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ARK Challenge: Eatiply Founder Not Your Typical Young Entrepreneur

ARK Challenge: Eatiply Founder Not Your Typical Young Entrepreneur
Eatiply aims to help businesses and local communities.

David Woodberry isn't typical of the young entrepreneurs you'll find at startup accelerators like the ARK Challenge. Woodberry moved his family from their native Minneapolis to Little Rock to compete in the ARK and grow LinkedCause, which had already launched the TOMS Shoes-inspired Eatiply campaign.
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Simmons First Trust to Buy Talbot Capital Management

Simmons First Trust Co. said Friday that it has agreed to purchase Talbot Capital Management Inc. of Pine Bluff for an undisclosed price.
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US CEOs Less Optimistic About Hiring, Spending

Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter.
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Fed Signals Plan to Keep Key Rate at Record Low

The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. read more >

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A strengthening U.S. economy, combined with a gloomy outlook for growth elsewhere in the world, is pushing the U.S. currency sharply higher. read more >

Windstream Adds William LaPerch, Michael Stoltz to Board

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Tuesday announced the appointments of William LaPerch, the former president and CEO of AboveNet Communications Inc., and Michael Stoltz, a former audit partner with Ernst & Young, to its board of directors. read more >

First Arkansas Bank Sues NLR Businessman John Rogers for $14.2M

First Arkansas Bank & Trust has sued to collect $14.2 million from North Little Rock businessman John Rogers. Meanwhile, Rogers is no longer involved in day-to-day operations of the photo archive and sports memorabilia venture and hasn't been for more than six months, according to Mac Hogan, who's now running the business. read more >

Treasury to Limit Profitability of Corporate Inversions

The Obama administration will decide "in the very near future" what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses to other countries, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday. read more >

Josh Moody's Overwatch Headed to San Francisco for TechCrunch 'Disrupt'

Innovate Arkansas client firm and ARK Challenge alumni startup Overwatch will participate in the prominent national tech conference TechCrunch Disrupt next week in San Francisco. read more >

ARK Challenge Hosts Early Demo Day for NWA Teams

The "lean and mean" theme adopted for the third installment of the ARK Challenge carried over to the startup accelerator program's Demo Day, held Thursday in the Great Hall at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. read more >

Have It Your Way, Eh? (Robert Coon On Politics)

The recent announcement by Burger King Corp. that it would be merging with Canadian donut and coffee chain Tim Hortons and “domiciling” the combined company in Canada has reignited the debate over corporate tax inversions. read more >

Little Rock's RxResults Raises $4M Investment Round

UAMS startup RxResults, a pharmacy risk management company based in Little Rock, on Wednesday announced a $4 million investment by Ansley Equity Partners and Ansley Equities of Naperville, Ill. read more >

Dassault Breaks Ground on $60M Hangar Dedicated to New Models

Dassault Falcon Jet breaks ground on a $60 million expansion at its Little Rock completion facility. read more >

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