New UA Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz Wants to Invest in Students

New UA Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz Wants to Invest in Students
University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz.

Joseph Steinmetz knows what he wants to do but hasn't figured out how he will do it. Steinmetz, 61, was named chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in October and moved into his new office in January. What Steinmetz wants to learn is where the money is and what it's spent on.
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Simmons Bank Drops National, Applies for State Charter

Simmons Bank Drops National, Applies for State Charter

Simmons First National Bank of Pine Bluff, the largest national bank chartered in Arkansas, filed a conversion application with the Arkansas State Bank Department.
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Crawford: Cuban Market Could Boost Arkansas, But Leaders Must Act Fast

Crawford: Cuban Market Could Boost Arkansas, But Leaders Must Act Fast

Cuba's dependence on outside food sources could provide a $36 million annual boost to Arkansas' economy, particularly farmers in northeast Arkansas.
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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.