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ARK Challenge: Spencer Jones' Light Bulb Moment Could Benefit Patients

ARK Challenge: Spencer Jones' Light Bulb Moment Could Benefit Patients
Spencer Jones (right) of ARK Challenge startup Jones Innovative Medical Solutions meets with mentors from Gravity Ventures Arkansas.

The road to entrepreneurship takes many different routes. For some, entrepreneurship seems to exist as part of their DNA. For others, a light bulb moment illuminates the way.
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More Baby Boomers' 401(k) Plans Not Financially Ready for Retirement

Baby boomers between 55 and 64 haven't squirreled away that much money for retirement, though some Arkansas money managers say their clients mostly will be financially ready.
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Arvest Extends Lead on List of Largest Trust Departments

This week, Arkansas Business presents three industry lists with the common theme of wealth management: trust departments, money managers and broker-dealers.
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