Investments Archive

Former Windstream CEO's Exit Tied to Performance

by Sean Beherec 3/17/2015 09:59 am

In an interview, Windstream CEO Tony Thomas said his predecessor's departure was in part due to poor performance.

CJRW@SXSWi: Eric Ries Shares How Lean Startup Strategies Can Apply to All Businesses

by Zack Hill 3/16/2015 05:39 pm

Eric Ries, who pioneered the new-business methodologies known as "The Lean Startup," shares tips and advice for small businesses and startups at South-by-Southwest Interactive in Austin.

Deltic Executive Pay Drops in 2014

by Jan Cottingham 3/16/2015 11:27 am

Despite Deltic Timber's strong earnings in 2014, compensation paid four of the five top Deltic executive officers dropped compared with 2013.

J.B. Hunt CEO's Pay at $4.3M in 2014

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 10:10 am

John N. Roberts III, the president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, was paid more than $4.3 million in 2014 and exercised stock options for another $906,752.

Windstream Executives Saw Pay Bump in 2014

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 10:01 am

Former CEO Jeff Gardner and his replacement, Tony Thomas, both saw pay increases in 2014 compared to the year before.

Remove GI Tax Barrier (James George Feedback)

by James George 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Education cost savings of $154.8 million could be achieved in 2015 by exempting military retirement pensions from the Arkansas income tax.

John Rogers $2.5 Million Sham Deal Included Honus Wagners

by George Waldon 3/16/2015 12:00 am

If there's a single deal that captures the fast-and-loose dealings of John Rogers, it is his purported purchase of The Oklahoman newspaper photo archives for $2.5 million in July 2011.

ArcBest Corp. CEO Gets $2.3M in 2014 Compensation

by Marty Cook 3/13/2015 12:00 pm

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made more than $2.3 million in 2014 thanks to a combination of cash incentives that totaled more than $1.3 million, the company said in its annual proxy statement.

Field Agent Receives $2M Round from Kansas City VC Firm

by Mark Carter 3/10/2015 09:01 am

Field Agent CEO Rick West said the money will be used for new product development and international expansion. Field Agent has grown a network of more than 600,000 international "agents" who use their smartphones to provide retail intelligence through a Field Agent app.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Aaron Burkes to Lead ADFA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 01:27 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants former Republican lawmaker Aaron Burkes to be the next head of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Hutchinson on Monday submitted Burke's name to the ADFA board. Gene Eagle currently serves as ADFA president.

Bull Market Turns 6 After Rising From Housing Collapse

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 11:21 am

In 2009 the stock market was filled with panic. Fast forward six years, and investors are enjoying one of the longest bull markets since the 1940s.

AEDC Wants Seed Money Back from Oxane Materials

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

AEDC has filed a complaint against Oxane Materials of Houston, Texas, seeking to recoup money given to the company in hopes of creating jobs in Van Buren.

New DataCo Technologies Company Raises Over $1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

DataCo Technologies Inc. has been described as a marketing data company that's “really focused on social data,” according to one insider. A couple of the founders are former staffers at Little Rock's Acxiom Corp.

Consent Order Imposes $25k Fine on St. Bernard

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2015 02:47 pm

St. Bernard Financial Services Inc. of Russellville will pay a $25,000 fine to the Arkansas Securities Department for failing to properly supervise broker Steele Stephens.

ADFA Invests $5M in Atlanta's Noro-Moseley Partners, Early Investor in Acumen Brands

by Mark Carter 3/5/2015 10:17 am

Noro-Moseley is a venture-capital fund that has been increasing its activity in Arkansas. In 2010, it invested $3.5 million in Fayetteville's Acumen Brands.

McLarty Automotive Group Buys Missouri Dealership From Frank Fletcher

by Lance Turner 3/4/2015 02:39 pm

Mark McLarty's McLarty Automotive Group said Wednesday that it has purchased Frank Fletcher Honda of Columbia, Missouri, from Frank Fletcher of North Little Rock.

Charles Morgan to Entrepreneurs: Surround Yourself with Good People

by Mark Carter 3/4/2015 09:32 am

Former Acxiom Corp CEO Charles Morgan has some advice for entrepreneurs: surround yourself with good people, secure adequate funding, learn from your mistakes and believe in yourself.

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 10:33 am

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week.

British Broker Tied to Joyce Judy Case Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 12:00 am

Emlyn Mousley pleaded guilty to wire fraud last week in federal court in South Carolina. In exchange for pleading guilty to one of the three charges included in a grand jury indictment back in November 2013, Mousley was sentenced to three years of probation. And he was allowed to return to London.

Yellow Rocket Concepts Combine Partnerships

by Jan Cottingham 3/2/2015 12:00 am

Yellow Rocket Concepts is a brand that includes several different partnerships.