US Stocks Fall for 4th Straight Day; Dow Down 254 Points

US Stocks Fall for 4th Straight Day; Dow Down 254 Points

U.S. stocks fell for the fourth day in a row as concerns about global economic weakness intensified, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her confidence in the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 254 points, or 1.6 percent, to close at 15,660.
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Arkansas Sees Volume, Value of Biggest Deals Drop

The value of mergers and acquisitions last year reached a record high worldwide and in the United States, but Arkansas was a different story. The known value of big deals in the state — those worth $9 million or more — fell 53 percent in 2015 compared with 2014, to $8.8 billion compared with $16.6 billion.
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Jacksonville Mayor: Millage Vote a 'Game Changer'

Jacksonville Mayor: Millage Vote a 'Game Changer'

Jacksonville's new high school should be open by the fall 2019, thanks to voters who on Tuesday approved a 7.6 mill property tax increase to fund facilities.
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Tech Park Talks Timeline with KATV; Mary Good to Step Down

Tech Park Talks Timeline with KATV; Mary Good to Step Down

Sinclair Broadcasting will need at least three years to move its Little Rock ABC affiliate, KATV Channel 7, from its building at Main and Fourth, Little Rock Technology Park Director Brent Birch told board members Wednesday.
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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.