Northwest Arkansas


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 >

USA Truck Reports Quarterly Loss

USA Truck Reports Quarterly Loss

Transportation

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported it lost $1.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2019, a decrease from a $3.3 million profit a year ago. read more >

Super Chickens Reviving Big Name in Poultry

Super Chickens Reviving Big Name in Poultry

Cover Story

Blake Evans, the last CEO of Peterson Farms before selling all broiler operations to Simmons Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs in 2008, has hitched the family legacy to a new partnership: a startup headed by a co-founder of the meal-order service Blue Apron. 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 >

Walmart Seeks Way Into Your Wallet

Walmart Seeks Way Into Your Wallet

Banking & FinanceTechnology & TelecomCover Story

Walmart's recent patent application for a cryptocurrency system hints at the Bentonville retailer's next move into the financial services sector. read more >

SAFE Banking and Cannabis (Dan Roda Commentary)

SAFE Banking and Cannabis (Dan Roda Commentary)

OpinionBanking & FinanceHealth Care

SAFE Banking will also enable more banks to begin offering conventional loan products to cannabis operators, with a lower cost of capital than currently available from the mostly nonbank lenders filling this void today. read more >