Today's News

UA Teams Win Donald Reynolds Business Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2016 09:46 am

Drone Surveying Solutions, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, won the undergraduate division of the 16th annual Donald W. Reynolds Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

Arkansas Lawmakers Advance Plan to Save Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 4/20/2016 06:58 am

Arkansas lawmakers broke a stalemate over the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion Tuesday after Democrats acceded to an unusual plan that'll require them to initially vote to end the subsidized health insurance for thousands of poor people.

Sonny Williams' Renovations Add Space for More Events

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 04:42 pm

After leaving the restaurant business for 13 years and coming back into the industry through the purchase of Sonny Williams' Steak Room, Andy Agar is working to create a destination for parties and corporate events.

Watch Live Video of Johnny Key's Noon News Conference on Superintendent Change

by Associated Press 4/19/2016 11:47 am

The Arkansas Department of Education has picked Bentonville's superintendent to lead the state-run Little Rock School District.

Wes Ward to Delve Into Cuban Relations at Agriculture Law Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 11:05 am

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will speak at the Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference this week in Memphis.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Speak at Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2016 10:17 am

Kevin Turner, the chief operating officer for Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Washington, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on Oct. 7 in Rogers.

UnitedHealth Ups 2016 Outlook After Surprisingly Strong 1Q

by Associated Press 4/19/2016 08:41 am

UnitedHealth hiked its 2016 forecast after the nation's largest health insurer topped Wall Street's first-quarter earnings expectations.

Hutchinson Tries to Sway Democrats on Backup Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/18/2016 01:01 pm

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson and legislative leaders are trying to persuade wary Democrats to back a plan to save Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion by initially voting to defund the subsidized health coverage for thousands of poor people.

Lecture by Footnote (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/18/2016 11:38 am

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes seemed to use footnotes to deliver his most direct lectures to the 16 attorneys he plans to sanction in a case related to a USAA class-action lawsuit.

Cromwell Adds $472K 'East Village' Property to Portfolio

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 11:04 am

Cromwell Architects Engineers of Little Rock has added to its holdings along East Sixth Street, an area targeted for revitalization that its backers are calling "East Village."

Entrepreneurs Can Find Support at ASU Business Center

by George Jared 4/18/2016 10:42 am

Small businesses form the backbone of the economy in the Jonesboro area, says Arkansas State University Business and Technology Development Center consultant Kelli Listenbee.

UAMS Medical Center Plans National Search to Replace Roxane Townsend

by Sarah Campbell 4/18/2016 10:19 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is losing Dr. Roxane Townsend, the CEO and vice chancellor of clinical programs for its medical center, who is resigning in Sept. 30 to move to North Carolina.

JB Hunt 1Q Net Income Up 9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 09:35 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $100.1 million, up from $91.9 million from the same quarter of 2015.

Backup Medicaid Plan Requires Leap of Faith (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/18/2016 07:00 am

With a backup plan to save Arkansas' Medicaid expansion by defunding it, Gov. Asa Hutchinson will need a leap of faith from political foes on both sides of the aisle to prevent thousands of poor people losing their health coverage.

Despite First Steps, ESP's Jefferson County Fuel Factory Not Set in Stone

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Jefferson County taxpayers have picked up the tab for nearly $3 million worth of land, and Energy Security Partners has signed a lease, but the plant site is still not quite a done deal, according to CEO Roger Williams.

Wal-Mart Vendor AMG Sues Partner After Abrupt Cancellation

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Wal-Mart vendor Active Marketing Group Inc. is suing EB Brands Holdings Inc. for abruptly severing its client relationship after more than 25 years.

Once More, With Feeling (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/18/2016 12:00 am

The World Health Organization and the International Association for Suicide Prevention issued an 11-point guide for journalists, and the last point is this: “Recognize that media professionals themselves may be affected by stories about suicide.”

Executive Assistant Adjusts to New CEOs

by Marty Cook 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Executive assistants adapt to their employer's expectations – even when those expectations and duties change according to who's in the executive seat.

Arkansas Midland, Magellan Pipeline Settle on Easement

by Mark Friedman 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Midland Railroad Co. last week settled its easement dispute over Magellan Pipeline Co.'s $200 million pipeline project from Fort Smith to Little Rock.

Nucor VP MaryEmily Slate Scraps Her Way to the Top of the Heap

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2016 12:00 am

At 51, MaryEmily Slate is a vice president and general manager for Nucor Steel Arkansas, overseeing more than 700 workers at two steel mills in Mississippi County.