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Citing Demand, Metova Plans 100 New Jobs in Conway

Citing Demand, Metova Plans 100 New Jobs in Conway
Inside Metova's downtown Conway office. 

Mobile app development firm Metova, which opened an RFID operations center in downtown Conway earlier this year, has announced expansion plans.
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Stuttgart Mess Leads to Lawsuit for Mid-South Industrial

A contractor has been hit with a $2.6 million lawsuit for allegedly failing to clean up after itself at a Stuttgart food plant in 2013.
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Regions Insurance's Fred Stone on the Most Important Item Your Company Should Protect

In 2005, Fred Stone became CEO of Rebsamen Insurance, which changed its name in December 2007 to Regions Insurance. Stone lives in Rogers and commutes most weeks to Little Rock.
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What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

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Mark Wilson Promoted to SVP/Chief Credit Officer at First Arkansas Bank & Trust (Movers & Shakers)

Mark Wilson, who has been with First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville since 2001, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief credit officer. Since he joined the bank as a loan officer, Wilson has been involved in supervising online banking, debit cards and the Customer Service Call Center. read more >

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ALB Plans to Expand Workforce

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Low Oil Prices Drive Murphy to $73.8M Quarterly Loss

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $73.8 million, noting that earnings were "greatly impacted by the drop in WTI and Brent oil prices by 44 percent between the comparative quarterly periods." read more >

American Railcar to Invest $10.5M, Add 75 Jobs in Marmaduke

American Railcar Industries Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars, is expanding its tank railcar manufacturing facility in Marmaduke. read more >

Arkansas Capital Corp. Gets CDFI Designation

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