It’s time to take another look at the week that was in Arkansas Business. First, above, our weekly “Arkansas Business Week in Review,” which airs Saturday mornings on THV 11 News. We look back on a week chock full of Arkansas public company earnings and other developments.
Meanwhile, AETN’s “Arkansas Week,” we talk about the farm bill in Washington D.C., new developments in the Arkansas governor’s race, earnings season and the abortion law in court. You can watch the full episode — which features me, Rick Fahr, David Keith and host Steve Barnes – right here.
For what it’s worth, a THV 11 News employee notes on Facebook that this is the new graphics package the Gannett Co.-owned CBS affiliate will be switching to soon.
As a nerdy kid growing up, I used to love it when the local TV folks debuted new sets, logos and graphics. This package definitely seems simpler and cleaner than what Gannett stations are currently running. I can’t wait to see our new Arkansas Business logo within that palate.
Today, the day began with cupcakes.
What a night. After the evening tracking the polls for Arkansas Business and Today’s THV, here’s my quick wrap-up of last night’s results in Arkansas and beyond.
Mornings start early on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The oil company, whose CEO David Wood resigned last month, is in the middle of trying to sell it’s last remaining refinery and focusing more heavily on its retail business — namely, the Murphy USA gas stations you see at Wal-Mart Supercenters. Before his abrupt departure last month, Wood hinted that Murphy might spin off that operation to make it more attractive to shareholders. We’re not sure what the status of that plan is now that Wood is gone, but as Jones points out in his story, Murphy continues to make investments in that retail operation.
At noon, discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on President Obama’s health care overhaul law with Today’s THV‘s Stefanie Bryant.
And hey — most were surprised at Chief Justice Roberts’ role in all this, but someone at Talking Points Memo was not.