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David Smith

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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.

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.

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.

NLR archivist free after reported deal

posted: 07/25/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

John Rogers, the North Little Rock photo archivist, was released Friday afternoon from the Pulaski County jail.

PB bank doubles quarter's earnings

posted: 07/24/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First National Corp. earned $20 million in the second quarter, more than double its income of $9.9 million in the second quarter of last year, the Pine Bluff bank said Thursday.

State unemployment falls to 5.7%

posted: 07/22/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate dipped to 5.7 percent last month, down from a revised 5.8 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

Arkansas business news in brief: Feed mill marks 35-year safety record

posted: 07/21/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Cargill's pork feed mill in London, near Russellville, has gone 35 years without a lost-time accident, the first facility of any kind to reach the milestone since the Arkansas Department of Labor began keeping records in 1976.

Conway bank's haul a record

posted: 07/17/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Home BancShares, the owner of Centennial Bank, had record net income of $33.9 million in the second quarter, the Conway-based bank said Thursday.

Home sales in May best '14 by 11 percent

posted: 07/15/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas home sales improved almost 11 percent in May compared with May of last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Tuesday.

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