Investments Archive

Windstream Sees Change in the Air

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/4/2017 12:00 am

CEO Tony Thomas says new products and attention to the balance sheet will get Windstream back in the black.

Tracing Path to Big Buys by Simmons Bank

by George Waldon 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Here's a look at some highlights along the path traveled by Simmons First National Corp. to bring two of its biggest deals home and grow the bank holding company into a $14 billion-asset concern.

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

by Lance Turner 11/29/2017 03:22 pm

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market.

US Economy Expanded at Brisk 3.3 Percent Pace

by Associated Press 11/29/2017 10:03 am

Led by a rise in business investment, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 3.3 percent from July through September, its fastest rate in three years.

Ex-Partner Alleges Walter Quinn Used Straw Borrowers

by Mark Friedman 11/27/2017 12:00 am

A former business partner has alleged under oath that he and others served as straw borrowers so that Walter Quinn of Little Rock could access money from Heartland Bank, where Quinn was a director and its leading shareholder.

Fayetteville Condos Sell for $2.5 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Molly Court LLC, led by Jeff Koenig, bought the multifamily property at Molly Court and Leverett Avenue in Fayetteville.

Ross Whipple Branches Out, Logs Time Away from Boardroom

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Ross Whipple manages more than 120,000 acres of Arkansas timberland as chairman of the Ross Foundation and president of Horizon Timber Services Inc.

Rogers Goes to Jail to Await Fraud Sentencing

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:58 pm

A federal judge in Chicago ordered that serial fraudster John Rogers be remanded to the custody of U.S. marshals.

Switzer Siblings Square Off Over Delta Farmland

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The three children of former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer are fighting over the sale of 409 acres of farmland in western Arkansas County, just south of Humphrey.

Pulaski County Farmland Sells for $11.7 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Farmland, a retail project, two apartment projects, two homes and an industrial property form a procession of Pulaski County million-dollar transactions.

'Roboglasses' for the Blind Get Boost From Grant

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Fauxsee Innovations of Magnolia has landed a one-year, $226,000 grant from the National Eye Institute to continue developing its first product, Roboglasses.

Altimize Wins AEDC Funds

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Altimize, a tenant of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock, has received a financial boost recently and is expanding its offerings.

B&B Solutions Facility Draws $2.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Woodmont Mabelvale LLC of New York bought the 38,000-SF office-warehouse facility in southwest Little Rock from BNBS Properties LLC, led by Jerry Spears.

New Staff Members Start at Stone Bank in North Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Casey Patrick Whitney has joined Stone Bank in Harrison as assistant vice president and customer service manager, and Melissa Ring is a new customer service representative at the Mountain View office.

Economic Developer: Foreign Investment Key to NEA's Future

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 11/17/2017 04:16 pm

While economic development has benefited communities statewide, several high-profile foreign companies and a majority of the newly created jobs (1,000) are slated for northeast Arkansas. The companies include Shandong Ruyi Technology, Risever and Sediver.

Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

by Associated Press 11/17/2017 11:06 am

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

America's Car-Mart Names New CFO, Reports Profit

by Marty Cook 11/17/2017 09:56 am

America's Car-Mart of Bentonville announced that Vickie Judy will become the company's chief financial officer beginning Jan. 1.

Wal-Mart Lifts Profit Outlook on Strong Third-Quarter Results

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/16/2017 07:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville raised its annual profit outlook Thursday after the world's largest retailer reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street projections.

Target Sees Highly Competitive Holiday on the Way

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/15/2017 10:53 am

A cautious outlook on the crucial holiday season overshadowed progress Target made in bringing more customers to its stores, pulling its shares down sharply. The shares of other retailers fell as well, even though overall economic figures show people still spending.

Investment Group Buys Medical Office Building for $7.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2017 09:11 am

The four-story, 49,333-SF Arkansas Neuro-Spine Center at 9101 Kanis Rd. in Little Rock sold for $7.5 million to local investment group Kanis Medical LLC, led by Drs. Christian Michaels and Richard Houk.