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Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories That Defined 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2018 in Arkansas' business world.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2018.

Best Quotes of 2018: 'What NYC and the Delta Have in Common'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 201.

Doctors, Lawyers and Lauren James Big Online Draws in 2018

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/24/2018 12:00 am

A March 19 follow-up to a Whispers column item about the firing of CARTI'S highest-paid oncologist was the most-read story of the year on The Whisper item itself, which was published just hours earlier, was a close second.

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Forming the Coaching Habit in 2019 (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Somewhere between telling your direct reports what to do and taking the action item yourself is the territory of the leader as coach.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

The notable Arkansans, former and current, who died in 2018 ranged from business owners to newspaper publishers to educators to philanthropists.

Big River, Big Gift: Osceola Steel Mill 'Keeps On Giving'

by Jan Cottingham 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Big River Steel, which sits on 1,300 acres not far from Osceola in Mississippi County, employs more than 500 workers at an average annual salary exceeding $75,000.

Nucor and Arkansas: Magnet and Steel

by Marty Cook 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Nucor Corp.'s new cold mill in Mississippi County could be opening right as the company is experiencing record earnings.

Sun Bio Begins Permit Process Second Time with New Product

by George Waldon 12/17/2018 12:00 am

The Sun Bio Materials project in Clark County has emerged from a period of halting progress with a new profile expected to increase investment, employment and wood consumption.

I-49 Bypass Gets Its Wish: A $25M Grant

by Marty Cook 12/17/2018 12:00 am

The bypass is a 19-mile stretch of Interstate 49 that will sweep around Bella Vista to the west and reconnect in southern Missouri. It is the only uncompleted stretch of Interstate 49 between Kansas City and Fort Smith.

Lexicon's Patrick Schueck Braces for Labor Shortage, Embraces Tariffs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Patrick Schueck, president of Lexicon Fabricators & Constructors, sings praises to steel tariffs, and looks ahead to a big year in 2019.

Construction of Third Maumelle Interchange Set to Begin on I-40

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Transportation has scheduled a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, Dec. 10, to mark the beginning of construction on the new Maumelle interchange on Interstate 40 in Pulaski County.

Conway's Central Landing Finally Gets Its Liftoff

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/10/2018 12:00 am

Construction project on old municipal airport land in Conway includes $70 million, 339-unit Fountaine Bleau at Central Landing.

Ready for the Minimum Wage Hike? (Trey Cooper Commentary)

by Trey Cooper 12/10/2018 12:00 am

Becoming more efficient may be helpful to employers in absorbing the initial shock of the increased minimum wage.

J.B. Hunt Adds 5 Electric Trucks to Final Mile Division

by Marty Cook 12/5/2018 10:15 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell adds five Fuso eCanter all-electric medium-duty box trucks to its private fleet, the first electric vehicles in company history.

Ouachita Electric Takes Charge with Tesla

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2018 12:00 am

Mark Cayce has the keys to a new Tesla, and if you're a member of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. in Camden, he might just hand them over to you — briefly.

Watco Injunction Filed Over Pegasus Flap

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2018 12:00 am

Watco Supply Chain Services of Springdale has filed for an injunction and compensatory damages against a former employee it said conspired to take proprietary information to a competitor.

The Nature of The Beast (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/3/2018 12:00 am

The pain to the individuals affected is real, but General Motors is merely behaving in the way corporations behave to be sustainably profitable over time.

When Government Works (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/3/2018 12:00 am

Rock Region Metro, central Arkansas' transit system, will be partnering with organizations that serve the homeless to provide free bus passes to eligible homeless people.