Today's News

State Services, including ‘MyDMV,' Get a Social Media Push

by Kyle Massey 5/25/2018 03:22 pm

So, if Arkansas doesn't have a Department of Motor Vehicles, why is the state's newest website called mydmv.arkansas.gov?

Drew Memorial Unveils Expanded Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2018 12:52 pm

With special guest Gov. Asa Hutchinson in attendance, the Drew Memorial Health System board unveiled its new medical facility Friday.

Arkansas Children's Receives $1M Donation

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2018 09:46 am

The Arkansas Children's Foundation recently received a $1 million gift for Arkansas Children's Hospital from the estate of Linda Garner Riggs.

Philip Mann To Leave ASO Director Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2018 09:33 am

Philip Mann and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that the 2018-19 season will be Mann's last as the ASO's music director.

For CEOs, $11.7M Per Year Is Just Middle of the Pack

by Associated Press 5/25/2018 07:51 am

Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million.

No Daily Report, E-Newsletters on Memorial Day

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2018 07:33 am

Arkansas Business will not publish its Daily Report and Morning Roundup e-newsletters on Memorial Day, and the weekly e-newsletters scheduled for Monday afternoon will be sent later in the week.

Former Windstream Execs Acquire Home Energy Rx

by Kyle Massey 5/24/2018 04:16 pm

Two former Windstream executives doing business as Integrated Energy Solutions LLC have acquired Home Energy Rx, a leading residential energy company based in Little Rock.

GOP Wins Clinch Control of Arkansas Senate in 2019

by Associated Press 5/24/2018 03:39 pm

With victories in special elections, Republicans will continue to control the 35-member Arkansas Senate next year. Control of the House will be determined in November.

US Average Mortgage Rates at 7-Year Highs

by Associated Press 5/24/2018 11:08 am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, continuing at their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season.

Fitzgerald Joins LRCVB as Marketing, Communications VP

by Kyle Massey 5/24/2018 10:03 am

Longtime Little Rock creative director Bill Fitzgerald has been named vice president of marketing and communications for the Little Rock Convention & Visitors' Bureau.

Arkansas Heart Hospital Planning New Hospital, Medical Complex

by Mark Friedman 5/24/2018 09:56 am

The Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock is planning to build a new hospital and medical complex in Bryant, according to documents submitted to the Bryant City Development Review Committee.

After Court's Order, Leslie Rutledge Approves Wording for Ballot Measures

by Associated Press 5/24/2018 06:43 am

Arkansas' attorney general has approved the wording for ballot measures that would raise the minimum wage, legalize casinos and change the redistricting process. That's after the state Supreme Court ordered her to certify the wage-hike proposal.

Lawsuits Seek Removal of Arkansas Ten Commandments Display

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/23/2018 11:17 am

Opponents of a Ten Commandments display at the Arkansas state Capitol are suing to have the monument removed, arguing it's an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by government.

Startups, Manufacturers Want City to Invest in Workforce Development

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/23/2018 10:25 am

Conway-area employers need talent, and the community should tell young people that they can snag high-paying jobs without a college degree, business owners and educators said during the Outlook Conway event this week.

Lingering Limbo: Businesses Uncertain About Tax Law Impact

by Associated Press 5/23/2018 09:47 am

Five months after massive federal tax changes became law, many small business owners still don't know whether they'll be winners or losers.

US Sales of New Homes Slipped 1.5 Percent in April

by Associated Press 5/23/2018 09:43 am

Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April as buying plunged in the West.

Bitter, Expensive Fight for Arkansas Court Seat to Drag On

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/23/2018 07:00 am

A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months.

Simmons Bank Donates Record $2.5M to UAPB Athletics

by Todd Traub 5/22/2018 04:35 pm

A record $2.5 million gift from Simmons Bank to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff athletic program means short-term cosmetic improvements and, hopefully, a long-term competitive edge, officials and coaches said Tuesday.

Car-Mart's Quarterly, Yearly Income Up

by Marty Cook 5/22/2018 09:23 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported increases in fourth-quarter and annual revenue and income Monday for fiscal year 2018.

Donald Trump Endorses Asa Hutchinson for Governor

by Associated Press 5/22/2018 07:33 am

President Donald Trump has endorsed Arkansas' governor, who faces a challenge from the right in the Republican primary in his bid for a second term.