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MedExpress Double-Dose Buy Tops $4.4 Million (Real Deals)

MedExpress Double-Dose Buy Tops $4.4 Million (Real Deals)
MedExpress at 5326 W. Markham St. in Little Rock.

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, purchased the Markham St. project in midtown Little Rock and the North Little Rock location.
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Holmes Highlights Other Class-Action Cases Settled in State Court

Going to Arkansas state courts to settle class-action cases and avoid federal review has generated a total of $8.34 million in attorneys' fees and expenses in five cases.
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Health Care Construction Spending in Arkansas Is Climbing

Spending on health care-related construction projects in Arkansas nearly doubled in 2015 compared with the previous year.
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