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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.

Bank's 2Q gain jumps 70%

posted: 07/14/2015 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Bank of the Ozarks had net income of $44.8 million in the second quarter, the Little Rock-based bank said Monday.

Ex-LR banker's estate named in suit

posted: 07/09/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

The United States has sued the estate of the late Layton Stuart, former chairman and chief executive officer of One Bank and Trust in Little Rock, for $17.3 million alleging false claims made to the government.

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.

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