Arkansas Business Report

Mondays, 6:49 a.m. on KUAR
  • Hosted by Chris Harkins

Chris Harkins is a Managing Director and Senior Vice President at Raymond James. Chris's weekly market and business report focuses on the state of business in the Natural State.

6/23/14: Arkansas Business Report

Jun 23, 2014

6/2/14: Arkansas Busienss Report

Jun 2, 2014

5/11/14: Arkansas Business Report

May 12, 2014

4/28/14: Arkansas Business Report

Apr 28, 2014

4/21/14: Arkansas Business Report

Apr 21, 2014

4/14/14: Arkansas Business Report

Apr 14, 2014

4/7/14: Arkansas Business Report

Apr 7, 2014

This week's report: West Furniture Timber Company, Ltd. has purchased two Arkansas saw mills last week; Bank of the Ozarks approved 23 cents per share dividends increasing it's quarterly dividend for the past 15 quarters consecutively; Economists are expecting Arkansas to see job growth in the next three to six months.

3/31/14: Arkansas Business Report

Mar 31, 2014

This week's Arkansas Business Report: The Annual Mid South Basic Economic Development Course is attracting record enrollment this year; AT&T has a new plan for wired and wireless bundles that benefits small businesses; A Birmingham developer has purchased land currently used as a soccer field in Little Rock's Riverdale area from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and plans a high-end complex including apartments.

3/24/14: Arkansas Business Report

Mar 24, 2014

This week's report: Arkansas's unemployment rate dipped in January; Highline Technical Innovations announced a project with the Department of Defense; Standard and Poor's ratings services affirmed its rating of Dillard's, Inc.

3/17/14: Arkansas Business Report

Mar 17, 2014

This week's report: Midcontinent Independent System Operator broke ground on a new regional operations center in Little Rock; Tyson execs say their company has adopted a no excuses mindset the last few years that has lead to sales and earnings growth; Homes sold in Arkansas this past January is 8.7 percent higher over a year ago.

3/10/14: Arkansas Business Report

Mar 10, 2014

The Arkansas Business Report for Mon., March 10: Bank of the Ozarks completes its acquisition of BancShares Inc. of Houston Texas; JB Hunt gets S&P BBB+ rating; Fortune Magazine calls Tyson Foods one of America's most admired companies.

3/3/14: Arkansas Business Report

Mar 3, 2014

This week:  CJRW is moving from Capitol Avenue to Main Street; Tyson's earnings report; Deltic Timber's earning report.

2/24/14: Arkansas Business Report

Feb 25, 2014

Windstream's IDR ratings gets downgraded; Murphy USA sells a North Dakota ethanol plant; Walmart board of directors approve annual cash dividend increase of 2 percent.

2/17/14: Arkansas Business Report

Feb 17, 2014

The markets were closed, Mon., Feb. 17 for the President's Day holiday.

2/10/14: Arkansas Business Report

Feb 10, 2014

State revenues jumped up in January, unemployment rates in the state dropped and Arkansas Best Corp. is opening a primary care clinic for its employees. However, Arkansas based stocks suffered.

2/3/14: Arkansas Business Report

Feb 3, 2014

Arkansas Business Report for the week of Mon., Feb. 3: Tyson Fodds slows expansion in China, Murphy Oil Corp. sees quarterly earnings drop, Fayetteville NanoWatt Designs completes phase one of a federal research grant to improve battery life and vision processors.