Lance Turner, Arkansas Business

Lance Turner

Arkansas Business

Little Rock, AR, United States

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Little Rock Approves Land Sale to Amazon in City's Port

Little Rock city leaders on Tuesday unanimously approved the $3.2 million sale of land in the Little Rock Port to an entity backed by Amazon, which plans to put a distribution center there. → Read More

Baxter Regional, Citing Drop in Visits, Furloughs 105 Employees

Baxter Regional Medical Center of Mountain Home furloughs 105 employees as patient volume declines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Tyson Foods Stops Work at Iowa Plant Amid COVID-19 Cases

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale suspends operations at an Iowa pork plant this week due to more than two dozen cases of COVID-19 involving employees there. → Read More

Domtar to Idle Ashdown Plant, Lay Off 142

Domtar Corp. will temporarily idle two plants, including its A62 paper machine at its Ashdown, for three months, a response to "the unforeseeable business conditions driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Walmart Makes Annual Meeting Online-Only

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville says it will not hold its annual employee celebration event, which typically attracts thousands of employees from all over the world, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Murphy Oil Cuts Expenditures Again — Along with Executive Pay

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado, whose share price has been battered by falling oil prices, is cutting capital spending for a second time in a month — and it's cutting pay for top executives. → Read More

Skyline Report: Office Vacancy Rate Dipped to Near Historic Low in 2019

The vacancy rate for office space in Benton and Washington counties was 8.5% in the second half of 2019, the second lowest vacancy rate since 2004, according to the latest Arvest Bank Skyline Report. → Read More

Walmart to Begin Temperature Screening of Employees

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville says it will begin screening employees for signs of illness before they begin their shifts. → Read More

Support for Small Businesses Slammed by COVID-19

Arkansas Business is regularly updating this page with links and contact information for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Walmart to Hire 150K, Pay Bonuses to Hourly Workers

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville is ramping up hiring and providing special bonuses to U.S. hourly employees amid the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Live: Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Health Officials to Give Update on COVID-19 Response

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, will provide an update to media this afternoon regarding Arkansas' COVID-19 response. → Read More

Simmons First Executives See Compensation Rise in 2019

Simmons First National Corp. Chairman and CEO George Makris Jr. saw his total compensation rise to $4.9 million in 2019. → Read More

Tyson Foods Boosts Shipments to Stores; Walmart Curbs Hours to Restock

The COVID-19 outbreak has the world's biggest companies adjusting operations to meet surging customer demand for everything from toilet paper to meat products. → Read More

BSR Buys Austin, Texas-Area Apartment Complex for $55M

BSR Real Estate Investment Trust of Little Rock acquires Ariza Plum Creek Apartments in Kyle, Texas, for $55 million. → Read More

Arkansas Banks Alter Lobby Access, Push Customers to Digital Channels

The Arkansas Bankers Association says Arkansas banks are taking "aggressive steps" to keep customers and employees safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

Walmart, Walmart Foundation to Give $25M to Fight COVID-19

Walmart Inc. and the Walmart Foundation of Bentonville says it will give $25 million to support organizations responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

McLarty Automotive Group Acquires Asbury's Mississippi Holdings

McLarty Automotive Group of Little Rock completes its acquisition of publicly traded Asbury Automotive Group's holdings in Mississippi, with the purchase of Gray-Daniels Auto Family. → Read More

Governor Appoints Marie Holder to State Highway Commission

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Marie Holder of Little Rock to the Arkansas State Highway Commission, filling a vacancy left by Tom Schueck, who died March 3. → Read More

Sowell, Freeman Named Top Execs; Fowler Gets Legacy Award at Business of the Year Event

Bill Sowell of Sowell Management and Larry Freeman of Synergy Saturday Inc. won executive of the year awards, and Wallace Fowler was honored for his lifetime of leadership at the 32nd annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. → Read More

Murphy Oil Corp. to Cut Capital Spending by 35%

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado will cut 2020 capital expenditures by about 35% "given current market conditions and recent commodity price volatility," which has seen the price of oil fall by as much as 20%. → Read More