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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.

Home BancShares' 2Q beats forecasts

posted: 07/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Home BancShares, which owns Centennial Bank offices in four states, reported a record profit of $43.5 million for the second quarter, up 28 percent from $33.9 million in the same period last year.

PB bank earnings miss estimate

posted: 07/22/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First National Corp. earned $22.9 million in the second quarter but missed analysts' expectations for the period, the Pine Bluff bank reported late Wednesday.

AG: Gas bill's rise unfair to residents

posted: 07/13/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

CenterPoint Energy's request for a rate increase is "particularly harmful to residential customers," Shawn McMurray, a lawyer for the state attorney general's office, told the Arkansas Public Service Commission on Tuesday.

Arkansas home sales rise 14%

posted: 07/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas home sales jumped 14.4 percent in May compared with a year earlier, the 21st straight month that sales have increased, the Arkansas Realtors Association said.

Bank of Ozarks nets $54.5M

posted: 07/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Bank of the Ozarks on Monday reported a record net income of $54.5 million in the second quarter, up 21.7 percent from $44.8 million earned in the second quarter last year.

Financial-tech startups enjoy Little Rock stimulus

posted: 07/10/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

A New York startup believes that its software system will help small Arkansas banks and others nationwide meet growing regulatory requirements at lower costs.

CS&L gains an index-best 30% in 2Q

posted: 07/01/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Communications Sales & Leasing, which was created last year from a spinoff of Windstream's copper and fiber assets, outperformed the largest public companies in Arkansas in the second quarter with shares posting a return of almost 30 percent.

Creditor to hand Little Rock bank to U.S.

posted: 06/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

BHL Financing LLC, a Benton County firm owned by billionaire Johnelle Hunt, has agreed to transfer its interest in One Financial Corp., the parent company of One Bank & Trust Co. of Little Rock, to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, court documents indicate.

Four of state's banks generate most profits

posted: 06/19/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Four of the largest banks in Arkansas are so profitable that they are masking the overall profitability of the state's banking industry, an executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said last week.

Arkansas jobless rate dips to 3.8%, a 59-year low

posted: 06/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Arkansas' unemployment rate slipped to 3.8 percent in May, the lowest since records dating to 1957, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Deal hit in Arkansas utility charges dispute

posted: 06/15/2016 5:41 a.m. Comments 2

Martha Peine of Eureka Springs started a regulatory battle against one of the largest electric companies in the country two years ago and reached a $4.2 million settlement Monday.

Millennial buyers are finding own houses

posted: 06/05/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Millennials, the generation between ages 18 and 35, are changing the way real estate firms market their homes.

LR program gives startups a nudge along

posted: 05/30/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Only hours before he was to make a presentation about his startup business, Greg Ellis decided to change the focus of the firm, Mortgage Peer Network.

State companies honored as exporters

posted: 05/25/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Oscar Cozzini started his Arkansas stone company, RH Preyda, only 2½ years ago, and he has already more than tripled revenue and doubled the number of employees.




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