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US Services Sector Expanded at Stronger Rate in August

by Associated Press 9/6/2017 10:19 am

U.S. services businesses grew at a faster pace in August as measures for new orders and hiring improved, though some of those gains could disappear temporarily in the wake of damage from Harvey.

Andrew Meadors to Head Sunstar Insurance in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/6/2017 09:24 am

Andrew "A.B." Meadors, a former owner of the Meadors Adams & Lee insurance agency in Little Rock, has been chosen to head the Arkansas operations of Sunstar Insurance Group of Memphis.

SPONSORED: The Maker Movement: Why It Matters

by 9/6/2017 09:17 am

Unique spaces around the nation, including Arkansas, provide a platform for creativity and innovation.

ERC Announces $8M Residential Development in Chaffee Crossing

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2017 04:26 pm

ERC Holdings LLC of Fort Smith announces an $8 million luxury duplex development at Wells Lake Road and Custer Boulevard in Chaffee Crossing.

Tyson Foods to Invest $320M in New Chicken Plant in Kansas

by Associated Press 9/5/2017 02:59 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. will invest $320 million in a new chicken-processing plant in northeastern Kansas employing 1,600 people.

Arkansas Revenue Slightly Below Forecast in August

by Associated Press 9/5/2017 01:33 pm

Arkansas finance officials say lower than expected sales and income tax collections pushed the state's revenue slightly below forecast in August.

Trump Rescinding DACA Program Protecting Young Immigrants

by Associated Press 9/5/2017 11:35 am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling the government program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.

Hunt Ventures Plans $100 Million Development in Pinnacle Hills

by Marty Cook 9/5/2017 10:43 am

Hunt Ventures and an Oklahoma City group will partner to build a 15-acre, $100 million mixed-use development in Pinnacle Hills in Rogers.

Simmons Announces Completion of First South Bank Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2017 10:28 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announced Tuesday that it has completed the merger of First South Bank of Jackson, Tennessee, with its subsidiary, Simmons Bank.

Sherwood Lot Next to Whit Davis Sells for $425K

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/5/2017 09:49 am

A 2.58-acre lot next to the Whit Davis Home & Hardware Plus store in Sherwood has sold for $425,000 to a company led by Whit Davis President and Co-Owner Terry Toney.

Arkansas Court Takes New Look at Local Projects (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/5/2017 07:27 am

The state Supreme Court on Thursday will hear oral arguments in a case challenging $2.9 million in state surplus money that went toward the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District in 2015.

Adcare Takes Attorneys to Court Over Confidentiality Breach

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2017 12:00 am

A publicly traded nursing home operator recently filed a civil lawsuit accusing its former law firm, Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard of Little Rock, of starting a chain of events that led to more litigation.

Stephens Inc. Fires Adviser Involved in Rogers Gambling Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock fired the financial adviser whose suspicious cash withdrawals from his personal bank accounts led federal agents to uncover a large-scale illegal gambling operation in Rogers.

McCain Motel 6, Heights Home Top Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The sale of a 121-room hotel in North Little Rock and a mansion in Little Rock's Country Club Heights neighborhood both topped the $1 million mark.

More Properties Sold Near I-30 in Downtown Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Rusty Thompson purchased three parcels along East Ninth Street from the Schlereth Family LLC, led by John Schlereth.

Beer & Bowling Set for a Capitol Avenue Christmas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The McNellie's Group of Tulsa, the hospitality company behind the project, hopes both Fassler Hall, a German-style beer hall, and the Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge, an eight-lane bowling alley, will be open by late fall.

Saltgrass Steak House Plans 2 Locations in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The Sherwood Saltgrass is expected to open this winter and the Little Rock Saltgrass is slated for early next year.

AEDC's Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown's team is busy certifying women-owned businesses.

Conway Regional Offers an Inside Peek Into Its Operation

by Mark Friedman 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Conway Regional Health System CEO Matt Troup has a plan to deal with the increased competition from the Little Rock health system's Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

Never Too Late to Listen or to Learn (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2017 12:00 am

We can learn from our mistakes, certainly, but we can also learn from our merely mediocre work.

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