Judge Rules Martha Shoffner Corruption Conviction Will Stand
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Judge Rules Martha Shoffner Corruption Conviction Will Stand

A federal judge has upheld the corruption conviction of Arkansas' former treasurer, rejecting her request to have the case heard by state authorities. U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes said he had no authority to set aside the jury's verdict simply because the case might have been better suited for state courts.
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NWA Housing Rebound Cheers Homebuilders

The housing collapse and subsequent recession were body blows to housing developments in northwest Arkansas, but now, there are signs of life and hope.
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Lottery Oversight Committee Votes 'Non Support' On Video Bets

Lottery Oversight Committee Votes 'Non Support' On Video Bets

The Arkansas lottery is trying to find ways to boost sales so the state can award more college scholarships, but a legislative panel showed little affection Tuesday for the methods that could be employed.
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Mark Pryor: $1.2M Raised in First 3 Months of '14

Mark Pryor: $1.2M Raised in First 3 Months of '14

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign says he's raised $1.22 million in the first three months of the year, trailing his Republican rival during the quarter but boasting a larger war chest in his re-election bid.
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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 2013 Total Sales Volume ($) Current number of active licensed agents and brokers
1 Crye-Leike Realtors 1,335,454,802 581
2 Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 547,122,876 203
3 Lindsey & Associates 473,540,118 216
4 Coldwell Banker Rector Phillips Morse 305,890,160 181
5 The Janet Jones Co. 244,332,889 38

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Franklin McLarty on What Big Auto Manufacturers Must Do to Stay on the Road

Franklin McLarty, 39, has had careers in hotels, automobiles, global business and politics. From 2003 to 2005, he was vice president of McKibbon Hotel Group. In 2005, he joined the family business, RML Automotive of Little Rock, helping manage auto dealership franchises across the country. He also is a senior adviser to the Markham Group of Little Rock, a political affairs and campaign management firm.