FAYETTEVILLE — The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, Daniel Poneman, presented a local company with a $150,000 grant for innovative energy research on Wednesday, May 23, as he visited the Arkansas Research and Technology Park in Fayetteville.
After six consecutive months of year-over-year gains, tax collections for Fort Smith were down less than 1% in the April report. However, the year-to-date collections are more than 5% above the 2011 period.
BLOOMBERG — The California State Teachers’ Retirement System will vote its 5.3 million Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shares against the entire board’s re-election amid a probe into alleged bribery in Mexican operations.
As average U.S. retail gas prices continue moving lower, Arkansas travelers hitting the road on the Memorial Day weekend should expect congested highways, crowded hotels and an occasional overbooked vacation destination.
Thanks primarily to year-to-date gains in the central Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas markets, home sales in Arkansas’ large-market areas are up 0.92% for the first four months of 2012 compared to the 2011 period.
Through a partnership with the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will offer air-conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) classes at Chaffee Crossing for dislocated workers.
Arkansas maintained its status as one of the top 10 largest marketers of natural gas in the U.S., but cheap wellhead prices and the industry’s switch to oil-rich shale plays could slow the state’s production in 2012, ac