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Tom Cotton Serving on House Banking, Armed Services Panels
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Tom Cotton Serving on House Banking, Armed Services Panels

Incoming Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton will be serving on the Banking and Armed Services committees when he takes office next year.
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Arkansas Baptist Gets $30M to Repay Debt, Get Back on Track

Little Rock's Arkansas Baptist College recently secured a $30 million funding agreement that has helped calm its troubled financial waters. The deal is a significant event to restore order at the 130-year-old private college after 18 months of trial and tribulation.
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IberiaBank Says Funeral Home Mortgage Payments Have Gone Cold

Gunn Funeral Home of Little Rock is the subject of a foreclosure action filed by IberiaBank of Lafayette, Louisiana.
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Total Assets Up to $64.9B, FDIC Report Finds

The number of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. institutions was down three to 111 in the third quarter, but total assets were up more than $1 billion to $64.9 billion, according to a forecast of banking conditions in Arkansas by the FDIC.
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Steve Massanelli Returns to His Roots in Joining Simmons First National

In joining Simmons First National Corp., Steve Massanelli is returning to his geographic roots: He is a native of Pine Bluff who began his career with Simmons First National Bank as an assistant vice president of correspondent banking. read more >

Angela Wilcoxon, Janet Moore Join Citizens Bank of Batesville (Movers & Shakers)

Angela Wilcoxon has been promoted to senior vice president of enterprise risk management for Citizens Bank in Batesville. Janet Moore has joined Citizens Bank in Batesville as senior vice president of operations. She will lead account services and information technology. read more >

Southern Bancorp's Mississippi Acquisition Tops $1M

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia is paying $1.15 million for the $15.9 million-asset Bank of Bolivar County. read more >

West Little Rock Retail Rings Up $4.5M Purchase (Real Deals)

An 8,245-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.56 million. An investment group purchased the 11400 Cantrell Road property from Chi-Little Rock LLC of Greenville, South Carolina. read more >

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016. read more >

Notable Deaths in 2014

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014. read more >

Best Quotes of 2014

They said it: The best quotes of the year. read more >

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on in 2014. read more >

The Best & Worst of 2014

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014. read more >

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014. read more >

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