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Published: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:07:31 -0600

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Must Be Present to Win (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

There’s a lot of truth in the observation that women tend to set higher standards for themselves — and it’s a darn good thing, because they will be held to higher standards.

It’s About Power (Editorial)

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Setting clear boundaries and educating the workforce about those boundaries can help employers avoid costly legal claims.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion.

Gauger, Lee Advance at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Tim Gauger has been promoted to senior vice president and chief legal officer for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock, and Sherri Lee has been named manager of clinical services and population health for BlueAdvantage national accounts.

WLR Courtyard by Marriott Visited By $7.3 Million Sale (Real Deals)

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

An affiliate of Toronto’s Skyline Investments bought the 149-room Courtyard by Marriott at 10900 Financial Centre Parkway in west Little Rock.

Medicaid Work Mandate Will Create Uncertainty in Some States

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:12:00 -0600

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid.

Legislators to Quiz UAMS Over Baptist Partnership

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Members of the Legislature’s Joint Performance Review Committee have questions about the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ contract for emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

Federal Crackdown on False Loan Claims Ensnares IberiaBank

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

When IberiaBank Corp. agreed in December to pay $11.7 million to settle allegations by Arkansas whistleblowers that it filed false claims for mortgage loan guarantees, it became the first lender working in the state to join a lengthy roster of lenders that have settled similar allegations with the U.S. Department of Justice since 2011.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.

Medicaid to Dominate Arkansas Budget Talks (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0600

When Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveils his proposed 2018-19 budget this week, most of the attention will be on the state's Medicaid program and the future of the hybrid expansion that's provided coverage to thousands of low-income residents over the past few years.

Arkansas Children's Wellness Faces Obstacle

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 06:57:00 -0600

Improving access to care in Arkansas and getting children the early care they need was the subject of a recent report released by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF).

Arkansas Children’s Northwest Readies for Debut

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Construction on the $167 million, 233,000-SF hospital in Springdale is complete and ready to open its outpatient clinics on Tuesday.

UAMS Shakes Up Conway Hospital Rivalry

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway has relied on doctors from UAMS to provide certain services. Since UAMS is a taxpayer-supported teaching hospital, Conway Regional Health System sees this as unfair competition.

Number of Uninsured Arkansans Drops in 2016

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

In 2016, private health insurance coverage continued to be more prevalent than government coverage

Karen Whatley Says State Medical Board Takes Great Pains to Keep Doctors Straight

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Karen Whatley, the new director of the State Medical Board, wants Arkansans to know that complaints against doctors are taken seriously.

Asa Hutchinson: Medicaid Rolls Dropped by 117K Last Year

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:03:00 -0600

Arkansas' governor is touting an 11 percent drop in the state's Medicaid rolls over the past year as he faces another potential fight in keeping the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion alive another year.

Sunstar Insurance Buys Town & Country of Jonesboro

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:53:00 -0600

Sunstar Insurance Group LLC of Memphis announces the acquisition of the former Town & Country Insurance Agency in Jonesboro from Stephens Insurance Inc.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2017

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2017.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths of 2017

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Frank Broyles, Oaklawn’s Charles Cella, Arkansas journalist Roy Reed, Aromatique founder Patti Upton and Townsend Wolfe, who headed the Arkansas Arts Center from 1968-2002 were among the notable Arkansans who died this year.