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Business Hall of Fame Won't Add New Class in 2021

Business Hall of Fame Won't Add New Class in 2021

Banking & FinanceHealth Care

Citing "continuing uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic," the board that oversees the University of Arkansas' Arkansas Business Hall of Fame says it won't induct a new class of honorees in 2021. read more >

Circle K Double Combo Totals Nearly $9M

Circle K Double Combo Totals Nearly $9M This article is available only in print.

WhispersRestaurants & Food

This week's list encompasses convenience stores, fast-food eateries, residential lots, a mini-storage project and homes scattered across Benton, Bryant, Little Rock, west Pulaski County, Sherwood and Conway. read more >

Pandemic Pushes Lumber Prices Up

Pandemic Pushes Lumber Prices Up This article is available only in print.

The coronavirus pandemic has boosted lumber demand throughout the United States, a surge that has pushed prices to record heights, raising the average price of a new single-family home by more than $16,000. read more >

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive Joblessness in US

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive Joblessness in US

Restaurants & Food

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. read more >

ABC Financial Acquires Vancouver Firm

ABC Financial Acquires Vancouver Firm

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

ABC Financial Services LLC of Sherwood, a provider of gym management software and membership services, acquires Trainerize of Vancouver, a mobile fitness product. read more >

Little Rock A&P Tax Collections Plunge

Little Rock A&P Tax Collections Plunge

WhispersRestaurants & Food

By now you've heard that the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau has cut 39 positions — 35 full time and four part time. A look at the accompanying chart will give you a good idea why. read more >

Pandemic Collateral Damage? Small Firms

Pandemic Collateral Damage? Small Firms

Health CareCover Story

The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a wallop to the country's economy, but experts interviewed by Arkansas Business don't expect too much lasting damage. There is a caveat, of course. read more >

Two Counties Sue Walmart Over Opioids

Two Counties Sue Walmart Over Opioids

Health CareLegal

Two Arkansas counties have sued Walmart Inc. over allegations that the Bentonville retailer contributed to the opioid epidemic by failing to maintain tight controls when filling opioid prescriptions. read more >

Walmart Updates Diversity Report

Walmart Updates Diversity Report

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville releases its report on the company's culture, diversity and inclusion, which shows an increase of more than 7% in management-to-management promotions for people of color since 2019. read more >