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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.

Wal-Mart atop 500 for year 3

updated: 06/05/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Bentonville-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. remains the largest company in the country, topping the Fortune 500 list for the third straight year, the magazine said Thursday.

Sales of homes up 6.4% in April

posted: 06/03/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Home sales in Arkansas rose 6.4 percent in April compared with April 2014, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Tuesday.

Red Alert reduces Rogers' photos cash bid by $10M in filing

posted: 06/03/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Red Alert Media Matrix has reduced its cash offer for the photo archives formerly owned by John Rogers of North Little Rock from $28 million to $18 million, it said in a Pulaski County court filing Tuesday.

Arkansas' jobless rate rises to 5.7%

posted: 05/28/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent in April from 5.6 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday.

Profit at used-car dealer up 14%

posted: 05/23/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

America's Car-Mart earned $7.2 million in its fourth quarter that ended April 30, a 14 percent improvement over the $6.3 million it earned in the same period last year, the Bentonville firm said.

Home sales in state up for March, group says

posted: 05/21/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Home sales in Arkansas in March jumped almost 16 percent compared with March last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Wednesday.

March home sales up 16%

posted: 05/21/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Home sales in Arkansas in March jumped almost 16 percent compared with March last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Wednesday.

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