American Electric Power, which last summer canceled the $4.5 Wind Catcher project approved by Arkansas regulators, recently announced a deal to acquire 724 megawatts (MW) of operating wind generation and battery assets for approximately $1.06 billion from San Diego-based Sempra Renewable. Sempra Renewables, a subsidiary of West Coast utility giant...
Windstream Holdings Inc. on Monday put off its fourth-quarter and yearly earnings report scheduled for Thursday as the Little Rock-based Fortune 500 company evaluates its options following an adverse federal court ruling over the weekend that could push the rural broadband provider toward insolvency. Late Friday evening, U.S. District Judge...
Senate President Pro Temp Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs, says a $300 million highway plan will easily move through the State Senate and he’s confident that UAMS will secure the $10-20 million annually needed to achieve National Cancer Institute status. In an interview on this week’s edition of Talk Business &...
Police and prosecutors across Northeast Arkansas are using one of law enforcement’s oldest tools -information sharing – in a new way to address violent crime. In January, 2nd Judicial District Prosecutor Scott Ellington and Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott engaged a number of other law enforcement entities to establish the...
Tyson Foods CEO Noel White said last week the meat giant would tap the bond market to finance the $2.16 billion acquisitions of Keystone Foods and the $340 million it’s doling out for the Thai and European assets of Brazil Foods (BRF S.A.) that was announced Feb. 7. Tyson is...
Walmart is expected to report solid fourth-quarter and fiscal year gains behind robust holiday sales ahead of the government shutdown which could have some impact on the last part of the retailer’s fourth quarter. Walmart will report its fourth quarter and fiscal 2019 earnings ahead of the market opening...
For the fifth year in a row, the Fort Smith Convention Center had record revenue, the annual report presented to the Fort Smith Board of Directors at their Tuesday (Feb. 12) study session indicated. Starting in 2014, the convention center has consistently brought in revenues of $700,000 or more annually,...
The year 1885 was historic by any measure. Grover Cleveland was sworn in as the first Democratic president since the Civil War and the book “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” written by Mark Twain was published. In Northeast Arkansas, the town of Jonesboro had just incorporated two years earlier and it...
A niche movement in commercial real estate development will soon make its debut in Arkansas. Springfield, Mo.-development and property management company Green Circle Projects is nearing completion of an agricultural neighborhood in Bentonville known as an “agrihood.” In the simplest explanation, an agrihood is a residential community with an urban farm...
In late December 2018, Congress and President Donald Trump completed work on the $867 billion federal Farm Bill, putting in place the five-year framework for the nation’s agricultural policy. The five-year federal agricultural policy and spending measure includes a provision that legalizes industrial hemp and does not include work...