Report: Jonesboro Weathered Recession Well, Leads State in Job Growth

Report: Jonesboro Weathered Recession Well, Leads State in Job Growth

The Great Recession caused millions of workers nationwide to lose their jobs in 2008 and afterward, and thousands of those losses were in Arkansas. Jonesboro, however, fared much better than other Arkansas cities during the economic downturn, and its job growth continues to be a standard-bearer in the Natural State.
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Arkansas Ex-Judge Asks to Withdraw Guilty Plea

Arkansas Ex-Judge Asks to Withdraw Guilty Plea

A former central Arkansas circuit judge is asking a federal judge to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea on a federal bribery charge, two weeks before he is scheduled to be sentenced.
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Kerr Urging Military Members to Buy Renter's Insurance

Kerr Urging Military Members to Buy Renter's Insurance

The state's insurance commissioner says members of the military stationed in Arkansas should consider buying renter's insurance because the Basic Allowance for Housing no longer covers it.
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The List Biggest Deals of the Year

Arkansas' biggest deals of the previous year ranked by price. The list includes buyer, seller, price, description and month announced. Published 2/8/2016.

Rank Buyer Seller Price (millions)
1 Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. Windstream Holdings Inc. 3,445,000,000
2 JBS SA Cargill Pork LLC 1,450,000,000
3 Bank of the Ozarks Inc. Community & Southern Holdings Inc. 799,600,000
4 Cequel Data Centers LLC; TierPoint LLC Windstream Holdings Inc. 575,000,000
5 Bank of the Ozarks Inc. C1 Financial Inc. 402,520,000

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Jerry Adams Excited About Research Talent Attracted to Arkansas

Jerry Adams started the nonprofit Arkansas Research Alliance in 2008. It partners with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to help commercialize technology produced at the FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson.