Northwest Arkansas



Small Businesses Need Help with Labyrinth of State, Local Laws

Small Businesses Need Help with Labyrinth of State, Local Laws

Legal

State and local laws and ordinances can be vexing for small business owners who find they have a list of requirements to comply with while trying to run their companies. And small companies can find compliance more difficult because they don't have employees whose job is to keep abreast of new requirements. read more >

Where's Solar When the Grid Goes Out?

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Technology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

As the planet warms and storms, hurricanes, floods and wildfires intensify, backup power systems are an urgent new market in renewable energy. But take a lesson from windy, fiery California: Even if you have solar panels and sunshine, your home or business could stay dark. read more >

Rewarding Failure (Editorial)

Rewarding Failure (Editorial)

OpinionBanking & FinanceRestaurants & Food

From Wells Fargo to the Razorbacks, severance packages are getting heavy for those given the heave-ho. read more >

Josh Mahony Drops Bid to Challenge Tom Cotton

Josh Mahony Drops Bid to Challenge Tom Cotton

The Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas abruptly dropped out of the race Tuesday, citing a family health concern, leaving Democrats with no one to contest the seat. read more >

Harps, Instacart Expand Grocery Services

Harps, Instacart Expand Grocery Services

Harps Food Inc. of Springdale and grocery delivery service Instacart said Tuesday that they are expanding their grocery partnership at Harps Foods stores throughout Harps' four-state footprint. read more >

Tyson Foods 4Q Net Income Down 31%

Tyson Foods 4Q Net Income Down 31%

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports fourth-quarter net income of $369 million, or $1.01 per share, down from $537 million, or $1.47 per share, in the same quarter last year. read more >

SEC, Labor Seek Compromise on Fiduciary Duties

SEC, Labor Seek Compromise on Fiduciary Duties

Banking & FinanceTechnology & TelecomCover Story

Bill Sowell, a registered investment adviser in North Little Rock, embraces a legal obligation to put clients' financial interests first. And he's frustrated that the requirement doesn't apply to everyone across the investing industry. read more >

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 >