Gearhart Leaves after 7 Years Leading University of Arkansas
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Gearhart Leaves after 7 Years Leading University of Arkansas

G. David Gearhart wrapped up a seven-year tenure as chancellor of the University of Arkansas hopeful that a state with few college graduates will push more of its children into higher education.
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Panel Buys Governor Time on Common Core Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he wanted his Common Core task force to come up with an "Arkansas solution" as it waded into the debate over standards that have come under fire from many conservatives. Instead of solving a problem, the panel just bought him more time.
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Mary Beth Brooks: Farmers & Merchants' Offer a 'Surprise' But Made Sense

Mary Beth Brooks: Farmers & Merchants' Offer a 'Surprise' But Made Sense

Selling the Bank of Fayetteville wasn't urgent, CEO Mary Beth Brooks said Friday morning, but after Farmers & Merchants Bankshares of Stuttgart expressed an interest, the deal made a lot of sense.
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Mike Huckabee Earned Nearly $4M from Speeches, Publishing in 2014

Mike Huckabee Earned Nearly $4M from Speeches, Publishing in 2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2014 earned nearly $1 million from giving speeches and nearly $3 million from a publishing company that he runs, according to financial records filed Friday.
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The List Arkansas Banks by Return on Equity

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

Rank Name ROE Net Income
1 First Federal Bank 34 21,921,000
2 Riverside Bank 21 1,691,000
3 Ozark Heritage Bank 16 1,621,000
4 Farmers Bank & Trust 16 9,019,000
5 First Security Bank 16 100,444,000

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EquityNet's Judd Hollas Sees Plenty of Room in Crowdfunding

Before founding EquityNet in 2005, Judd Hollas was division manager for Beta-Rubicon Inc. of Fayetteville, a consulting firm specializing in technology assessment and business due diligence services. He has 20 years of experience as an independent technology analyst and investment manager in the private and public domains.