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David Smith

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Security chips in the cards for Americans

posted: 07/05/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Banks in Arkansas that issue credit cards are spending thousands of dollars to fund computer chip technology that promises to cut down on theft.

News in brief: Archivist asks judge to void arrest order

posted: 07/03/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys for North Little Rock archivist John Rogers on Thursday asked a Pulaski County judge to withdraw his arrest order for Rogers.

Up 23.9%, Bank of Ozarks tops stocks; Tyson a far 2nd

posted: 07/01/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

The stock of Little Rock-based Bank of the Ozarks had the best second-quarter performance among the largest publicly traded companies in Arkansas, rising 23.9 percent over the past three months.

State's card rates among lowest in U.S.

posted: 06/28/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas banks and credit unions have a history of offering some of the best credit card interest rates in the country.

News in brief: Aerojet Rocketdyne to expand in state

posted: 06/23/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday that it will expand its facility in Calhoun County at the Highland Industrial Park near Camden, adding 85 jobs.

State business news in brief: Howell, Saatchi CEO since '10, to retire

posted: 06/23/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Dina Howell is retiring as chief executive officer of Saatchi & Saatchi X, a Springdale-based shopper marketing company.

State's May jobless rate holds at 5.7%

posted: 06/20/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.7 percent in May compared with April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

News in brief: State, tribe score job-training grants

posted: 06/20/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and the Cherokee Nation in neighboring Oklahoma are receiving more than $12 million from the U.S. Department of Labor for their individual job-training programs.

Judge denies $18M bid for archives

posted: 06/16/2015 3:03 a.m. Comment 1

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Monday denied Red Alert Media Matrix's offer of $18 million plus unregistered stock to buy photo archives formerly owned by John Rogers of North Little Rock.

News in brief: Plant Board panel to study grain rules

posted: 06/16/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

A subcommittee of the Arkansas Plant Board will get its first opportunity to discuss the latest draft of proposed regulations on how people and businesses buy and sell grain in Arkansas when it meets July 6.

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