Insurance & Benefits


The Appearance Of Wealth (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The Appearance Of Wealth (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
4 days ago

I feel compelled to make this point every year or two, since it is the most important lesson I've learned from two decades as your business editor: Wealth and the appearance of wealth are two different things.


NanoMech Uncovers Top Secret Dealings

NanoMech Uncovers Top Secret Dealings

Banking & FinanceLegalTechnology & TelecomCover Story

The Delaware bankruptcy of Springdale's NanoMech Inc. has taken a bizarre cloak-and-dagger turn: Former CEO Jim Phillips, under oath in September, cited “national security” when refusing to answer questions about 46 transactions that its top financial officer knew only as the “CIA arrangement.” read more >

Ministries Offer Health Care Alternative

Ministries Offer Health Care Alternative

Health Care

Christians tired of dealing with insurance companies and unwilling to pay fines for opting out of the health insurance mandate of the Affordable Care Act found a ready option in health care cost-sharing ministries. read more >

XNA Survives Lights Out After October Tornado

XNA Survives Lights Out After October Tornado

Restaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

When a tornado rumbled through Benton County in the early hours of Oct. 21 and knocked out electricity to the airport, things could have gone bad pretty quickly. read more >

Berry Bishop Sentenced to 60 Months for Bank Fraud

Berry Bishop Sentenced to 60 Months for Bank Fraud

Legal

Supportive family members cried in a Hot Springs courtroom Friday morning as Berry R. Bishop, the Hot Springs insurance agent who also had offices in Prescott and Arkadelphia, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for bank fraud totaling more than $4.3 million. read more >

Bank OZK Packs Little Rock With New Deposits

Bank OZK Packs Little Rock With New Deposits

Business ListBanking & Finance

Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 6.5% in the 12-month period that ended June 30, outpacing the national growth rate of 4.2% and topping $70 billion for the first time, according to data released in September by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. read more >

U.S. Household Debt Reaches $13.67 Trillion

U.S. Household Debt Reaches $13.67 Trillion

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegal

Household debt in the United States rose for the 19th straight quarter, reaching $13.67 trillion as of March 31. It's now 7.8% or $993 billion higher than the previous peak of $12.68 trillion, reached in the third quarter of 2008. read more >

Arkansas' Jobless Rate Rose to 3.5% in September

Arkansas' Jobless Rate Rose to 3.5% in September

Banking & FinanceHealth CareTransportation

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point, from 3.4 percent in August to 3.5 percent in September, the state Division of Workforce Services reports. read more >

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 >

ABCBS CEO to Speak Oct. 22 at UCA

ABCBS CEO to Speak Oct. 22 at UCA

Health Care

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield President and CEO Curtis Barnett will be the keynote speaker of the Davis Family Lecture Series on Oct. 22 at the University of Central Arkansas College of Business. 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 >