Two longtime practices of the Arkansas treasurer’s office changed significantly during the tenure of Martha Shoffner, who resigned Tuesday after six years as state treasurer.
New-vehicle registrations in April rose almost 8 percent in Arkansas, the first increase in titles since January, according to Cross-Sell of Lexington, Ky., which provides market analysis for the automotive industry.
Steele Vincent Stephens, an investment broker who has sold bonds to Arkansas’ treasurer’s office, has had one major client in the past five years — the state of Arkansas — the head of the state’s Securities Department said Monday.
For the first time since January 2012, Arkansas’ civilian labor force grew, even if only by about 900 people, as the state’s April unemployment rate slipped to 7.1 percent from 7.2 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.
The owner of a pipeline that supplies diesel and jet fuel to three locations in Arkansas — El Dorado, North Little Rock and Jonesboro — has notified a federal agency that it plans to make changes in the pipeline.
Sales drive 23% rise in earnings
Dillard’s Inc.’s earnings increased 23 percent in the first quarter, spurred by strong sales in women’s accessories and lingerie, the Little Rock retailer said Wednesday.
Exporting old photos requires permit
John Rogers, the North Little Rock photo archivist who owns more than 200 million photos, has agreed to buy thousands of pictures from dozens of New Zealand newspapers, but some Kiwis are questioning the legality of the transaction.
2 agencies study nuke-plant death
A crane lifting a 525-ton generator stator — a large stationary enclosure where electricity is generated — collapsed March 31, leading to the death of a worker and shutting down Arkansas Nuclear One for four weeks, a team of federal officials reported Thursday.
A regional transmission organization that oversees the electrical power grid in 15 states plans to open a regional headquarters in Little Rock next year, paying up to 50 employees an average of $85,000 a year, the firm said Wednesday.
It is possible that when Entergy Arkansas withdraws from Entergy Corp.’s system agreement in December it will be the beginning of the end for the pact that binds the parent company’s six utility subsidiaries.