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Getting it straight

posted: 07/28/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

US Bank is the trustee for an unidentified owner that holds trust preferred securities in Acme Holding Co., parent company of Allied Bank of Mulberry. An article in Sunday's editions incorrectly identified the federal government as the owner of the trust preferred securities.

Deal with U.S. near, One Bank says

posted: 07/28/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

A settlement is expected to be completed within a month between the federal government, One Bank and Trust Co. of Little Rock and others, the bank said Monday.

News in brief: Zero Mountain plans Fort Smith expansion

posted: 07/28/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith-based Zero Mountain Inc. has acquired property for $4 million and will expand its facility, increasing the company's cold storage capacity to more than half a million square feet.

Business news in brief: Georgia lot is Car-Mart’s 142nd overall

posted: 07/28/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Bentonville-based buy-here, pay-here, used-car dealer America's Car-Mart has opened dealership number 142 in Albany, Ga.

Tech Spotlight: Apps from Fly Labs clear video-editing picture

posted: 07/27/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Nearly everyone is carrying around a still camera with video capabilities in their pocket nowadays in the form of a smartphone.

On Computers: 2-step log-ins double down on digital data security

posted: 07/27/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

After we alerted our readers to scammers pretending to be from Microsoft, we heard about scammers pretending to be from AOL. A reader told us she frequently gets emails saying "out of AOL storage space." This is a common ploy directed at both AOL and Microsoft Outlook users.

Business news in brief: Overhaul urged for Lloyd's of London

posted: 07/27/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Beazley PLC Chief Executive Officer Andrew Horton called on Lloyd's of London to overhaul the way it manages trade information to make the world's oldest insurance market more efficient and globally competitive.

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 07/27/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

More than 180 bankruptcies have been reported around Arkansas during the most recent filing period.

Washington County Restaurant Inspections

posted: 07/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. All reports are from regular food service food store inspections unless otherwise noted.

LAY OF THE LAND HAS SHIFTED IN STATE'S LEGISLATURE: More farmers, fewer lawyers making laws

updated: 07/26/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

There are innumerable ways to ruin a farm.

Ailing bank's holdings sold off

posted: 07/26/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Blackmon Auctions of Little Rock completed its sale of properties owned by Allied Bank of Mulberry and its parent company, Acme Holding Co., on Friday, Thomas Blackmon, president of the auction company, said Saturday.

Profit-picture muddying on the rise, data say

posted: 07/26/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

More than half of the biggest public companies in Arkansas reported adjusted profits in recent quarterly reports that dwarfed their net incomes -- the amount a company makes minus its expenses. Most put an emphasis on their adjusted profits, while downplaying smaller net income figures, or losses.

Agency sets 'pivotal' audit of nuclear plant

posted: 07/26/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

It's been almost 2 1/2 years since the worst industrial accident in the history of Arkansas' only nuclear power plant and Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors are preparing for an intensive inspection of the facility.

Business Matters: At Fayetteville Whataburger, it's as if they were giving them away

posted: 07/26/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Fayetteville figured to be a prime spot for Texas-based Whataburger to expand its operations in Arkansas.

Business People

posted: 07/26/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Bankers Association Emerging Leaders Section Council has announced the following additions to the organization: Kevin Thompson, president; Blake Fletcher, vice president; and John Anderson, secretary/treasurer.

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