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3 banks in state 'outstanding' in efficiency

posted: 09/25/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Most banks are considered to be efficient if they operate with an efficiency ratio of 50 percent, said Randy Dennis, president of Little Rock bank consulting firm DD&F Consulting Group.

CARTI's financial woes get appraisal

posted: 09/24/2016 4:10 a.m. Comments 2

CARTI in Little Rock has hired a Baltimore consultant to help it address serious financial problems, the facility's top executive said Friday.

Bank in money trouble is closed

posted: 09/24/2016 2:14 a.m. Comment 1

Allied Bank of Mulberry, which had been in financial trouble since 2012 when it was sanctioned by the Federal Reserve, was closed Friday by the Arkansas State Bank Department.

State's jobless rate 10th lowest in U.S.

posted: 09/21/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.9 percent in August, the fifth straight month it has been below 4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.

NBC financial editor to speak at Senior Expo

posted: 09/18/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Jean Chatzky, the longtime financial editor for NBC's Today Show and a personal finance editor for 25 years, wrote the handbook Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security in 2012.

County vacancy rate 7.4% for apartments

posted: 09/17/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Apartment vacancies in Pulaski County dropped to 7.4 percent in the second quarter, down from 8.1 percent in the second quarter last year, according to The Multifamily Group, which follows the Pulaski County apartment market.

State slips to No. 49 on median income

updated: 09/16/2016 4:18 a.m. Comments 45

Arkansas' median household income was the second-lowest in the country last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey released Thursday.

Little Rock rent rise at No. 15 in U.S.

posted: 09/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock metropolitan area had the 15th highest increase in single family home rental rates in the country in the second quarter, according to a firm that tracks the housing industry.

Former North Little Rock photo archivist John Rogers draws U.S. fraud count

posted: 09/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

John Rogers, the former photo archivist from North Little Rock, faces a felony wire fraud charge brought Friday by the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Sun Paper coming, state says others now intrigued

posted: 09/10/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

The success of landing Chinese firm Sun Paper's $1 billion pulp mill near Arkadelphia in April has helped Arkansas line up other international business prospects, executives with the state's economic development commission said Friday.

Research alliance adds 4 scientists in state to roster

posted: 09/09/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Two researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and two from the National Center for Toxicological Research were added Thursday to a growing list of scientists aligned with the Arkansas Research Alliance.

Arkansas home sales down 206 from June

posted: 09/03/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Home sales in Arkansas were flat in July compared with July 2015, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Friday.

Firm: Entergy let others in software

posted: 08/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Entergy Services Inc., an Entergy Corp. subsidiary, violated its contract with software company Allen Systems Group Inc. by allowing access to its software by unauthorized companies, Allen Systems said last week.

State credit unions see mortgage spike

posted: 08/27/2016 1:45 a.m. Comment 1

Credit unions in Arkansas were among the country's fastest-growing in first mortgage originations, according to an analysis of almost 6,000 credit unions through June.

Entergy suit cites 'time bomb' in code

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A subsidiary of Entergy Corp. threatened in a lawsuit filed this month that almost half a million Entergy customers would be unable to access their online bills next month unless it could prevent the detonation of a software "time bomb."

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