Today's News

Deltic Timber 4Q Net Income Up 52 Percent

by Lance Turner 2/25/2015 03:38 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.5 million, up 52 percent from the same quarter last year amid increases in residential lot sales.

Judge Dismisses Nucor's Federal Lawsuit Against Big River Steel

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 03:11 pm

A lawsuit seeking to stop construction of a steel mill in northeast Arkansas has been dismissed.

Arkansas Panel Rejects 'Conscience-Protection' on 3-3 Vote

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 01:25 pm

A "conscience-protection" proposal that critics say is an attempt to sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians has failed before an Arkansas legislative panel.

Arkansas Panel OKs Eliminating Death Sentence as Penalty

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 11:37 am

A proposal to abolish Arkansas' death penalty is heading to the state Senate.

George Dunklin the High Bidder in Auction of Arkansas, Jefferson County Land

by George Waldon 2/25/2015 11:32 am

George Dunklin Jr. was the high bidder at a court-ordered auction of his family's 15,881-acre farming and hunting holdings in Arkansas and Jefferson counties, sources tell Arkansas Business.

Report: Maumelle Police Close Murder-Suicide Case Involving UALR Professor

by Lance Turner 2/25/2015 10:52 am

Maumelle police have closed that murder-suicide case from last weekend involving University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor James Wilbanks.

Davidson Hotels Names Bill Spencer GM of Little Rock Mariott

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2015 09:01 am

Davidson Hotels & Resorts of Atlanta says that Bill Spencer is the new general manager of its 418-room Little Rock Marriott hotel.

Outlets at Little Rock to Mark Grand Opening on Oct. 16

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2015 08:35 am

The developers of the Outlets at Little Rock say the shopping center will mark its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 16.

Arkansas House Passes Lottery Bill, Sends to Hutchinson

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 07:08 am

Arkansas lawmakers have passed and sent to Gov. Asa Hutchinson a bill that would abolish the independent lottery commission and instead place it under Hutchinson's control.

Wal-Mart Criticizes 'Conscience Protection' Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2015 07:00 am

Wal-Mart on Tuesday criticized a "conscience protection" measure in the retail giant's home state that opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also expressed concerns about the legislation.

After Meeting with Governor, Dan Douglas Puts Highway Bill On Hold

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 06:56 am

An Arkansas lawmaker says a proposal to shift tax revenue from car-related items to highways is on hold as he tries to find changes that could win the support of Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Schools Close Ahead of More Wintry #ARWX

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 06:53 am

Many Arkansas schools have canceled classes in advance of more wintry weather conditions. The Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski school districts canceled classes.

Allegiant to Start Nonstop, Seasonal Flights from LIT to LAX

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2015 03:23 pm

Allegiant Travel Co. says that on June 4 it will begin nonstop, seasonal jet service between Little Rock and Los Angeles.

Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 03:06 pm

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

Bank Earnings Nationally Drop 7.3 Percent in 4Q

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 11:25 am

U.S. banks' earnings dropped 7.3 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as a few big banks had increased costs to settle legal cases and the industry had declines in income from the mortgage business.

Janet Yellen Reiterates Fed's Patience in Raising Rates

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 11:24 am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. economy is making steady progress, but for now the Fed is sticking with patience in raising interest rates because the labor market is still healing and inflation is too low.

Survey: Uninsured Rate Hit New Low in 2014

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 11:06 am

Even as it faces another Supreme Court challenge, President Barack Obama's health care law has steadily reduced the number of uninsured Americans, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday.

Clinton National Airport Says 4 Flights Canceled Due to #ARWX

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 10:54 am

The Little Rock's Clinton National Airport says it is open but that four flights have been canceled so far.

UA Engineer Receives $500k for Wireless Sensor Networks Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2015 10:40 am

University of Arkansas engineer Jing Yang has received a $500,000 federal grant to further develop sensing and transmission systems for energy-harvesting, wireless sensor networks, the university said Tuesday.

Wal-Mart Opposes Arkansas Law Some See as Allowing LGBT Bias

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 07:38 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it opposes a new law in its home state of Arkansas to ban cities and counties from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.