Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

December 22, 2014

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014
The Republican takeover, Wal-Mart changeups, Tyson acquisitions, the trucking rebound and white-collar crime were all among the top 10 stories this year.

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014. read more >

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016. read more >

The Best & Worst of 2014

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014. read more >

Real Deals

A look at important real estate deals & transactions in Pulaski County.

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Executive Q&A

Mike Malone on the NWA Growth, Expansion

Mike Malone on the NWA Growth, Expansion

Before joining the Northwest Arkansas Council in 2006, Mike Malone, a native of Fayetteville, served six years in the White House's Office of Management & Administration under President Bill Clinton. Malone also held staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. read more >

Spotlight: The Year in Review

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014. read more >

The Best & Worst of 2014

The Best & Worst of 2014

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014. read more >

Notable Deaths in 2014

Notable Deaths in 2014

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014. read more >

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014. read more >

Best Quotes of 2014

Best Quotes of 2014

They said it: The best quotes of the year. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

The First Article of the Constitution (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The First Article of the Constitution (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Sitting there in the retro-vintage federal courtroom in Hot Springs, I listened to Steve Standridge of Mount Ida try to make a federal judge feel bad for not giving him more time to come up with millions of dollars in restitution. read more >

Your More Perfect Pitch (Jim Karrh on Marketing)

Your More Perfect Pitch (Jim Karrh on Marketing)

It's the end of the year — time to be strategic but also practical. What are the simple things that nearly anyone in your organization can do to help in hitting those growth numbers? read more >

Charity, Mercy, Forbearance, Benevolence (Editorial)

The Ghost … clanked its chain so hideously in the dead silence of the night, that the Ward would have been justified in indicting it for a nuisance. read more >