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Gwen Moritz

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Gwen Crownover Moritz was born in Conway, reared in North Little Rock and graduated from Harding University at Searcy. She worked at the Pine Bluff Commercial, the Arkansas Gazette and the Nashville (Tenn.) Business Journal, with stints at the Tennessee Health Care Association and the Nashville Bar Association thrown in.

Moritz has been editor of Arkansas Business since 1999. She and her husband, Rob Moritz, have two sons. They live in North Little Rock.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

No Time Like The Present (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

People satisfied with the status quo seem to think it is “too close” to the judicial elections to actually talk about judicial elections or the people standing for election in them. read more >

The Art of the Plea Deal (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

While the sentence was up to Judge Holmes, defense lawyer W.H. Taylor of Fayetteville negotiated a deal in which Dennis Smiley Jr. pleaded guilty to only a single count of bank fraud — but he had to accept responsibility and restitution for more than 20 bank victims and their combined losses of nearly $5 million. read more >

Murphy USA Plans for Growth Independent of Wal-Mart

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, the publicly traded spinoff of Murphy Oil Corp., announced Monday a "shift" in its future relationship with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that will result in more independent gasoline retail locations. read more >

'Better Late Than Never' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Reactions were swift to Wal-Mart's recent announcement that it will promptly close 269 stores, including all 102 experimental Walmart Express locations. read more >

New List of Shopping Centers Shows Trend

In 2006, the last time Arkansas Business published a list of the largest shopping centers in the state, University Mall in Little Rock was still open and Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers was the big new thing. read more >

Angry All Over Again (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

More than just a good movie with an attractive cast, “The Big Short” is a public service. I walked out of the movie reminded of just how angry I was when I read the book. Most irritating: What passes for heroes in the story are not really heroes. read more >

National Charter Conversions to State a One-Way Street

Most regulated industries don't get to choose who regulates them, but, to a limited degree, banks do. And while the door can swing both ways, in reality the traffic has flowed in one direction: converting from national charters to state charters. read more >

Federal Judge Sets Hearing on Threat to Sanction Goodson, Taylor, Others

A hearing in which attorneys in a controversial class-action case can try to talk U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes out of imposing sanctions has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Feb. 19 at the federal courthouse in Fort Smith. read more >

Give Me One Good Reason (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The effects of an astonishing reaction to a Dec. 14 Arkansas Business story about a new legal strategy for class-action cases may not have been completely felt yet. read more >

Car Dealer in Hot Springs Gets 14 Years for Fraud, Money Laundering

A man who sold cars in Malvern, Hot Springs and Harrison has been sentenced to more than 14 years in federal prison for defrauding car buyers and sellers who trusted him to consign classic automobiles. read more >