Investments Archive

Election Effect Boosts Arkansas Banks

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. and Home BancShares Inc. were among those companies enjoying sizable stock price bumps during the past two months.

Executive Ranks Shuffle at Flipkart, Eyed by Wal-Mart

by Reuters 1/13/2017 10:52 am

Kalyan Krishnamurthy is named CEO of India's Flipkart, in which Wal-Mart is looking to invest between $750 million and $1 billion.

Report: Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs This Month

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 1/10/2017 03:15 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

SPONSORED: Four Ways To Fight For Progress In 2017

by 1/9/2017 08:00 am

Measured steps in certain areas of your life can lead to a better you in the coming year.

Wal-Mart's Jet.com Acquires ShoeBuy for $70M

by Associated Press 1/5/2017 02:39 pm

The online retailer Jet.com, now owned by Wal-Mart, says it's acquired the footwear-shopping website ShoeBuy for about $70 million. The deal, announced Thursday, closed Dec. 30.

Volkswagen to Face Lawsuit by Arkansas Highway Employees Fund, Others

by David Shepardson, Reuters 1/5/2017 09:22 am

Volkswagen AG must defend an investor lawsuit filed by pension funds, including one representing Arkansas State Highway Employees, over the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal, a U.S. judge rules.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

Bonanza Creek Energy to File Bankruptcy

by Tracy Rucinski and Ahmed Farhatha, Reuters 12/27/2016 08:08 am

Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. and two other energy firms announced on Friday plans to file for bankruptcy in coming weeks, joining a long list of U.S. energy companies that have succumbed to a drop in oil prices.

GOP: Cut Taxes, Change Brackets; But What About Deficits

by Associated Press 12/26/2016 08:42 am

Congressional Republicans are planning a massive overhaul of the nation's tax system, a heavy political lift that could ultimately affect families at every income level and businesses of every size. Their goal is to simplify a complicated tax code that rewards wealthy people with smart accountants, and corporations that can easily shift profits — and jobs — overseas. It won't be easy.

Arkansas Investors Buy $13.6M Texas Office Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2016 10:02 am

A group of investors affiliated with real estate investment partnership CapRocq has purchased the Parkway Commons building at 5068 W. Plano Parkway in Plano, Texas, for $13.6 million.

Incoming Tyson CEO Tom Hayes Earned $4.6M in 2016

by Marty Cook 12/23/2016 08:38 am

Incoming Tyson Foods Inc. CEO Tom Hayes earned $4.6 million in compensation from the company in 2016, according to Tyson's proxy filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Burgundy Book: Economic Outlook Better for 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2016 02:41 pm

Sixty-five percent of business contacts in the Little Rock zone expect local economic conditions to be better or somewhat better in 2017, according to the latest Burgundy Book.

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.

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.

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.