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Published: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:52:54 -0600

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John Eckart to Retire as Murphy Oil CFO

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:40:00 -0600

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado is looking for a new chief financial officer to succeed John W. Eckart, who announced Monday that he plans to retire this year after 28 years at the company.

Oklahoma Pulling Up Red Carpet Offered to Wind Industry

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:01:00 -0600

In the early 2000s, policymakers in Oklahoma rolled out the red carpet for the burgeoning wind industry. But as the state's finances plunged into recession, lawmakers ended all state incentives and now are considering taxes on wind and caps on incentives.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.

Invest in Your Culture; It’s Reflected in the Bottom Line (Karen Armstrong Expert Advice)

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Today’s workforce, especially among millennials, rates companies that are desirable to work for based on their culture. From a recruitment and retention standpoint, culture is critical, but how do the characteristics of that environment translate to profitability?

Federal Infrastructure Plan Looks Like Nightmare

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

President Trump says his plan includes a $1.5 trillion fix for the nation's roads. It also leans on the states for most of the money and calls for private investments, like more toll roads.

Entergy, Otter Creek Land Sales Total $1.2M

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:05:00 -0600

Entergy Arkansas and BSR Trust LLC buy land in Pulaski County and Little Rock.

2 Moves Highlight Evolving U.S. Power Sources

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:56:00 -0600

The parent company of Southwestern Electric Power Co. this week announced a significant turn away from coal, and Entergy Corp. pulled out of a leading nuclear energy trade group.

Entergy Property Generates $3.1M Sale (Real Deals)

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Utility land in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.1 million. Entergy Arkansas Inc. bought its 10.08-acre location at 12209 W. Markham St. from Newkirk Lirock Ltd. of New York.

Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren’t part of the company’s full-time staff. It’s an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors’ money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Brown Engineers Gets Grant for STEM Education

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a one-year, $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to Brown Engineers LLC of Little Rock to develop a water engineering computer simulation.

As Scenic Hill Dedicates Clarksville Plant, Bill Halter Takes a Look at Solar Tariffs

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:18:00 -0600

Bill Halter was out in the sunshine Wednesday in Clarksville, looking over the state's largest municipal solar array and smiling despite the reality of new American tariffs on imported solar modules.

Clean Line Shelves Arkansas Plans; Delegation Steps Up Attack

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:53:00 -0600

As Arkansas' congressional delegation stepped up its war Tuesday on a $2.5 billion wind-power transmission project, Clean Line Energy Partners has confirmed that it has shelved plans to string the controversial power line across Arkansas.

Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:47:00 -0600

Arkansas' December unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

Trump Sets 4-Year Tariff on Solar Imports

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:00:00 -0600

President Trump has imposed an initial 30 percent tariff on imported solar products, a decision that the solar installation industry fought, fearing higher prices will prevent investment in rooftop arrays.

Central Arkansas Taco Bell Deals Ring Up Combined $3.8M

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

Fast-food outlets in Bryant and Conway, land on the western edge of Little Rock, foreclosed property in Lonoke County, an office-warehouse in North Little Rock and upscale residential lots in west Little Rock provide this week’s grouping of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Gender Diversity on Company Boards Accelerates in Arkansas

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

Since November 2014, the last time Arkansas Business measured the estrogen fueling the state’s publicly traded companies, the number of women directors has grown by more than 40 percent, and the number of all-male boards has been cut in half.

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.