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David Smith

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NW banking is mixed bag, analysis finds

posted: 08/30/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Depending on what criteria are used, the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area has one of the most -- or least -- competitive banking markets in the country.

News in brief: Banks in Arkansas log $70.3B in assets

posted: 08/29/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

The 106 banks in Arkansas had total assets of $70.3 billion on June 30, according to data supplied by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

News in brief: Filing: Ex-archivist crept in, took items

posted: 08/28/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Michael McAfee, the receiver in several lawsuits involving former photo archivist John Rogers of North Little Rock, filed a motion Thursday for Rogers to be held in contempt of court.

News in brief: Elderton new leader of Hot Springs paper

posted: 08/26/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Bill Elderton, former general manager for the Hot Springs Village Voice, was named general manager of the Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs on Tuesday.

3 execs in state pocket $19M each

posted: 08/23/2015 3:51 a.m. Discuss

Officers at Wal-Mart and Tyson Foods were the highest paid public company executives in Arkansas last year, with the top three earning more than $19 million each.

State unemployment drops to 5.6%

posted: 08/22/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in July compared with 5.7 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Steel-industry leader Correnti dies

updated: 08/19/2015 7:46 a.m. Comment 1

John Correnti, the visionary who guided the creation of three steel mills in Mississippi County and others outside Arkansas, died Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68.

Alliance recruits 2 more scholars

posted: 08/14/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Research Alliance, a group that recruits high-technology experts to the state, on Thursday announced two more research scholars, a scientist who specializes in energy storage and an engineer who studies experimental cardiovascular surgery.

Home sales in state jump 15% in June

posted: 08/14/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Home sales in Arkansas jumped 15 percent in June with 3,113 homes sold, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Thursday.

Business news in brief: Bank awards $1.1M in housing grants

posted: 08/11/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas said Monday that it has awarded more than $1.1 million in Affordable Housing Program grants to create or rehabilitate 163 housing units in Arkansas.

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