posted: 11/30/2013 4:02 a.m.
When Black Friday shopper Shelly Washburn walked into Target early Friday morning, she encountered an unexpected scene.
posted: 11/30/2013 2:42 a.m.
HOT SPRINGS — Three year-old Cruz Conrad excitedly walked past the plastic dolls, robots and other playthings that fill the Toy Chest store in Hot Springs to his destination: a wooden toy train tucked away in the back of the store.
posted: 11/15/2013 3:18 a.m.
Dillard’s Inc. shares rose 2.6 percent Thursday after the retailer reported a third-quarter profit of $50.9 million, beating Wall Street expectations.
posted: 11/14/2013 4:10 a.m.
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola is one of several mayors taking part in a national campaign to promote the Internet as a tool for local small businesses.
posted: 11/12/2013 3:19 a.m.
Retail gasoline prices in Arkansas have slipped below $3 per gallon to lows not seen since December 2010, an analyst with AAA said Monday.
posted: 11/08/2013 2:21 a.m.
Windstream Holdings Inc. shares slid 5.7 percent Thursday after the company reported a 34.6 percent drop in profits for the third quarter of 2013.
posted: 11/07/2013 3:18 a.m.
Acxiom Corp.’s net income for its fiscal-2014 second quarter fell 40 percent compared with the same period a year ago, the Little Rock-based company said Wednesday.
posted: 11/01/2013 2:06 a.m.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette recorded a 10.8 percent decline in Monday through Saturday circulation as a result of price increases implemented during the past year.
posted: 10/31/2013 3:27 a.m.
Murphy Oil Corp. turned a profit of $284.8 million in the third quarter, up 26 percent from the same period a year ago, the El Dorado company said Wednesday.
posted: 10/29/2013 midnight
The loss of a key General Motors contract is forcing Saint Jean Industries to cut 300 employees from its Heber Springs plant by the end of the year.
posted: 10/26/2013 2:46 a.m.
A section of Seventh Street in downtown Little Rock will be temporarily transformed today into an active, urban community as two local groups aim to show what could happen with more investment in the area.
posted: 10/26/2013 2:41 a.m.
Water usage for natural gas drilling in the Fayetteville Shale is expected to decline steadily, reflecting the industry’s slowdown in the state, according to a new report by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.
posted: 10/19/2013 3:06 a.m.
A property owner looking to create more parking spaces for employees in Little Rock’s bustling River Market District plans to build a two-story parking garage in the area.
posted: 10/17/2013 12:37 a.m.
The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday deferred action on an appeal from Regal McCain Mall Stadium 12 for a permit to serve beer and wine at the North Little Rock movie theater.
posted: 10/15/2013 3:37 a.m.
Magellan Midstream Partners LP is giving potential customers more time to express interest in a pipeline the company is considering building to transport refined petroleum products to Little Rock.
posted: 10/08/2013 3:28 a.m.
LM Wind Power, the wind turbine blade manufacturer, plans to add more jobs at its Little Rock plant a year after it cut more than half of its workforce.
posted: 09/24/2013 12:01 a.m.
Retail gasoline prices in Arkansas have fallen 8 cents in the past week, and industry analysts say they should continue to drop.
posted: 09/18/2013 12:24 a.m.
Magellan Midstream Partners LP is considering the creation of a new pipeline to transport petroleum products to the Little Rock market — a market left open earlier this year after Enterprise Products Partners ceased shipment on one of its pipelines.
posted: 09/10/2013 4:08 a.m.
Three companies that have done work in the Fayetteville Shale formation are facing federal lawsuits brought by Arkansas landowners.
posted: 09/06/2013 4 a.m.
Concerns about Internet privacy are leading many Americans to try to conceal their digital footprints by increasing their online anonymity, according to a study released Thursday.
posted: 09/05/2013 12:46 a.m.
Sharon Priest is looking to buy or rent a new car — at least she is according to Acxiom Corp.
posted: 09/04/2013 12:26 a.m.
Acxiom Corp. is now offering consumers a peek at the data collected on them in a move to become more transparent.
posted: 09/03/2013 4:53 a.m.
Bar shooting puts victim in hospital A man is in stable condition after being shot in a Pulaski County bar early Sunday.
posted: 08/31/2013 2:49 a.m.
After hinting that it was considering the move, Windstream Corp. announced Friday it had formed Windstream Holdings Inc., now the parent company of Windstream and its subsidiaries.
posted: 08/30/2013 12:20 a.m.
Days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the FBI descended on Acxiom Corp.’s Little Rock headquarters.
posted: 08/30/2013 12:12 a.m.
Retail gasoline prices in Arkansas are expected to rise at least 5 cents by Saturday as the threat of Western military involvement in Syria raises concern about oil supplies from the Middle East, analysts said Thursday.
posted: 08/18/2013 3:09 a.m.
Retailers in Arkansas say they saw an increase in the number of shoppers during the sales-tax holiday earlier this month, although they don’t know exactly how many customers the state’s third such holiday generated.
posted: 08/15/2013 3:28 a.m.
The majority of the employees in Acxiom Corp.’s marketing department at its headquarters in Little Rock were let go Wednesday, said Ines Gutzmer, spokesman for the company.
posted: 08/15/2013 12:29 a.m.
Dillard’s Inc. posted a 17.7 percent increase in profit in its second quarter, beating Wall Street expectations for the Little Rock-based retailer.
posted: 08/11/2013 2:07 a.m.
SEARCY — In 2009, Gary Patel’s Super 8 motel in Searcy generated more than $1 million in revenue. But this year, he said he’ll be lucky to even reach half of that.
posted: 08/09/2013 3:12 a.m.
Windstream Corp.’s shares tumbled 4.2 percent Thursday after the company posted a profit of $40 million for the second quarter of 2013, missing analysts’ estimates.
posted: 08/01/2013 3:28 a.m.
Acxiom Corp. posted a profit of $13.2 million for its fiscal 2014 first quarter, beating analysts’ expectations for the fourth-consecutive quarter.
posted: 08/01/2013 3:26 a.m.
Murphy Oil Corp. turned a profit of $402.6 million in the second quarter, up 36 percent from the same period a year ago, the company said Wednesday.
posted: 07/30/2013 4:10 a.m.
The U.S. Labor Department is investigating a Conway consignment business’s use of volunteers at its sales.
posted: 07/30/2013 3:59 a.m.
Enterprise Products Partners will continue some intrastate delivery of Murphy Oil USA Inc.’s diesel fuel on one of Enterprise’s pipelines, which was supposed to end supplies to several Arkansas locations on July 1.
posted: 07/27/2013 2:10 a.m.
Coco Beverage Inc. has doubled the size of its warehouse in Van Buren because of successful sales growth of the nonalcoholic beverages the company distributes, Marty Coco, president and chief executive officer of the company, said Friday.
posted: 07/18/2013 12:37 a.m.
Fidelity National Information Services plans to add as many as 200 jobs at its campus in west Little Rock by the beginning of December, Ann Akins, vice president of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company, said Wednesday.
posted: 07/14/2013 3:13 a.m.
Revenue from the state’s severance tax on natural gas has rebounded this year after sinking 30 percent in 2012 because of weak natural gas prices.
posted: 07/09/2013 12:39 a.m.
Hewlett-Packard Co. on Monday cut about 500 jobs at its customer-support center in Conway as part of the company’s strategy to turn around its struggling business, a spokesman said.
posted: 07/08/2013 3:20 p.m.
Hewlett-Packard Co. is planning to cut about 500 jobs at its customer-support center in Conway, said a spokesman Monday.
posted: 07/06/2013 4:42 a.m.
Metropolitan National Bank in Little Rock was purchased Friday by Ford Financial Fund II LP of Texas — potentially bolstering the struggling financial institution.
posted: 07/05/2013 4 p.m.
Rogers Bancshares, parent company of Metropolitan National Bank in Little Rock, has agreed to allow Ford Financial Fund II, LP of Texas to purchase the struggling bank for $16 million, Metropolitan officials announced Friday.
posted: 07/05/2013 2:45 a.m.
Police: Dad threw infant, hit woman Little Rock police arrested a man Wednesday night who is accused of hitting a woman and throwing an infant at her, according to reports.
posted: 07/02/2013 12:53 a.m.
Retail gasoline prices in Arkansas have fallen almost 6 cents in the past week, but turmoil in Egypt is expected to push prices back up before the weekend, analysts said Monday.
posted: 06/29/2013 4:12 a.m.
Nordex USA Inc. plans to end production at its windturbine facility in Jonesboro later this year and lay off about 40 employees because of uncertainty in the U.S. market, the company said Friday.
posted: 06/29/2013 4:10 a.m.
The Exxon Mobil pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil in a Mayflower neighborhood in March has had at least 13 other minor leaks since 2002, according to accident reports kept by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
posted: 06/26/2013 3:43 a.m.
Enterprise Products Partners’ plan to end the shipment of diesel and jet fuel via pipeline to three Arkansas locations hit a snag last week after Murphy Oil Corp. asked a court to prohibit it.
posted: 06/22/2013 5:05 a.m.
JK Products and Services Inc. is closing its tanning bed manufacturing facility in Jonesboro and laying off 82 employees, the company announced this week.
posted: 06/19/2013 3:44 a.m.
Seven shareholders of the Conway technology company First Orion Corp. have filed a lawsuit against a former executive for Acxiom Corp. for using proxies granted by two of the plaintiffs to take control of the company.
posted: 06/17/2013 12:13 a.m.
By the end of the year, the sign at Acxiom Corp.’s headquarters in Little Rock will be replaced with the new, sleeker and more modern logo the company unveiled in March.