posted: 04/23/2014 3:12 a.m.
The number of new vehicles registered in Arkansas jumped 38 percent in March to 9,573 compared with the same month last year, Cross-Sell of Lexington, Ky., said Tuesday.
posted: 04/22/2014 3:45 a.m.
At least 19 banks loaned money to former Arvest Bank executive H. Dennis Smiley Jr. based on the same collateral, according to a lawsuit. There’s a safety net designed to prevent that from happening, but the banks apparently didn’t take advantage of it, sources said.
posted: 04/19/2014 3:41 a.m.
Arkansas’ unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in March, the first time it’s been below 7 percent since it was 6.8 percent in January 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.
posted: 04/18/2014 2:02 a.m.
Home BancShares, the parent company of Centennial Bank, had record net income of $27.3 million in the first quarter, the Conway bank said Thursday.
posted: 04/18/2014 1:58 a.m.
Simmons First National Corp., which has acquired two Arkansas banks in six months, reported earnings of $4.4 million in the first quarter, the Pine Bluff bank said Thursday.
posted: 04/17/2014 3:20 a.m.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce agreed Wednesday to appoint Michael McAfee as receiver in a lawsuit filed by Simmons First National Bank against Mountain Pure Water Co. of Little Rock, its owner and others.
posted: 04/15/2014 2:37 a.m.
Bank of the Ozarks earned $25.3 million in the first three months of this year, a 26 percent improvement over net income of $20 million in the same period last year, the Little Rock bank said Monday.
posted: 04/11/2014 2:18 a.m.
The Arkansas Securities Department filed a complaint Thursday in Pulaski County Circuit Court against William David Crain, a former investment adviser with St. Bernard Financial Services of Russellville, seeking to enforce a subpoena against him.
posted: 04/10/2014 3:22 a.m.
Four University of Arkansas students who developed a business plan for a drug that treats age-related macular degeneration won the graduate award in the 14th Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup collegiate business-plan competition Wednesday.
posted: 04/09/2014 3:14 a.m.
Cafe Rue Orleans owner Maudie Schmitt will put in a call today for about 800 pounds of crawfish. That’s about 200 pounds less than she can realistically sell this weekend at the Fayetteville restaurant, but likely a larger order than her supplier can accommodate.
posted: 04/08/2014 5:05 a.m.
An increase in natural-gas prices since the fall means Arkansas customers will see a jump in their utility bills this summer, company executives and a regulator said Monday.
posted: 04/03/2014 3:33 a.m.
Auto registrations in Arkansas jumped 86 percent in February compared with the same month last year, Cross-Sell of Lexington, Ky., said Wednesday.
posted: 04/03/2014 3:27 a.m.
Gary Rickenbach, former senior vice president of One Bank & Trust in Little Rock, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and four other offenses by the U.S. attorney’s office Wednesday.
posted: 04/01/2014 3:01 a.m.
Shares of Tyson Foods Inc., a processor of meat products distributed worldwide, jumped more than 31 percent in the first quarter, easily the best performance of any Arkansas stock in the first three months of the year.
posted: 03/30/2014 2:59 a.m.
Bank sales in Arkansas are giving other banks in the state the opportunity to open branch offices in metropolitan areas.