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U.S., LR bank, family settle suit on insurance payout

posted: 10/01/2015 10:34 a.m. Discuss

The federal government, One Bank & Trust of Little Rock and the family of the late Layton Stuart have reached a settlement in two lawsuits, the government said Wednesday.

Acxiom index's leader for 3Q

posted: 10/01/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Even with a last-day rally, only four publicly traded Arkansas companies had gains in the third quarter, which ended Wednesday. Nine firms had double-digit losses for the period.

Arvest's deposits still lead in state

posted: 09/29/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Arvest Bank Group remains the largest bank in Arkansas, based on an annual federal deposit report released Monday, and Bank of America jumped from sixth to second, adding $785 million in deposits.

Nucor to spend $75M on mill update

posted: 09/26/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. of Blytheville will spend $75 million to install a modern tempering process in its Mississippi County mill, John Ferriola, chief executive officer of Nucor Corp., said Friday.

Entergy is OK'd for solar contract

posted: 09/25/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Public Service Commission on Thursday ruled that Entergy Arkansas can buy 20 years of solar power from a solar park to be built near Stuttgart.

Ex-owners of trucking firm found not liable in taxes suit

posted: 09/25/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled Thursday that officials with Continental Express trucking firm and a sister company are not liable for the companies' unpaid payroll taxes.

$108M to fund projects in state

posted: 09/24/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

More than $108 million -- including almost $100 million in private funds -- will be invested in nine projects that will add jobs and help retain jobs throughout Arkansas, federal, state and local officials said Wednesday at a news conference at the state Capitol.

Consolidations, regulations pare banks, execs say

posted: 09/20/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Burdensome bank regulations and bank consolidation are causing a decline in the number of branches in rural Arkansas, say executives with one of the largest rural banks in Arkansas.

Unemployment rate in state falls to 5.4%

posted: 09/19/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in August, down from 5.6 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

For LR, 2 flights to cease, 2 to start

posted: 09/16/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock's Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field will lose two nonstop Southwest Airlines flights in January, to Baltimore and Chicago, members of the airport's commission were told Tuesday.

State's home sales jump 10%

posted: 09/11/2015 4:15 a.m. Discuss

The flourishing Arkansas residential real estate market passed pre-recession levels in July, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Thursday.

New rules add a step to real estate closings

posted: 09/06/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Changes next month in documents used in real estate transactions will require an additional step before closings, real estate experts say.

Doctor wins suit against archivist

posted: 09/05/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox awarded Christopher Cathey almost $1.3 million in damages Friday for loans he made to photo archivist John Rogers of North Little Rock.

Lost $3.9M from fraud, bank reveals

posted: 09/01/2015 2:57 a.m. Comment 1

First National Bank of Lawrence County, based in Walnut Ridge, has been the target of a $3.9 million fraud, the bank acknowledged Monday.

News in brief: Wal-Mart Foundation targets kids nutrition

posted: 09/01/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

The Wal-Mart Foundation has donated $10.5 million worth of grants as part of a commitment to increase access to food and nutrition education for children.



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