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July sees home sales jump

posted: 08/29/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Home sales in Arkansas jumped 10.8 percent in July compared with July last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Thursday.

Chamber: EPA's plan risk to jobs

posted: 08/29/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Meeting the clean-air standards proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency will drive up electricity prices and reduce jobs in Arkansas, a representative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Thursday.

Genetics, computer experts introduced as research scholars

posted: 08/28/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

A scientist who specializes in the molecular genetics of blood cell cancers, and a pioneer in computer virtual reality were introduced Wednesday as Arkansas Research Alliance Scholars.

State home sales gain more than 10% in a year

posted: 08/23/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas home sales jumped more than 10 percent in June compared with June last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Friday.

Lawyer: Fees for lenders not paid

posted: 08/19/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

ARKADELPHIA -- An Arkadelphia lawyer argued Monday that several national banks and other mortgage companies have failed for years to pay the recording fees required for mortgage transfers in Arkansas' 75 counties.

3 banks ringing up bargains

posted: 08/17/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' three major publicly traded banks have been on a shopping spree over the past four years, buying more than 30 banks in 11 states.

Nucor sues to stop Big River plant

posted: 08/13/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Nucor Steel, an owner of two steel mills near Blytheville, has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to stop the construction of the $1.3 billion Big River Steel plant near Osceola.

Union Power viable in new EPA rules

posted: 08/09/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

A natural gas power plant in El Dorado, whose owner filed for bankruptcy protection this week, is a possible source for electricity that would help Arkansas meet strict new clean air standards.

Wal-Mart CEO's pay highest in state

posted: 07/20/2014 2:29 a.m. Comments 2

Douglas McMillon, who took over as chief executive officer at Wal-Mart in February, was the highest-paid public company executive in Arkansas last year.

Arkansas out-of-job rate dips to 6.2%

posted: 07/19/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell in June to 6.2 percent, down from 6.4 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Simmons' 2nd-quarter profit rises 50%

posted: 07/18/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First National Corp. on Thursday reported a profit of $9.9 million for the second quarter, up 50 percent from $6.6 million in the same period last year.

Home BancShares posts record quarter

posted: 07/18/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Home BancShares, the parent company of Centennial Bank, reported $28.4 million in net income in the second quarter, its best quarter ever and a 61 percent increase compared with the same period in 2013.

LR bank improves earnings by 30%

posted: 07/15/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Bank of the Ozarks earned $26.5 million in the second quarter, a 30 percent improvement over the $20.4 million it made in the second quarter last year, the Little Rock bank said Monday.

3 Cranford brothers form ad agency

posted: 07/10/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

The three Cranford brothers who left advertising agency Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods of Little Rock in the past three months said Wednesday that they have formed their own agency, known as Cranford Co.

Jury awards De Queen firm $6.5 million in contract breach

posted: 07/08/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

A physical therapy firm in De Queen won a jury verdict of $6.5 million last week against the only nursing home in the western Arkansas community.

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