Home BancShares Eyes Another Florida Bank, Expects More Acquisitions
Home BancShares Inc. Chairman Johnny Allison

Home BancShares Eyes Another Florida Bank, Expects More Acquisitions

ome BancShares Inc. of Conway is pursuing a deal to purchase Florida Traditions Bank, which has eight branches between Orlando and Tampa, Home BancShares Chairman Johnny Allison said Thursday night at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Little Rock.
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Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, Wife Give $1M to UA Walton Business College

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, and his wife, Shelley, are giving $1 million to the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business. The money will establish the McMillion Family Endowed Excellence Fund, which will help the UA create the proposed School of Global Retail Operations and Innovation.
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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Dips Below 7 Percent

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Dips Below 7 Percent

State officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate has dropped below 7 percent for the first time in more than five years.
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Attorney General Rejects Wording of Proposal to Make Alcohol Sales Legal Througout Arkansas

Attorney General Rejects Wording of Proposal to Make Alcohol Sales Legal Througout Arkansas

The Arkansas attorney general's office has rejected the wording of a ballot proposal that would make alcohol sales legal in all 75 of the state's counties.
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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.