4 Insurers Propose Rate Increases of at Least 10 Percent
Allen Kerr

4 Insurers Propose Rate Increases of at Least 10 Percent

Four of the five insurers offering policies on Arkansas' insurance marketplace next year under the federal health law have proposed rate increases of at least 10 percent. The state has until Aug. 23 to approve rates for next year.
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5 Companies Given Global Trade Awards, Trans-Pacific Partnership Touted

Esterline Defense Technologies, CAT Squared of Conway, RH Preyda of Hot Springs, Cobb-Vantress Inc. of Siloam Springs and Rock Town Distillery Inc. of Little Rock were recognized at an annual luncheon Tuesday. Deputy Director of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, the speaker said ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement would help Arkansas businesses.
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Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to get plugged in stay entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program.
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Tux Dollars at Work as Menguin Raises Nearly $1M from Investors

Menguin Inc., an online tuxedo rental company in Fayetteville, raised nearly $1 million in a recent offering, according to a document on file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
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The List Largest Residential Real Estate Agencies

Data includes most recent full year's sales, total units sold, no. of licensed agents/brokers, $2 million+ producers, branch offices, main geographic areas of concentration, primary broker or head of company and contact info.

Rank Name 2015 Total Sales Volume ($) Total number of units sold in 2015
1 Crye-Leike Realtors 1,213,411,755 7,999
2 Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 575,812,632 2,876
3 Keller Williams Market Pro Realty 472,430,862 2,448
4 Lindsey & Associates 467,900,000 1,911
5 Coldwell Banker RPM Group 355,500,000 2,060

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RPM Group's Kris Upton on How Technology Brings an Agent's Success Back Home

Kris Upton, 46, is president of the RPM Group, where he's worked since 2003, and previously has served the company as treasurer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.