Arkansas officials said Wednesday they’re setting up a helpline for people on the state’s Medicaid expansion program to report they’ve complied with a work requirement following complaints from advocacy groups. LR Business Journal Arkansas Sets…

An Arkansas newspaper is asking a federal judge to strike down a state law that requires government contractors to pledge to not boycott Israel or reduce their fees by 20 percent. LR Business Journal Arkansas…

Arvest Bank of Fayetteville names Matt Machen regional executive of enhanced banking services. LR Business Journal Bear State's Matt Machen to Lead Enhanced Services at Arvest Bank

Rode Microphones of Sydney has given the Momentary, a contemporary arts satellite to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, $1 million. LR Business Journal Rode Microphones Gives Crystal Bridges Offshoot M

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in November, adding just 155,000 jobs. That’s below this year’s average monthly gains but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations…

A federal program, whose Arkansas participants include Shorter College in Little Rock and Arkansas State University-Newport, provides need-based Pell Grants to state and federal prisoners through college partnerships. LR Business Journal Program Restores Grants For…

A banking executive and former highway commissioner won Tuesday’s runoff for Little Rock mayor, becoming the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas’ capital six decades after it was the center of a school desegregation crisis….

Arkansas’ Republican governor said Monday that he doesn’t believe the state needs to require schools to have an armed presence on campus but said districts should be able to apply for state facilities funding to…

An economist says a monthly survey suggests the economy continued to expand in nine Midwest and Plains states last month but was hampered by shortages of skilled workers. LR Business Journal Economist: Shortage of Skilled…

Lauray’s the Diamond Center of Hot Springs, family-owned since 1924, will be acquired by Murphy-Pitard Jewelers of El Dorado which has been in business since 1939. LR Business Journal Lauray's the Diamond Center, Murphy-Pitard Jewelers…