Today's News

Have It Your Way, Eh? (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 9/3/2014 02:52 pm

The recent announcement by Burger King Corp. that it would be merging with Canadian donut and coffee chain Tim Hortons and “domiciling” the combined company in Canada has reignited the debate over corporate tax inversions.

Little Rock's RxResults Raises $4M Investment Round

by Mark Carter 9/3/2014 12:26 pm

UAMS startup RxResults, a pharmacy risk management company based in Little Rock, on Wednesday announced a $4 million investment by Ansley Equity Partners and Ansley Equities of Naperville, Ill.

Officials Uncertain '91 Bill Would Have Helped in Turner Grain Case

by Lee Hogan 9/3/2014 12:08 pm

Even if the 78th Arkansas General Assembly had passed a law in 1991 regulating grain dealers, some agriculture officials believe it wouldn't have prevented the losses threatened by the collapse of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.

Minimum Wage Amendment Makes the Ballot

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/3/2014 11:22 am

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has announced the proposed amendment to raise Arkansas' minimum wage will be on the general election ballot in November.

Arkansas Revenue Slightly Up in August

by Associated Press 9/3/2014 10:58 am

A boost in sales and income tax collections pushed Arkansas' revenue in August slightly above that of August 2013 and above what was expected, state finance officials said Wednesday.

UA Fayetteville's Enrollment More Than 26K, Preliminary Figures Show

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/3/2014 10:50 am

Enrollment at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is above 26,000 for the first time, according to preliminary figures released by the UA on Wednesday.

10th Anniversary Events Planned for Clinton Center

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 9/3/2014 10:30 am

A series of events is planned in Little Rock this November to mark the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center and to recognize the major economic boost the former president's library has brought to the city.

Fort Smith Plans to Stream Meetings Online

by Associated Press 9/3/2014 08:55 am

Members of Fort Smith's board of directors want to broadcast their meetings on the Internet, perhaps as early as this month.

Peterson: Witt Assured of Agriculture Panel Spot

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/3/2014 08:53 am

The top Democrat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday said former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt is assured a spot on the panel if he wins his bid for a south Arkansas congressional seat this fall.

Jonesboro to Use Grant for Police Body Cameras

by Associated Press 9/3/2014 08:52 am

The Jonesboro City Council has approved buying tasers and body cameras for some of its police officers.

Queen Wilhelmina Lodge to Reopen in Spring

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 11:35 am

An Arkansas state park lodge is scheduled to reopen after $6.7 million in renovations are completed.

ASTA Awards Grant to UALR Researcher for Leukemia Cure Search

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2014 11:16 am

The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority has awarded $50,000 to researcher Darin Jones of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to fund his research to develop a cure for leukemia.

Dassault Breaks Ground on $60M Hangar Dedicated to New Models

by Mark Carter 9/2/2014 10:17 am

Dassault Falcon Jet breaks ground on a $60 million expansion at its Little Rock completion facility.

Simmons First Completes Delta Trust Acquisition

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2014 08:43 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff has completed its acquisition of Delta Trust & Banking Corp. of Little Rock.

Big River Steel Plans to Break Ground Sept. 22

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 07:29 am

Gov. Mike Beebe is expected to attend an invitation-only groundbreaking for an Osceola steel mill that's been sued by a competing company.

Report: Midwest Economic Index Inched Up in August

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 07:28 am

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states rose slightly in August, suggesting growth is ahead.

Dassault Falcon Jet to Break Ground on $60M Expansion in Little Rock

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 07:24 am

Dassault Falcon Jet is to break ground on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant at Little Rock's airport.

IA Client Firm SEAS Education not Typical 'Startup'

by Mark Carter 9/1/2014 12:00 am

One Innovate Arkansas client firm stretches the "startup" tag. SEAS Education of Mountain Home has been around since 1995 and quietly has become a leading national provider of education plan management software.

Newly Insured 'Private Option' Arkansans Present Challenges, Opportunities

by Gwen Moritz 9/1/2014 12:00 am

Whether thoroughly successful, a total failure or something in between, this much is sure: Roughly a quarter-million Arkansans who did not have health insurance in 2013 are now insured, mostly because of the private option, and this historic deluge of new health care customers bring with them challenges and opportunities.

Car-Mart Stays the Course in Low-Interest Environment

by Marty Cook 9/1/2014 12:00 am

Fiscal 2014, which ended April 30, was ‘a pretty stout year' for America's Car-Mart Inc., where sales were up but earnings were down 34 percent. Fortunately, the new year is looking better.