Top 10 Stories of 2006

Arkansas Business presents its annual list of the top ten biggest news stories of 2006.
This year's stories were:
1. Home BancShares Goes Public
2. Alltel Spins Off Windstream
3. Genetically-modified Rice Distrupts Market
4. Dillard's Stock Price Soars
5. Democrats Trounce Republicans
6. Retail Development Breaks Loose
7. Arkansas Manufacturing Continues to Decline
8. Hospital Construction Goes into Overdrive
9. Sports Tourism Scores Big
10. Smoking and Drinking Regulations Change
Dishonorable Mention: A Bumper Crop of White-collar Crime

For more on the top 10 stories of the year, including an interview with Editor Gwen Moritz on how the staff selects the stories and what stories were the most read on, download our most recent podcast here.