Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sen. Corey Booker Says Cong. Cotton Against ‘Bipartisan Tradition’

Written on May 31, 2014 at 3:48 pm, by

U.S. Senator Corey Booker (D-New Jersey), who was in Arkansas at the request of Sen. Mark Pryor, said Pryor’s Republican  Continue Reading »

Patti & Ken Leith: Talent Planning – What? Why? How?

Written on May 31, 2014 at 8:25 am, by

Editor’s note: This guest commentary was written by Patti and Ken Leith, the founders of Bentonville-based EDGES, Inc. and Fort  Continue Reading »

Acxiom Sells U.K. Call Center Operation

Written on May 31, 2014 at 8:12 am, by

Acxiom said it has sold its U.K. call center operation, 2Touch, to Parseq Ltd., a European business process outsourcing service  Continue Reading »

Weekend Digest: The Beam Me Up, Scotty Edition

Written on May 31, 2014 at 7:57 am, by

For our weekend business and political readers: POPULAR FRANCHISESForbes ranks some of the best and worst franchises of 2014 in  Continue Reading »

New Study: Oaklawn, Southland Venues Worth $895 Million To Economy

Written on May 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm, by

According to a study released Friday (May 30) by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of  Continue Reading »

ArcBest To Add 975 Jobs In Fort Smith, NLR Terminal At Risk

Written on May 30, 2014 at 1:53 pm, by

ArcBest, the newly named Arkansas Best Corp., is expanding its in-state corporate presence with a new $30 million facility at  Continue Reading »

Pryor, Cotton Weigh In On VA Director Resignation (UPDATED)

Written on May 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm, by

Sen. Mark Pryor met with Central Arkansas VA Director Michael Winn Thursday. Pryor’s office told Channel 7 News that Pryor  Continue Reading »

Cook: Property Records Show Tom Cotton’s ‘Roots’ Planted in D.C.

Written on May 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm, by

Tom Cotton has a new television ad where he stands in front of his Yell County home and talks about  Continue Reading »

Group Running Attack Ad, Mailer Against Rutledge In GOP Run-off

Written on May 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm, by

A new wave of “dark money” is scrambling the GOP Attorney General June 10 run-off between Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling.

$40 Million Upgrade Underway For Dixie Plant In Fort Smith

Written on May 29, 2014 at 7:21 pm, by

The Dixie plant in Fort Smith, one of the first manufacturing operations to move to the city after World War  Continue Reading »

Tyson Foods Makes $6.8 Billion Bid For Hillshire Brands

Written on May 29, 2014 at 8:26 am, by

Tyson Foods announced a $6.8 billion bid for Hillshire Brands, which is contemplating a $5.52 billion offer from Tyson rival  Continue Reading »

Tolbert: Cotton Continues Bio Ads, New Spot Features Wife

Written on May 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm, by

The ads from the Tom Cotton for Senate campaign have all had a basic theme to them. At Christmas, he  Continue Reading »

Friday Law Firm, Vincent Morris Win National Legal Aid Awards

Written on May 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm, by

The Friday Law Firm and Arkansas Legal Services Partnership director Vincent Morris recently received prestigious awards for their dedication to  Continue Reading »

Arkansas’ Energy Producers, Regulators Await New EPA Emission Rules

Written on May 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm, by

No one knows exactly how the Environmental Protection Agency’s “dirty air” rules will shake out next week, but Arkansas stakeholders are anxiously waiting to hear the details of President Barack Obama’s controversial proposal to reduce carbon emissions.

Maya Angelou Dies At Age 86

Written on May 28, 2014 at 10:18 am, by

ABC News confirmed Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. According to her agent, Helen Brann, the noted  Continue Reading »

Simmons First Acquires Fourth Bank In Last Year

Written on May 28, 2014 at 9:01 am, by

Fresh off three major acquisitions in less than a year, Pine Bluff-based Simmons First National Corp. announced today another big  Continue Reading »

Strong April Boosts Year-to-date Arkansas Home Sales

Written on May 27, 2014 at 8:40 pm, by

April continued trends for Arkansas home sales as the number of homes sold increased in the state’s four largest metro  Continue Reading »

Wal-Mart Streamlines Canadian Workforce Amid Competitive Climate

Written on May 27, 2014 at 7:56 pm, by

Wal-Mart Canada has confirmed that up to 750 jobs were cut earlier this month amid a broad management restructuring effort.  Continue Reading »

Car-Mart’s Earnings Take a Rough Turn

Written on May 27, 2014 at 6:12 pm, by

A rough fourth quarter dented America’s Car-Mart’s full year earnings. The Bentonville-based “buy here, pay here” used car dealer reported  Continue Reading »

Springdale’s iSchool To Quicken Learning

Written on May 27, 2014 at 4:12 pm, by

With help from a $25.9 million federal Race to the Top grant, the Springdale School District is creating a high  Continue Reading »