Simmons First 3Q Earnings Up 27 Percent
George Makris

Simmons First 3Q Earnings Up 27 Percent

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports third-quarter earnings of $8.8 million, or 52 cents per share, up 27 percent from $6.9 million, or 43 cents per share, during the same quarter last year.
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Arkansas Children's Hospital Seven-Year Campaign Raises $167M

Arkansas Children's Hospital launched the Century of Possibility Centennial Campaign nearly seven years ago with a goal to reach $160 million in donations. It's going to hit that goal with room, and time, to spare.
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Comcast Wins More Internet Customers, Ad Sales Up

Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.
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Picasolar Receives $800k DOE Grant for Solar Efficiency

Picasolar Receives $800k DOE Grant for Solar Efficiency

The $800,000 DOE grant will be matched by $200,000 from Picasolar. Douglas Hutchings, CEO of both Picasolar and Silicon Solar Solutions, said the SunShot awards are the most prestigious and competitive grants a solar startup can receive.
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The List Highest Paid Superintendents

The highest-paid public school superintendents in Arkansas. Includes district/school/co-op, county, compensation and compensation per student.

Rank Name School District Salary & Benefits
1 Rollins, Jimmy D. Springdale School District 336,399
2 Watson, Linda Pine Bluff School District 334,227
3 Hewitt, Paul Fayetteville School District 325,249
4 Suggs, Dexter Little Rock School District 275,247
5 Darr, Margaret J. Rogers School District 270,137

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Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui On Private Education, Raising National Profile

Bill Tsutsui was announced as president of Hendrix in November and assumed office in June. He also is a history professor and author or editor of eight books, including Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan and Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters.