Today's News

$1.7M Donated to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2018 11:10 am

The Arkansas Children's Foundation announced this week that the Whitaker Family Foundation and businessman Sam Mathias have donated a combined $1.7 million to Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital.

Record-low Joblessness For African-Americans, Vets

by Associated Press 1/5/2018 10:41 am

The unemployment rates for African-Americans and recent veterans dropped to record lows in December, underscoring the health of the U.S. economy heading into 2018.

In the Workplace 2018: Battle of the Heavyweights: Title VII v. NLRA

by Regina Young and Stuart Jackson 1/5/2018 08:18 am

Just like it's in style these days for superheroes to battle each other on the big screen, two big employment laws are coming to blows.

US Employers Add 148K Jobs; Unemployment 4.1 Percent

by Associated Press 1/5/2018 07:40 am

U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but still enough to suggest that the economy entered the new year with solid momentum.

Asa Hutchinson: Medicaid Rolls Dropped by 117K Last Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/4/2018 03:03 pm

Arkansas' governor is touting an 11 percent drop in the state's Medicaid rolls over the past year as he faces another potential fight in keeping the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion alive another year.

Update: Asa Hutchinson, Others React to DOJ Policy Change on Marijuana

by Lance Turner 1/4/2018 02:47 pm

The news may have some in Arkansas' burgeoning medical marijuana industry — and the employers who are trying to get handle on how the industry affects the workplace — wondering how it might affect them.

Arkansas Baptist College Names Howard Gibson Interim President

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2018 12:45 pm

Arkansas Baptist College announced Thursday the selection of Howard Gibson to serve as its interim president. He began working in that capacity on Dec. 19.

Update: Sessions Ending Federal Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish

by Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press 1/4/2018 12:33 pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California.

Dow Jones Climbs Above 25K for the First Time

by Associated Press 1/4/2018 11:11 am

The Dow Jones industrial average is trading above 25,000 points for the first time Thursday, just five weeks since its first close above 24,000.

CAW Buys 240 Acres to Protect Lake Maumelle

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/4/2018 10:09 am

Central Arkansas Water of Little Rock buys 240 undeveloped acres in the Reece Creek Watershed, north of Lake Maumelle in west Pulaski County, for $960,000.

Survey: US Businesses Add a Strong 250K Jobs in December

by Associated Press 1/4/2018 07:41 am

U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months.

In the Workplace 2018: Medical Marijuana: Getting Ready for Summer

by Stuart Jackson 1/4/2018 07:07 am

With the passage of Act 593 by the General Assembly, employers in Arkansas now have some clarity about what they can and can't do when it comes to medical marijuana. But that clarity only goes so far.

Arkansas Panel Stands by Proposal to Ban Disputed Herbicide

by Associated Press 1/4/2018 07:01 am

Arkansas regulators stood by their plan Wednesday to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage.

With Sparks of Ingenuity, Democrat-Gazette Emerges From Dark

by Kyle Massey 1/3/2018 02:03 pm

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, like much of the core of downtown Little Rock on Tuesday night, was left in the dark amid a power outage. But most subscribers received their newspapers on time.

Mercy, GoHealth Urgent Care to Open 30 Urgent Care Centers in Midwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2018 11:25 am

GoHealth Urgent Care of Atlanta and Mercy of Chesterfield, Missouri, announced Wednesday that they have partnered to create a network of more than 30 co-branded “Mercy-GoHealth” urgent care centers across the Midwest over the next two years.

Governor Names Robert Ator II to Lead AEDC Military Affairs

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2018 11:01 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says that retired Col. Robert Ator II has been hired as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission director of military affairs, effective Jan. 9.

US Construction Spending Hit Record High in November

by Associated Press 1/3/2018 10:46 am

U.S. builders spent 0.8 percent more on construction projects in November, the fourth consecutive monthly gain.

Arkansas Revenue Above Forecast and December 2016 Numbers

by Associated Press 1/3/2018 10:44 am

Arkansas finance officials say a rise in individual income and sales tax collections helped push the state's revenue in December above expectations and the same month in 2016.

Report: Effects of E-Commerce Late in Reaching Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2018 09:55 am

Given national trends and local statistics, local retailing may be over-built, and a down-shift could be imminent, according to a Metroplan report released Wednesday.

Colliers International Arkansas Acquires Irwin Saviers Ballard

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2018 08:54 am

Colliers International Arkansas of Little Rock buys commercial real estate management firm Irwin Saviers Ballard.