Investments Archive

US Homebuilder Sentiment Declines in July

by Associated Press 7/18/2017 10:27 am

U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, although their overall outlook remains positive.

Video: Bank of the Ozarks Marks 20 Years as a Public Company at Nasdaq

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:48 pm

George Gleason, chairman and CEO of Bank of the Ozarks, rang the opening bell Monday at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Time Square to mark its 20th anniversary as a public company.

JB Hunt 2Q Net Income Down 7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 11:54 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports second-quarter net income of $97.9 million, down nearly 7 percent from the same quarter last year.

Public-Private Partnerships Face Headwinds in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

State Rep. Warwick Sabin finally got his public-private partnership bill passed in the Arkansas Legislature this year, but political compromises left some holes in its potential uses.

Hall-Davidson Combo Brings in $2.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

The $2.3 million purchase of adjoining buildings set in motion a multproperty redevelopment in downtown Little Rock.

Average US Mortgage Rates Rise; 30-Year at 4.03 Percent

by Associated Press 7/13/2017 10:55 am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the second straight week. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for the first time since May.

Yellen Tells Congress to Expect More Rate Hikes

by Associated Press 7/12/2017 11:15 am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Wednesday that the central bank expects to keep raising a key interest rate at a gradual pace and also plans to start trimming its massive bond holdings this year.

Hot Springs Sees Boom in Craft Beer Breweries

by Jan Cottingham 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Tapping into Hot Springs thermal culture, the craft brewing industry in Spa City is hot.

Financial Priorities (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Poor allocation of available resources is epidemic among American households, which is not surprising since perpetuating the monthly payment mentality is a cornerstone of the American economy.

Windamere, Markham House Lead Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

A 109-unit multifamily project in southwest Little Rock and a 73-room hotel in midtown Little Rock highlight a group of eleven recent multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County.

Small-Business CEOs, Your 401(k) Plan Matters (Tim Quillin Expert Advice)

by Tim Quillin 7/10/2017 12:00 am

In every facet of 401(k) plans, fees are declining. There are three primary hands in the 401(k) cookie jar: recordkeepers/third-party administrators, investment funds and advisers.

Funding Fuels John James to Run Engine Venture

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Fayetteville entrepreneur John James is raising $2 million for his e-commerce company, Engine.

NLR's West Scenic Apartments Sold in $4 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

A 140-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock, an automotive development in west Little Rock and undeveloped land in Little Rock's Riverdale area provide a trio of multimillion-dollar transactions.

PrivacyStar Ready to Roll Out CallerYD Feature Following Private Placement

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

First Orion Corp. of Little Rock was expected to complete its $4 million private placement by the end of last month.

Stephens Inc. Capitalism Series Features a Familiar Face, Jack Stephens

by Kyle Massey 6/30/2017 11:56 am

Stephens Inc., which launched a multimedia series in May dedicated to bolstering the image of capitalism, is focusing on one of its own — Jack Stephens — in its latest short film in the series.

Bank of the Ozarks Completes Corporate Restructuring

by Lance Turner 6/27/2017 02:05 pm

Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock completes a corporate reorganization that merged Bank of the Ozarks Inc., the bank's parent holding company, with its bank, which continues as the surviving corporation.

Super Mover: Joel Gordon of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Joel Gordon has been named the new executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock.

Jeff Standridge On Why Companies Should Encourage Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

"A vibrant startup/innovation ecosystem is a great place for an established company to source talent," says Jeff Standridge, chief catalyst of The Conductor at UCA.

Condo Inventory Dwindles at 7-Story Legacy Building

by George Waldon 6/26/2017 12:00 am

After crashing on takeoff, Fayetteville's Legacy Building is finally approaching full developmental realization under its fourth ownership group.

With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course with Wal-Mart

by Nandita Bose and Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 6/19/2017 07:20 am

With its $14 billion purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc., Amazon announced its intention to take on Wal-Mart in the brick-and-mortar world.

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