Simmons Name Appears on Arkansas' Tallest Building

Simmons Name Appears on Arkansas' Tallest Building

The new logo of Simmons First National Bank appeared over the weekend on the south side of Little Rock's tallest building, an installation timed specifically so that a photo of the high-profile branding could be shown at the Simmons First National Corp. annual shareholders meeting.
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ACLU Files Lawsuit to Challenge Arkansas Voter ID Law

ACLU Files Lawsuit to Challenge Arkansas Voter ID Law

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month.
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April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks.
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The List Largest Residential Real Estate Agencies

Data includes most recent full year's sales, total units sold, no. of licensed agents/brokers, $2 million+ producers, branch offices, main geographic areas of concentration, primary broker or head of company and contact info.

Rank Name 2013 Total Sales Volume ($) Current number of active licensed agents and brokers
1 Crye-Leike Realtors 1,335,454,802 581
2 Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 547,122,876 203
3 Lindsey & Associates 473,540,118 216
4 Coldwell Banker Rector Phillips Morse 305,890,160 181
5 The Janet Jones Co. 244,332,889 38

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Franklin McLarty on What Big Auto Manufacturers Must Do to Stay on the Road

Franklin McLarty, 39, has had careers in hotels, automobiles, global business and politics. From 2003 to 2005, he was vice president of McKibbon Hotel Group. In 2005, he joined the family business, RML Automotive of Little Rock, helping manage auto dealership franchises across the country. He also is a senior adviser to the Markham Group of Little Rock, a political affairs and campaign management firm.