Northeast Arkansas


Edward Cooper Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud
The headquarters of Roach Manufacturing's conveyor facility in Trumann.

Edward Cooper Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff – 3 weeks ago

The former Jonesboro accountant who has a $9 million civil judgment against him for embezzling money waived indictment and pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of bank fraud.

Arkansas Panel Issues Recommendations on State's Levees

Arkansas Panel Issues Recommendations on State's Levees
3 weeks ago

An Arkansas panel formed after historic flooding last year released a report on Tuesday recommending increased oversight of the state's levees, consolidation of some levee districts and state grants to fund improvements.


Will Arkansas Have Enough Gamblers?

Will Arkansas Have Enough Gamblers? This article is available only in print.

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

When the Quapaw Nation opened its gambling parlor in Pine Bluff four months ago, the Saracen Annex created new competition for casinos in Hot Springs and West Memphis and raised a new question: Is Arkansas' gambling market already saturated? read more >

Marnie Oldner Named to Fed's CDIAC

Marnie Oldner Named to Fed's CDIAC

Banking & Finance

Marnie Oldner, CEO of Stone Bank of Mountain View, was named last week to the Federal Reserve Board's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. read more >

Arkansas' 'Firstborn' Osteopaths Near Graduation

Arkansas' 'Firstborn' Osteopaths Near Graduation

Health CareCover Story

One-hundred at New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to walk in May; ceremony set for next year at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith. read more >

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalCover Story

A Searcy doctor with millions of dollars of debt and a troubled history with state regulators now confronts his latest nightmare: A lender has accused Dr. Benjamin Carlyle of submitting false financial statements to obtain loans. read more >

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Health CareLegalCover Story

With medical marijuana expected to boom into a $100 million-a-year business in Arkansas within a year or two, medical clinics specializing in marijuana certifications are cropping up to handle the rush. read more >

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2019

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2019

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

We approached executives from businesses large and small, nonprofits and even government agencies, and asked them to answer questions about their organizations, their industries and themselves. read more >

In the Workplace 2020: Succession Planning: Avoiding Pitfalls

In the Workplace 2020: Succession Planning: Avoiding Pitfalls

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Succession planning necessitates talking to current key employees about their retirement plans. Planning how you will approach these conversations can help you avoid claims of age bias. Remember, there is no mandatory retirement age (with very few exceptions). read more >

In the Workplace 2020: New Federal Overtime Rules Effective Jan. 1

In the Workplace 2020: New Federal Overtime Rules Effective Jan. 1

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The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that its new overtime rules, which go into effect Jan. 1, will make an additional 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act. read more >

Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

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A brilliant sportswriter, a beloved PR executive, a founder of one of Arkansas' pre-eminent architecture firms, a giant in the field of construction, the creator of “The Fishin' Hole,” a civil rights icon and a pioneering scientist were just a few of the notable Arkansans who died in 2019. read more >

Backward And Forward (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Backward And Forward (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareEditor's Note

I realized a long time ago that the things we remember most vividly from childhood are the things that we “always” did — the traditions that are reinforced and become expected — rather than one-off events, no matter how spectacular. read more >