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Simmons completes Delta Trust purchase

posted: 09/02/2014 12:25 p.m. Comment 1

Pine Bluff-based Simmons First National Corp. on Tuesday announced it has completed its acquisition of Delta Trust and Banking Corp., a $66 million merger deal announced in March.

Report: Midwest economic index inched up in August

posted: 09/02/2014 8:47 a.m. Discuss

OMAHA, Neb.— A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states, including Arkansas, rose slightly in August, suggesting growth is ahead.

Osceola steel mill sets groundbreaking

posted: 09/02/2014 8:01 a.m. Comments 2

OSCEOLA — Gov. Mike Beebe is expected to attend an invitation-only groundbreaking for an Osceola steel mill that's been sued by a competing company.

Dassault Falcon breaks ground on expansion

updated: 09/02/2014 12:51 p.m. Discuss

Dassault Falcon Jet has officially begun work on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant at Little Rock's airport.

2 startup firms offer smartphone banking

posted: 09/01/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

Tech Spotlight: ProShow software proves to be slide-show gold

posted: 09/01/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

A few months ago, I tried out some slide-show-creation software for the Mac. Afterward, a few readers responded with a suggestion that I do the same for similar software for Windows PCs. Ask, and ye shall receive.

Draw like a pro with flashy but pricey Painter 2015

posted: 09/01/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Though we're not professional artists or even students, we decided to try Corel's new Painter 2015.


posted: 09/01/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

ALEXANDER Audrey Ann Armstrong, 3523 Centark Circle, Aug. 25, 2014, Chapter 13.

Farmers develop taste for sesame

posted: 08/31/2014 5:40 a.m. Discuss

Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeastern United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers in Arkansas and elsewhere take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them harvest it with typical agriculture equipment.

Bookshops' varying lures speak volumes

posted: 08/31/2014 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Though only 220 steps separate Dickson Street Bookshop from Nightbird Books in downtown Fayetteville, the bookstores' strategies for succeeding in a tricky market could not be further apart.

Shale boom drives state pipeline projects

posted: 08/31/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

The nation's shale drilling boom is starting to change the pipeline landscape in Arkansas.

Carrier's brokers division takes off

posted: 08/31/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

A portion of USA Truck's strategy for growth over the past 18 months has centered on enticing customers to use multiple services by the company.

BUSINESS MATTERS: As beer sales head for Razorback Stadium, details still bottled up

posted: 08/31/2014 2:22 a.m. Comment 1

University of Arkansas Athletics Inc. launches what figures to be its newest moneymaking venture this week when beer and wine become available inside parts of Razorback Stadium.

Getting it straight

posted: 08/31/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

Business people

posted: 08/31/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT The Arkansas Society of Association Executives recently installed new board officers and members for 2014-15 at their annual banquet in Eureka Springs. They include:


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