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Published: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:52:36 -0600

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BlueOak Molten Metal Disaster Leads to Lawsuit

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

BlueOak Arkansas, the electronics recycling plant in Osceola, developed a leak in its furnace in November 2015 that resulted in molten metal escaping and causing more than $10.5 million in damage.

Put Pencil To Paper (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Taking on more risk — more “skin in the game” — is supposed to make us savvier consumers who carefully seek out the most cost-efficient treatment. But most people are risk averse in the first place, and there is no market more opaque than health care for those of us who are willing to shop around.

Westbridge Apartments Add Up to $5M Sale (Real Deals)

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Two pieces of a Little Rock apartment project combined for deals totaling $5 million.

Fisher Martin Joins Eric Rob & Isaac (Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Fisher Martin has been hired by Eric Rob & Isaac, a Little Rock advertising agency, as a media assistant.

Sparks Health System, UnitedHealthcare Renew Network Relationship

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:44:00 -0600

Sparks Health System and UnitedHealthcare have renewed their network relationship, ensuring that Fort Smith-area residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare commercial and Medicare health plans have continued access to Sparks Health System’s hospital and its facilities.

'Trump Bump' Benefits Arkansas Stockholders

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The “Trump Bump” has been very good for most of the 120 names on this year’s list of the state’s biggest stockholders, but the benefits have not been evenly shared.

Waco Title Gains Visibility with New HQ

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Waco Title Co. is all set to move into its new headquarters overlooking Interstate 49 in Springdale.

Fury of 3 Hurricanes Humbles Brett Overman

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Cleaning Up Brett Overman, builder of Jonesboro’s Zips Car Wash, discusses the challenges of running a disaster recovery business in the wake of three hurricanes.

Sale to Oldcastle Lets AERT Show Strengths

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Composite material maker in Springdale finds stability with far-larger company.

Increasing Arkansas' Speed Limit Up for Debate

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Arkansans have more than a month to tell the state’s Department of Transportation what they think of increasing the highway speed limit.

Terra Vista Apartments Visited by $3.3M Sale (Real Deals)

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

An affiliate of Republic Funds of Toronto bought the 205-unit Terra Vista Apartments at 4811 Terra Vista Circle in Little Rock.

State Still Awaiting Federal Approval on Medicaid Expansion Changes

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:40:00 -0500

Significant changes to the state's Medicaid expansion program proposed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson were slated to begin Jan. 1. But the state still has not received the federal approval necessary to move ahead.

Debate Over Tax Cuts Begins with Defining 'Middle Class'

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:14:00 -0500

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders are promoting their tax-cutting plan as needed relief for the stressed American middle class and a catalyst for job creation. But what is middle class?

Wal-Mart’s Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week’s list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas.

Poverty Rate Drops to 17.2 Percent in Arkansas

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The official poverty rate in the United States stood at 12.7 percent in 2016. In Arkansas, the poverty rate stood at 17.2 percent.

You'd Better Shop Around (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

It’s time for colleges and nonprofits to stop taking TIAA’s integrity for granted and to make TIAA stop taking their retirement accounts for granted.

Conway Corp Advances Greg Dell (Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Greg Dell has been promoted to chief operating officer of Conway Corp., where he has worked since 1985.

Governor: Rate Hikes Don't Threaten Arkansas Medicaid Plan

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:51:00 -0500

Arkansas' governor says the insurance rate increases approved by state regulators after the Trump administration ended a key subsidy won't threaten the future of Arkansas Works.

Asa Hutchinson Opposes Tapping General Revenue for Roads

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:15:00 -0500

Arkansas' governor says he'll "vigorously oppose" any highway funding ballot initiative that calls for tapping into general revenue for road needs.

Majestic Death Looms Over Spa City

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The destruction of the Majestic Hotel left an indelible scar on the psyche of Hot Springs officials and residents.