posted: 04/01/2015 2:12 a.m.
Simmons First National's stock had the best performance of Arkansas' largest public companies in the first quarter, gaining 11.9 percent over the past three months.
posted: 03/29/2015 3 a.m.
Northwest Arkansas banks are slowly recovering from the recession and effects from it that hurt the area's economy, said a vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
posted: 03/29/2015 2:01 a.m.
The financial condition of the 109 banks based in Arkansas has improved significantly in the past two years, said Candace Franks, commissioner of the Arkansas State Bank Department.
posted: 03/28/2015 1:59 a.m.
Arkansas' unemployment rate continued a slow decline in February, dropping to 5.5 percent from 5.6 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.
posted: 03/28/2015 1:58 a.m.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is considering softening its stance on the timeline for states to meet early guidelines of the Clean Power Plan, Colette Honorable, a commissioner with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said Friday.
posted: 03/27/2015 1:50 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson is pushing for two amendments to the state's constitution that have economic development implications, he said Thursday at a luncheon for the state's economic development foundation.
posted: 03/25/2015 2:24 a.m.
Two multistate electricity grid operators with facilities in Little Rock are trying to negotiate a compromise over payments for moving power over their transmission systems.
posted: 03/18/2015 2:15 a.m.
Arkansas' unemployment rate in January dipped to 5.6 percent from 5.7 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.
posted: 03/14/2015 1:47 a.m.
International bicycle manufacturer Orbea, whose U.S. operation, Orbea USA, is based in Little Rock, plans to consolidate its West Coast and East Coast distribution centers into one location in North Little Rock.
posted: 03/11/2015 2:19 a.m.
Home sales in Arkansas rose 5.1 percent in January compared with January last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Tuesday.
posted: 03/01/2015 2:15 a.m.
HELENA-WEST HELENA -- For more than 11 years, Southern Bancorp has spent millions of dollars to revitalize Helena-West Helena.
posted: 02/24/2015 2:08 a.m.
Arkansas home sales rose 6.9 percent in December compared with December 2013, according to the the Arkansas Realtors Association.
posted: 02/21/2015 2:11 a.m.
A ship carrying the 3-pound, pirate-themed medals for the Little Rock Marathon, which had been stranded for days off the coast of Long Beach, Calif., finally docked Thursday, Gina Marchese Pharis, executive director of the marathon, said Friday.
posted: 02/19/2015 2:22 a.m.
The apartment vacancy rate in Pulaski County was little changed in the fourth quarter last year compared with the third quarter, according to owners of a firm that follows the central Arkansas apartment market.
posted: 02/13/2015 1:54 a.m.
EL DORADO -- The Arkansas Economic Development Commission approved $14 million in bond guaranties Thursday that will create 120 jobs from expansions at manufacturing plants in Newport and Pine Bluff.