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Windstream trims 164 jobs, 25 in Little Rock

posted: 01/24/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Windstream Holdings eliminated the jobs of 164 employees Monday, including 25 in Little Rock, the firm's spokesman said.

3 banks expanding horizons

posted: 01/22/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Last year, Little Rock-based Bank of the Ozarks became the largest bank in the state and now has $18.9 billion in assets.

Arkansas' unemployment rate drops to 3.9%

posted: 01/21/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate slipped to 3.9 percent in December from 4 percent in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Conway lender's 4Q net a record

posted: 01/20/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Home BancShares, which has 142 Centennial Bank branches in Arkansas, Florida, Alabama and New York, earned a record $48.6 million in the fourth quarter, the Conway-based bank said Thursday.

State home sales rise by 25% in November

posted: 01/19/2017 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Home sales in Arkansas jumped almost 25 percent in November compared with November 2015, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Wednesday.

Pine Bluff bank posts 4Q earnings of $27M

posted: 01/19/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First National Corp. had a net income of $27 million in the fourth quarter last year, the Pine Bluff-based bank said Wednesday.

Lender's quarter earnings up 71%

posted: 01/18/2017 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Bank of the Ozarks earned a record $87.8 million in the fourth quarter last year, a 71 percent increase from $51.5 million in the same period of 2015, the Little Rock firm said Tuesday.

Stephens top bond underwriter

posted: 01/12/2017 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Stephens Inc. was the No. 1 underwriter of tax-exempt municipal bonds in Arkansas last year, according to Thomson Reuters.

Power pool touts 14-state savings of $1B

posted: 01/08/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

In the past two years, one little-known, high-paying Little Rock company has saved its customers more than $1 billion.

Car-Mart shares soar 64% in '16, top index

posted: 12/31/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Bentonville-based America's Car-Mart, which has 143 used-car dealerships in 11 states, had the best year of the major Arkansas public companies, finishing 2016 up almost 64 percent.






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