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Needs $167M boost in rates, Entergy says

posted: 04/25/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Entergy Arkansas, the state's largest utility, is seeking a $167 million increase in its rates, the firm said Friday in a filing with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

Entergy says it needs rate increase

posted: 04/25/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- Entergy Arkansas, the state's largest utility, is seeking a $167 million increase in its rates, the firm said Friday in a filing with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

PB bank enjoys big 1Q gain

posted: 04/24/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First National Corp. earned $8.7 million in the first quarter, almost double the net income of a year earlier, the Pine Bluff bank said Thursday.

ASU, Harding take top prizes

posted: 04/23/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

An idea born from a missed lunch won an Arkansas State University team more than $30,000 Wednesday in the 15th Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup college business plan competition.

State's unemployment steady at 5.6%

posted: 04/22/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

TAC Air terminal starts its rise soon

posted: 04/21/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

TAC Air plans to break ground on soon on a multimillion-dollar executive terminal at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field in Little Rock, the Dallas-based firm said Monday.

Deltic to widen Rahling Road in LR

posted: 04/18/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Deltic Timber Corp. will spend $8 million over the next year to expand Rahling Road in west Little Rock, Ray Dillon, chief executive officer of the El Dorado firm, said Friday.

Centennial Bank's owner earns $31.1M

posted: 04/17/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Home BancShares, which owns Centennial Bank branches in three states, earned $31.1 million in the first quarter, the Conway firm said Thursday.

Firm to build 500-acre solar farm

posted: 04/16/2015 2:19 a.m. Comments 12

A Florida energy firm has agreed to build a 500-acre solar energy park in Arkansas County to provide electricity for Entergy Arkansas, the utility said Wednesday.

Rogers photos rebid planned

posted: 04/15/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Red Alert Media Matrix, which never followed through on a $59 million offer this year to buy the newspaper and photo archives owned by John Rogers of North Little Rock, told a judge Tuesday that it will make another offer within a month.

Earnings soar 58% at Bank of Ozarks

posted: 04/14/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Net income for Bank of the Ozarks jumped almost 58 percent in the first quarter compared with the first quarter last year, the Little Rock bank said Monday.

Arkansas home sales climb 9% in February

posted: 04/11/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas home sales jumped 9 percent in February compared with February last year, the sixth straight monthly improvement, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Friday.

Questioned trades' cash flow put at $6.5M by accountant

posted: 04/08/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas saw a cash flow of more than $6.5 million from a series of bond transactions that were the focus of a Legislative audit, a Russellville accountant testified Tuesday at a state hearing against former bond trader Steele Stephens.

Expert tallies losses on bond trades via Shoffner-tied agent

posted: 04/07/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas lost more than $203,000 on seven of the 85 bond trades handled by Steele Stephens between 2008 and 2012, a national bond expert testified Monday at a hearing brought by the Arkansas Securities Department.

Up 11.9%, Simmons tops list as highest-performing stock

posted: 04/01/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First National's stock had the best performance of Arkansas' largest public companies in the first quarter, gaining 11.9 percent over the past three months.

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