ArcBest Corp. Reports 48 Percent Income Drop for 2Q
Judy McReynolds

ArcBest Corp. Reports 48 Percent Income Drop for 2Q

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported second-quarter income of $10.2 million Friday, a drop from the $19.9 million it reported in the same quarter of 2015. The company said an "inconsistent economic operating environment" and a surplus of capacity affected all divisions during the quarter.
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US Regulators: Still Heavy Risk in Big Bank Loans

Federal regulators say risk remains heavy in large loans made by banks and other financial institutions, though lending standards have improved.
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Panel Backs Revamping Arkansas Higher Education Funding

Panel Backs Revamping Arkansas Higher Education Funding

An Arkansas panel has recommended tying higher education funding to factors such as degree completion, a move that supporters say will help make the case that the state's colleges and universities need more money.
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US GDP Grows a Weak 1.2 Percent in 2Q

US GDP Grows a Weak 1.2 Percent in 2Q

Growth in the U.S. economy was sluggish again in the spring, dashing expectations for a robust rebound after a tough winter.
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The List Largest Arkansas Banks by Equity

Arkansas Banks ranked by return on equity also includes total assets and net income.

Rank Name ROE Net Income
1 One Bank & Trust 20 3,234,000
2 Riverside Bank 20 1,665,000
3 Bank of England 20 7,401,000
4 Stone Bank 16 2,068,000
5 Farmers Bank & Trust Co. 16 9,456,000

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Banker Randy Scott Plays Part on East Arkansas Farm Team

Randy Scott is the president and chief operating officer of Farmers Bank & Trust in Blytheville. A 26-year veteran of banking, he has worked the last 16 years at Farmers.