This week on “Arkansas Week,” I join host Steve Barnes and panelists Hoyt Purvis and Steve Brawner to talk Tyson Foods, layoffs at Superior Industries, Thursday’s sell-off on Wall Street and these two beauties.
Your “Arkansas Business/THV 11 News Week in Review” looks back on Hewlett-Packard, a promotion for Davy Carter, a trial date for Martha Shoffner and tough times for Wal-Mart in D.C.
Above, my quick conversation with THV 11 News about yesterday’s announcement by Hewlett-Packard that it would lay off 500 people at its technical support center in Conway. Our breaking news coverage on Arkansas Business here, along with an additional report by the AP and an interview with Brad Lacy of the Conway Chamber of Commerce […]
Is it the future, or a Segway for your face? That’s the central question regarding Google Glass, the Internet-connected glasses with heads-up display, Wifi, Bluetooth and the ability to shoot high-definition video and photos and share them instantly with the world. Thanks to Brant Collins of Stations X of Little Rock, I was able to […]
Going to air shows isn’t all we do, but it is fun! Two weeks ago, Laura and I met the family at the North Little Rock Airport for Air Show Day. Not only were there airplanes of all shapes and sizes, but there was an array of cars, from Corvettes to vintage Broncos. Plus: free […]
My hastily thrown together segment on that $280 million Home BancShares/Liberty Bank of Arkansas deal, which originally debuted here. Since then, there have been two more big Arkansas banking deals — one by First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas of Harrison, and another involving Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock. Yep, it’s the Summer of Bank […]
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 […]
The funeral for journalist Robert McCord is set for today. Arkansas Business has details here, which includes an account of McCord’s work to establish the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, which, despite the state Legislature’s best efforts, remains among the strongest in the country. Above is how I first met McCord, on Little Rock CBS […]
With the help of Kickstarter, our friends Jamie & Lisa and Keith & Amanda have founded Treatsie, a delicious monthly subscription service to artisan candies from an ever-changing variety of vendors. Treatsie shipped its first box this week, and as Kickstarter backers, Laura and I rushed home to open it. You can learn more about the […]