Newly Renamed Anstaff Bank Plans Growth

Newly Renamed Anstaff Bank Plans Growth

The former First National Bank of Green Forest changes its name as part of an expansion mode, moving outside of its historic base of operations with a nongeographic label in its name. Anstaff has nine branches in Carroll, Boone, Madison and Newton counties.
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Murphy Oil Net Income Skyrockets in 4Q

The El Dorado company reported net income of $375.2 million in the fourth quarter, but even better results -- $442 million -- from continuing operations.
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Fed 'Patient' on Rates While Noting Improving Economy

Fed 'Patient' on Rates While Noting Improving Economy

The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health.
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The List The Biggest Deals of 2014

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 ranked by price. The list includes buyer, seller, price, description and month announced.

Rank Buyer Seller Price
1 Tyson Foods Inc. The Hillshire Brands Co. 8,550,000,000
2 Government of Indonesia, PT Pertamina Malaysia Eksplorasi Produksi Murphy Oil Corp. 2,000,000,000
3 Entergy Arkansas Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC, Entergy Texas Inc. Union Power Partners LP 948,000,000
4 HealthSouth Corp. EHHI Holdings Inc. 750,000,000
5 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 658,000,000

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Ross Cranford on the Current 'Revolutionary' Climate in Advertising & Marketing

Before leaving to create his new agency, Ross Cranford worked for 19 years at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, starting as a junior copywriter in 1995, then writer, digital creative director, associate creative director, director of strategic planning, vice president for tourism services and member of the board of directors.