Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

July 28, 2014

Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

Arkansas Business introduced “The Power List” in 2006, and after updating it annually for a few years, we decided to spread it out. That means there have been a lot of changes in 20 industries and professions since our last installment in 2011, so we've been doing a lot of rounding up of resumes and photos in the last few weeks. read more >

Hospitals, Medical Society At Odds Over New Legislation

The Arkansas Medical Society and the Arkansas Hospital Association don't see eye-to-eye on new legislation that deals with physician peer reviews. Last month, Baptist Health of Little Rock, Mercy Health System of Chesterfield, Missouri, which operates six hospitals in Arkansas, and Washington Regional Medical Center of Fayetteville filed a lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of the Peer Review Fairness Act of 2013. read more >

Brandon Barber Should Serve About 20 Years, Feds Say

Brandon Barber's day of reckoning approaches — he's scheduled for sentencing in Fort Smith on Aug. 13 — and federal prosecutors think the bankrupt northwest Arkansas real estate developer should spend a very, very long time in prison. read more >

Real Deals

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

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NWA Real Deals

A look at important real estate deals & transactions in Washington and Benton Counties.

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Whispers

ArcBest Making Moves Toward Memphis

ArcBest Making Moves Toward Memphis

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith is proceeding with plans to move ABF Freight Systems operations from North Little Rock to Memphis. ABF Freight, ArcBest's largest subsidiary, was offered a $4 million incentive from an economic development group to move a distribution center to Memphis where it would undergo a $20.5 million expansion. ArcBest has closed or consolidated 30 terminals in the past year, including two in Arkansas (Harrison and Russellville). read more >

Executive Q&A

Big River Steel's John Correnti on Government's Role in Private-Sector Projects? 'Stay Out'

Big River Steel's John Correnti on Government's Role in Private-Sector Projects? 'Stay Out'

John Correnti, chairman and CEO of Big River Steel LLC, has more than 40 years of experience in the steel industry. Big River Steel, a $1.3 billion project, is being built in Mississippi County near Osceola. It's expected to employ more than 525 workers with average yearly compensation of $75,000. read more >

Spotlight: Power List

Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

Arkansas Business introduced “The Power List” in 2006, and after updating it annually for a few years, we decided to spread it out. That means there have been a lot of changes in 20 industries and professions since our last installment in 2011, so we've been doing a lot of rounding up of resumes and photos in the last few weeks. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

The Weekly Miracle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The Weekly Miracle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Later this week, I'll celebrate my 15th anniversary as editor of Arkansas Business. If your first thought is, “Wow, you'd think she'd be better at it by now,” let me assure you that I am in complete agreement. The longer I do this job, the more I realize just how much I don't know. But that's one of the reasons I keep doing it: I learn something about something every day. read more >

Immigration Reform Now (Editorial)

Immigration Reform Now (Editorial)

In the last week an Arkansas religious leader and an Arkansas business leader weighed in on the need for immigration reform. Together they make a compelling argument for Congress to quit grandstanding and address the issue — now. read more >