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Entergy suit cites 'time bomb' in code

posted: 08/25/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

A subsidiary of Entergy Corp. threatened in a lawsuit filed this month that almost half a million Entergy customers would be unable to access their online bills next month unless it could prevent the detonation of a software "time bomb."

ARKANSAS EXECUTIVE PAY: Tyson, 3 at Wal-Mart atop state pay list

posted: 08/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods, and three Wal-Mart executives were among the five highest paid executives at Arkansas public companies in 2015, according to the firms' proxy statements.

State's jobless rate still at 3.9%

posted: 08/20/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate remain unchanged in July at 3.9 percent compared with June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Fed: Allied must raise capital or sell

posted: 08/20/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Reserve has ordered Mulberry-based Allied Bank to raise more capital or sell itself.

Startup banks go unseen in state

posted: 08/12/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

There were more than 35 startup banks in Arkansas from 1995 to 2008, but no one has the desire to start a new bank now, the commissioner of the Arkansas Bank Department said Thursday.

Ruling favors archive's lender

posted: 08/10/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

A motion for partial summary judgment was granted Tuesday in a First Arkansas Bank & Trust lawsuit against former photo archivist John Rogers of North Little Rock.

Funds extended for startup aid

posted: 08/04/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas and financial-technology company FIS have agreed to give $1 million apiece to aid in funding the FinTech Accelerator program in 2017 and 2018, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and company CEO Gary Norcross said Wednesday.

Home sales till July top state's '07 peak

posted: 07/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The number of houses sold in Arkansas in the first half of 2016 surpassed pre-recession totals, according to statistics released Thursday by the Arkansas Realtors Association.

Ruling on utility pole use resisted

posted: 07/27/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Fifteen telecommunication companies -- mostly affiliates of CenturyLink Communications -- and the Arkansas Cable Telecommunications Association have asked the state Public Service Commission for a rehearing on utility pole attachment rules.

Arkansas jobless rate steady at 3.8%

posted: 07/23/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate was unchanged from May to June at 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

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