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Markham Square Draws $11.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

Markham Square Draws $11.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

A 125,000-SF retail project in west Little Rock rang up an $11.15 million transaction. A 16,380-SF microfilm facility in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.49 million. And a Dollar General Store in east Little Rock weighed in at $1.2 million.
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Humor Warms Bench in John Rogers Court Case

An April 14 hearing that featured a revolving door of attorneys at the podium started with a line lifted from a baseball comedy sketch that debuted more than 75 years ago.
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Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains.
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Details on Burt Reynolds Foreclosure Deposition Still Smokey

According to records filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Gregory T. Young, who works at Young & Associates at 11501 Huron Lane, was deposed earlier this month in a foreclosure lawsuit involving actor Burt Reynolds. read more >

Acme Bankruptcy Proceedings Reveal Kevin Lewis Loss

A fractious relationship between Hildene Capital Management and Acme Holding Co. was evident in the April 2-3 courtroom interaction between Rex Terry of Fort Smith, Hildene's local counsel, and Lex and Alex Golden of Little Rock. read more >

Eagle Bank's Jeff Lynch Takes Seat on Federal Reserve Council (Movers & Shakers)

Jeff Lynch, president and CEO of Eagle Bank & Trust in Heber Springs, has been appointed to a three year term on the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. read more >

Acme Holding: No Dividends Weigh Heavily

Did creditors representing $9.5 million worth of debt convince U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Ben Barry that Acme Holding Co. is a lost cause? A ruling in their favor could result in the second auction of an Arkansas bank in three years. read more >

Pediatrics Plus Buy Tops $8.1M Mark (Real Deals)

The sale of a 32,518-SF special needs health and education facility in west Little Rock checked in at $8.19 million. read more >

How America's Middle Class Has Shrunk Since 2000

The struggles of middle-class American families and growing income inequality have risen to the top of the national agenda. read more >

Home BancShares Raises 2Q Cash Dividend

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway said Thursday that it had increased its second-quarter regular cash dividend by nearly 67 percent. read more >

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Up 97 Percent

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday said first-quarter net income nearly doubled from the same quarter last year. read more >

Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup

Teams from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Harding University in Searcy took top honors at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition awards. read more >

Arkansas Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.6 Percent

The state's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6 percent in March, reflecting a revised rate for February. According to DWS, the state's civilian labor force rose by 4,900 from January to February, a result of 5,800 more employed and 900 fewer unemployed Arkansans. read more >

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