Go Forward Pine Bluff Moves Toward Tax Votes
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Go Forward Pine Bluff Moves Toward Tax Votes

A plan to make major improvements to the downtown Pine Bluff area and enhance education is looking toward a sales tax to help fund its numerous recommendations.
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CS&L to Change Name, Buy Hunt Telecom for $170M

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock announces another acquisition and said it will change its name to Uniti Group Inc. effective Monday.
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Home BancShares Completes Giant Holdings Inc. Buy

Home BancShares Completes Giant Holdings Inc. Buy

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway said Friday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Giant Holdings Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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ASU Trustees Approve Operations Agreement for New Campus in Mexico

ASU Trustees Approve Operations Agreement for New Campus in Mexico

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved an updated 10-year collaboration agreement with a nonprofit partner of A-State that is building a $100 million, 800,000-SF campus in Queretaro, Mexico.
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The List The Biggest Deals in 2016

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

Rank Buyer Seller Price
1 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Jet.com Inc. 3,300,000,000
2 Windstream Holdings Inc. EarthLink Holdings Corp. 1,008,350,000
3 Suncor Energy Murphy Oil Corp. 744,000,000
4 Simmons First National Corp. Southwest Bancorp Inc. 567,500,000
5 Enbridge Inc. Murphy Oil Corp. 538,000,000

Executive Q&A

Hive Chef Matthew McClure Sees Opportunity in Having a Full Plate

Matthew McClure has been named a semifinalist for three consecutive years for the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South. This year's semifinalists are announced this month.