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BUSINESS MATTERS: New computer-classes law puts Arkansas on radar of tech companies

posted: 04/19/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Technology companies and other outsiders are no doubt keeping an eye on Arkansas.

Fewer fired CEOs saves billions

posted: 04/19/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

For every company such as Target Corp. or Sanofi that ousted its top executive last year, there were many more like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Ford Motor Co. where the transition was planned, saving shareholders billions of dollars.

Toyota to add plants in Mexico, China

posted: 04/19/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Toyota plans to build new auto assembly plants in Mexico and China, ending a self-imposed three-year break from expansion over quality concerns due to massive recalls.

Scotts plants seed for sales at 'pot' plots

posted: 04/19/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Growing up on New York's Long Island, Jim Hagedorn would watch TV and see reports of marijuana busts. In the background, he'd sometimes spot bags of Miracle-Gro, the garden fertilizer invented by his father, Horace.

Rise seen in first bank accounts

posted: 04/19/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Africans with cellphones, older Chinese, and Indians getting a push from their government have fueled an unprecedented surge of people opening their first bank accounts.

IRS seeks $3.2B from Texas businessman, late brother

posted: 04/19/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The Internal Revenue Service wants $3.2 billion to cover back taxes that it says are owed by a prominent Texas businessman and his late brother who the IRS says hid income by setting up overseas trust funds.

Agency wants auctions of TV airwaves

posted: 04/19/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

The pitch to television broadcasters last week was not easy for them to swallow. It is a good time, they were told, to sell their most precious resource.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

posted: 04/19/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

BANKING Regions Bank has announced Peter Zargari as a trust advisor.

BUSINESS AWARDS

posted: 04/19/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

BANKING Citizens Bank was named the recipient of the “Human Resources Best Practice” award at the 2015 Arkansas SHRM HR Conference & Expo on April 10. The bank’s human resources department includes Charla Foster, senior vice president, human resources director; Tracy McClurg, administrator; and Sandy Starnes, training officer.

WHERE TO SEND NOTICES

posted: 04/19/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Notices of executive promotions, new hires or job changes should be sent to: People Editor; Business News Department; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

posted: 04/19/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 03/16/2015 through 03/20/2015:

OIL AND GAS REPORT

posted: 04/19/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 11 well completions and 4 well recompletions.

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 04/19/2015 1:41 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Patents Issued to Arkansans April 14

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 04/19/2015 1:40 a.m. Discuss

Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more:

BUSINESS PEOPLE Northwest Arkansas

posted: 04/19/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Tim Hoover joined Weichert, Realtors - The Griffin Company as a real estate agent. He joins a team of more than 50 agents at the Bentonville office.

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