews Push for Earlier Arkansas Primary

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/13/2015 06:55 am

A special legislative session planned later this month is raising hopes among some Arkansas Republican lawmakers that they'll get another chance to move up the state's presidential primary as part of a southeastern regional nominating contest.

Eureka Springs Votes to Uphold Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

by Associated Press 5/13/2015 06:54 am

Voters in a northwest Arkansas town have upheld an expanded anti-discrimination ordinance passed by the City Council in February. Preliminary results show the Eureka Springs ordinance was ratified by a 579-231 vote in Tuesday's special election, according to local media reports.

Inuvo CEO Sees Pay Decline in 2014

by Sean Beherec 5/12/2015 02:30 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Conway reported the company CEO's compensation in its annual proxy statement.

Rex Horne to Leave OBU, Lead Arkansas' Independent Colleges & Universities

by Gwen Moritz 5/12/2015 09:38 am

Rex Horne has announced his resignation as president of Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia to become president of Arkansas' Independent Colleges & Universities.

Arvest Survey Shows Rising Consumer Sentiment in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 5/12/2015 09:00 am

Rising optimism among Arkansas couples with no children and the unemployed helped drive an increase in consumer sentiment this year, according to the Spring 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.