Government & Politics


Nonprofits See Hints Tax Law Has Cut Giving

Nonprofits See Hints Tax Law Has Cut Giving
21 hours ago

Nonprofit executives in Arkansas and beyond can't say for sure if changes to the federal tax code in 2017 caused a drop in giving in 2018. But they didn't help.

In Age of Influencers, P. Allen Smith Faces Pay Cut This article is available only in print.

In Age of Influencers, P. Allen Smith Faces Pay Cut
21 hours ago

Instead of boosting his state pay for promoting Arkansas from $200,000 to $845,000 a year, gardening and lifestyle star P. Allen Smith appears likely to get 95% less than his previous contract provided — or perhaps nothing at all.


But We've Got Our Health (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

But We've Got Our Health (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

OpinionHealth Care

As many know, the pre-op regimen can be extensive. It includes purchasing several pieces of medical equipment to aid in the prevention of possible post-op problems. But where surgery is concerned, some preventive measures before and after surgery are not covered by insurance. Curious. read more >

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Arkansas Business' 2019 CFO of the Year finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winners will be recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. read more >

Little Rock Mayor Proposes Local Control Plan

Little Rock Mayor Proposes Local Control Plan

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott is proposing returning local control to the city's schools after a state plan to only grant limited authority drew complaints that the district could revert to a racially divided, "separate but equal" system. read more >

Business Economists Foresee Slowdown in US Growth

Business Economists Foresee Slowdown in US Growth

The nation's business economists think President Donald Trump's trade war with China will contribute to a sharp slowdown in economic growth this year and next, raising concerns about a possible recession starting late next year. read more >

High Noon for Solar Costs in Arkansas?

High Noon for Solar Costs in Arkansas?

Technology & TelecomCover Story

The sun never sets on Arkansas' solar power pricing battle, it seems, but a swirl of cases before Arkansas regulators and a major ruling in Louisiana favoring Entergy Inc. suggest a reckoning may be near. read more >

Crain Sues Ford Over Sour Dealership Sale

Crain Sues Ford Over Sour Dealership Sale

WhispersLegal

Crain Investments LP has filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. and Everett Ford Inc., alleging that the automobile manufacturer and franchise unlawfully torpedoed a deal and cost Crain Investments $13.5 million in the process. read more >

Parham Pointe Apartments Purchased for $15.1M

Parham Pointe Apartments Purchased for $15.1M

WhispersBanking & FinanceHealth Care

An apartment project, medical office building, workforce center and bank branch-office building all in Little Rock combine with a grocery store in Damascus to form this week's five-piece group of million-dollar transactions. read more >

Trucking Alliance Finds Survey Results Hair Raising

Trucking Alliance Finds Survey Results Hair Raising

Health CareTransportation

The Trucking Alliance has preached driver safety for years, lobbying for electronic logging devices and hair testing drivers for illegal drug use. Now, the Alliance says it has some concrete and scary numbers to support its stance on hair testing. read more >

Poverty Rate in the U.S. Drops; Arkansas Stands at 17.2%

Poverty Rate in the U.S. Drops; Arkansas Stands at 17.2%

Banking & FinanceHealth Care

The poverty rate in the United States dropped last year to 13.1%, down from 13.4% in 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau reported late last month. It was the fifth straight annual drop, according to American Community Survey estimates. read more >