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A Reimagined World: Performing Arts in a Pandemic
Michael Fothergill, executive and artistic director of Ballet Arkansas, notes that most performing arts organizations employ a greater number of contract employees than they do regular full-time employees.

A Reimagined World: Performing Arts in a Pandemic This article is available only in print.

by Jan Cottingham – 11 hours ago

Ballet Arkansas, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra are fighting to keep the lights on — and, where possible, Arkansans employed — while retaining their audiences.

BOA Invests in Southern Bancorp This article is available only in print.

BOA Invests in Southern Bancorp
11 hours ago

Bank of America recently acquired about 5% of shares in Southern Bancorp Inc. of Little Rock, worth about $5 million.


Sherwood Circle K Sells for $5.2M

Sherwood Circle K Sells for $5.2M This article is available only in print.

Whispers

A convenience store, a pair of mansions, a trailer park and an apartment project: Welcome to this week's string of million-dollar real estate transactions in Pulaski County. read more >

Companies Show Off Fintech Ideas at Demo Day

Companies Show Off Fintech Ideas at Demo Day

Banking & FinanceTechnology & Telecom

FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, formed a new office this year to “further accelerate innovation and growth” for the company, CEO Gary Norcross announced Wednesday during the virtual 2020 FIS Fintech Accelerator Demo Day. read more >

Can Malls Shake Off the Cobwebs?

Can Malls Shake Off the Cobwebs?

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

A Jonesboro real estate broker is among those who sees a potential for malls transforming after the pandemic, with a silver lining possibly being local stores taking over chain space. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment: Metro vs. Rural Areas

Arkansas Unemployment: Metro vs. Rural Areas

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

The unemployment rate in Arkansas moved up slightly in August, to 7.4%, as it did in six of the state's eight metro areas. Only Fort Smith and Texarkana posted declines between July and August. read more >

Walmart to Sell UK Unit Asda in $8.8B Deal

Walmart to Sell UK Unit Asda in $8.8B Deal

Retail giant Walmart has agreed to sell its British chain of supermarkets, Asda, to the investors behind an international group of gas stations and food shops in a deal that values the company at $8.8 billion. read more >

Future of Arkansas Solar Starting to Clear

Future of Arkansas Solar Starting to Clear

Health CareTechnology & TelecomCover Story

Recent rulings in a five-year regulatory battle over solar energy policy in Arkansas leave two conclusions as sure as the sun rising in the east: More solar arrays are coming, and the fight over who will build them goes on. read more >

This Will Not End Well (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

This Will Not End Well (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionBanking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodEditor's Note

The number of COVID deaths in our country has already topped 200,000 (roughly the population of Little Rock). But there are millions upon millions of other casualties: More than 61 million unemployment claims had been filed between March and mid-September. read more >

Windstream Completes Restructuring, Goes Private

Windstream Completes Restructuring, Goes Private

Technology & Telecom

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock says it has officially restructured and is now a private company. "Today marks the start of a new era for Windstream as an even stronger, more competitive company," CEO Tony Thomas says. read more >