posted: 10/04/2011 4:25 a.m.
Arvest Bank, the largest bank in Arkansas, will not follow the lead of the nation’s largest banks and charge a monthly fee for debit-card purchases, the Bentonville bank announced Monday. The announcement comes after Bank of America decided Thursday to charge debitcard users $5 a month to use its card, beginning in January. Sun Trust and Regions Financial are also charging debit-card fees, while Wells Fargo and Chase are testing debit-card fees, which are not charged if a customer uses the card only for ATM withdrawals.
posted: 09/30/2011 4:10 a.m.
Wal-Mart plans to open a supermarket in the Riverdale neighborhood of Little Rock, the company said Thursday.
posted: 09/28/2011 4 a.m.
Starting next month, tax preparers can start taking a test to prove competency as the IRS establishes standards for the profession.
posted: 09/24/2011 6:52 a.m.
Fifty Dollar General stores across Arkansas will soon sell beer, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration Division announced Friday.
posted: 09/23/2011 3:30 a.m.
The federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced Thursday that it has sanctioned Fidelity National Bank in West Memphis for “unsafe and unsound” practices.
posted: 09/20/2011 5:55 a.m.
Turkey is eager to buy Arkansas rice, wind turbines and corporate jets, the leader of a Turkish business group said Monday at the Little Rock Club.
posted: 09/17/2011 4:10 a.m.
Average broadband Internet speeds in Arkansas rank among the worst in the country — less than half the fastest states’ , according to a recent study.
posted: 09/14/2011 6:03 a.m.
Arkansas would receive nearly $1 billion and gain at least 12,400 jobs — mostly for construction — if President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill is passed as it currently stands, according to White House estimates released Tuesday.
posted: 09/13/2011 4:24 a.m.
The U.S. Geological Survey is offering software to allow states to track and control fertilizer and waste runoff that finds its way to the Mississippi River, then to the Gulf of Mexico, where it causes a “dead zone.” The dead zone is estimated to be 6,765 square miles, or the size of Connecticut, according to the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. Farmers in northeast Arkansas are some of the largest contributors of fertilizer runoff in the Mississippi River Valley.
posted: 09/10/2011 4:06 a.m.
About 700 employees will lose their jobs Nov. 7 when Georgia-Pacific shuts down its plywood and lumber operations in Crossett, the company announced Friday.
posted: 09/08/2011 4:44 a.m.
Porter’s Jazz Cafe has completed a long day’s journey into nightclub. After months of construction delays, it is open.
posted: 08/30/2011 5:33 a.m.
Yarnell’s Ice Cream Co. filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection Monday, nearly two months after the Searcy-based company ceased operations and let go all of its 200 employees.
posted: 08/27/2011 4:08 a.m.
Stace Levy is a self-proclaimed vinyl junkie. He owns close to 6,000 records at home and was sifting through piles of LPs recently at the Arkansas Record and CD Exchange in North Little Rock, looking for additions to his collection.
posted: 08/21/2011 5:06 a.m.
Karen Bradford and her husband, Robert, had been growing soybeans and raising cattle on their farm in Roland for about 15 years, but were tired of dealing with the whims of the weather and the Chicago futures market.
posted: 08/16/2011 6:15 a.m.
Arkansas’ 2011 rice production is expected to be the lowest in more than a decade, down 31 percent from last year’s crop. It would be the state’s only row crop to see a decline.
posted: 08/13/2011 5:21 a.m.
Shares of Dillard’s Inc. registered their largest decline in more than a year after the company reported flat profit margins on sales in the second quarter.
posted: 08/11/2011 4:13 a.m.
Overdoses of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in some over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol, are the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States, accounting for about 500 deaths per year, according to the Food and Drug Administration.