posted: 05/25/2016 2:10 a.m.
Oscar Cozzini started his Arkansas stone company, RH Preyda, only 2½ years ago, and he has already more than tripled revenue and doubled the number of employees.
posted: 05/21/2016 2:02 a.m.
Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, dropping below 4 percent for the first time since reports were issued, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.
posted: 05/20/2016 2:08 a.m.
With its agreement to buy an east Tennessee bank, Simmons First National Corp. now has a base to build business in two nearby metropolitan areas -- Chattanooga and Knoxville -- George Makris, Simmons' chairman and chief executive officer, said Thursday.
posted: 05/19/2016 2:12 a.m.
Simmons First National Corp. has agreed to acquire Citizens National Bank of Athens, Tenn., the Pine Bluff bank said Wednesday.
posted: 05/18/2016 5:45 a.m.
Lockheed Martin's East Camden plant will restart production this year of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher and the Tactical Missile System, the Bethesda, Md., firm said Tuesday.
posted: 05/17/2016 2:12 a.m.
Ten startup companies -- with headquarters from North Little Rock to Nigeria and Switzerland -- have been chosen to participate in a 12-week program collaborating with the Venture Center and FIS Global, the Venture Center said Monday.
updated: 05/14/2016 3:16 a.m.
Arkansas was hours away from losing a $1 billion pulp mill project near Arkadelphia last month, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says, in what would have been a disappointing end to a five-year courtship. But last-minute meetings to promote the state's resources prevented the project from landing in Mississippi.
posted: 05/13/2016 1:58 a.m.
Arkansas' economy is booming -- with an unemployment rate of 4 percent that hasn't been seen in almost 60 years -- but there's some concern about the state's shrinking workforce, an economist said Thursday at an annual meeting of the Arkansas Bankers Association.
posted: 05/06/2016 2:12 a.m.
Bank of the Ozarks' shares dropped almost 15 percent during the trading day Wednesday after an investor at an investment conference said he was short-selling the stock.
posted: 05/04/2016 2:18 a.m.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the state agency that persuades companies to move factories or offices to the state, is seeking firms for its advertising and public relations contract.
posted: 05/01/2016 3:08 a.m.
The use of mobile banking -- consumers accessing bank services using a mobile phone -- continues to increase, according to an annual survey by the Federal Reserve Board.
posted: 04/29/2016 5:45 a.m.
Home sales in Arkansas continued their strong growth in March, rising 9.7 percent compared with March last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Thursday.
posted: 04/27/2016 5:45 a.m.
Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co. will build a $1 billion pulp mill in Clark County near Arkadelphia, the Chinese company and Arkansas officials said Tuesday.
posted: 04/23/2016 2:17 a.m.
Home BancShares will make a 2-for-1 stock split on June 8, the Conway bank's chairman, John Allison, said Thursday at its annual meeting in North Little Rock.
posted: 04/22/2016 5:45 a.m.
Home BancShares, which owns Centennial Bank offices in four states, earned a record $41.4 million in the first quarter, up 33 percent from the same period last year, the Conway bank said Thursday.