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SPONSORED: Patience On Gains Could Lead To Better Returns

by 12/21/2016 11:36 am

Competing plans and potential tax law changes offer possible advantages to taxpayers who wait until early 2017.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/20/2016 12:03 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced Tuesday three appointments of Arkansas residents, effective Jan. 1, to the board of directors for Little Rock and Memphis branches.

Heartland Bank, Stung in NY Bankruptcy, Enters Agreement With Federal Reserve

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 12/20/2016 11:34 am

Heartland Bank of Little Rock enters a written agreement with the Federal Reserve a day after emerging as a creditor to a hedge fund that federal prosecutors have described as "Ponzi-esque." Heartland and its lead shareholder, Walter Quinn, have suffered from the collapse of the oil and gas industry.

SPONSORED: Bell Puts 'Complete' In Complete Consulting

by 12/20/2016 09:05 am

When Chris Bell launched his business 10 years ago, he envisioned competing with firms like the ones he'd worked for since college. But when he noticed the gaps in services many of his clients were experiencing, his entrepreneurial strategy shifted.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

First Community Bank of Batesville To Open Little Rock Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

An $850,000 deal was struck to acquire the dormant branch at 4900 Kavanaugh Blvd. from Allied's regulator-assisted successor: Today's Bank of Huntsville (Madison County).

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.

Sun Paper, McFadden Stories Grab Online Attention in 2016

by Lance Turner 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Stories about major new economic development projects and new jobs are reliable online traffic drivers, but stories about prominent Arkansas figures or how other people's money is spent drove clicks at ArkansasBusiness.com.

Stock Worth $2.24M Buys Little River Bank

by George Waldon 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The acquisition of Little River Bancshares Inc. marks a departure from past means of exchange for First Community Bancshares Inc. of Batesville. The deal closed Monday.

Forrest City Bank Soon To Suit Up in New Name

by George Waldon 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Big Creek Bancshares Inc. of Moro (Lee County) staked a trademark claim on ArmorBank in connection with the deal.

Dusty Middleton Moves to Stone Bank in Harrison (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Dusty Middleton has been hired as senior vice president, senior lending officer and Harrison market manager for Stone Bank of Mountain View.

Regions Center Owners File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 12/16/2016 04:05 pm

Most of the owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — about a month before a hearing to decide whether to appoint a receiver for the property.

Simmons Deal to Enter Oklahoma Will Push Total Assets Above $10B

by George Waldon 12/14/2016 04:42 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announced its intention to enter the Oklahoma market by acquiring Southwest Bancorp Inc. of Stillwater in a $564 million deal that will push its total assets above $10 billion.

Southern Bancorp Community Partners Gets $2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/13/2016 04:06 pm

Southern Bancorp Community Partners gets $2 million — the maximum available under the Financial Assistance program of the U.S. Treasury's Community Development Financial Institution Fund.

Strong Stocks Lift Fortunes on Arkansas Wealthiest Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 12/12/2016 12:00 am

The top stockholders, as always, are the heirs of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton. Their disclosed stock in the Bentonville retailer was valued at $112.7 billion as of Dec. 2.

Stock Price Swings Visit Steady Bank of the Ozarks

by George Waldon 12/12/2016 12:00 am

Bank of the Ozarks shares have followed a sometimes precipitous trek during the past few quarters.

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