Investments Archive

Filling A Void in Education (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Since my mother showed me how a mortgage amortization worked when I was in junior high, I'm surprised that even a high school student wouldn't know what interest is. Act 480 requires schools to introduce students to basic consumer finance, debt and credit management, and the need is obvious.

The Latest Chance for Pine Bluff (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Pine Bluff has never lacked for boosters, but there must be more than sentimental nostalgia for a once-great city to create real, sustainable growth.

Feds Ask To Sell One Bank & Trust

by George Waldon 4/10/2017 12:00 am

A change of ownership is in motion for Little Rock's One Bank & Trust. The U.S. government has asked for a court-ordered stock sale of controlling interest in the $305 million-asset bank.

Arkansas Loosens Limits, Expands Crowdfunding Options

by Marty Cook 4/10/2017 12:00 am

More Arkansas investors will soon have more options for putting their money to work.

Supreme Court Justices' Data Offers a Peek Beyond Pay

by Mark Friedman 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The seven justices who sit on the Arkansas Supreme Court have a wide range of business investments, from property to tower rent for a radio station.

Whose Facts Will They Believe? (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Business people need to understand data and use it to communicate effectively with consumers, regulators and the media. How can you make your case, clearly and honestly, in such a skeptical age?

Paul Kanneman Joins Simmons Bank as EVP, CIO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Paul Kanneman has joined Simmons Bank as executive vice president and chief information officer. In his role as CIO at Simmons, Kanneman's duties will include management of information technology infrastructure, physical and information security, data analytics, business applications and information technology project management.

Dillard Family's Pay Rose in 2016

by Mark Friedman 4/7/2017 10:22 am

Dillard family members who work at Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock saw their total compensation packages rise in 2016.

Kansas City REIT Buys Magic Springs Theme Park

by Gwen Moritz 4/6/2017 05:02 pm

EPR Properties, a specialty real estate investment trust, announced Thursday a deal to purchase Magic Springs Theme & Water Park in Hot Springs and to retain Premier Parks LLC as its operator.

Outgoing USA Truck Execs Forfeit Company Shares

by Marty Cook 4/5/2017 11:06 am

Randy Rogers, the former CEO of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, would have made nearly $2 million in compensation in 2016 if he hadn't left the company.

Windstream Holdings CEO Tony Thomas' Salary Stays The Same

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 09:54 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. President and CEO Tony Thomas' salary of $1 million didn't change from 2015 to 2016.

The New C-Level: UA-Little Rock Producing Chief Data Officers

by Sarah Campbell 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Chief data officer is an emerging C-level executive role, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is at the forefront of the trend with its new Institute for Chief Data Officers.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Startup Junkie To Pitch IdeaFame to Arkansas Innovators

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville is planning a new pitch competition platform for prospective entrepreneurs and innovators.

Roles Shift in Golden Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The early stages of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of Lex and Ellen Golden have had a revolving door quality.

Southern Bancorp Plans To Raise $20M

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The ownership of Southern Bancorp Inc. recently underwent change to simplify its stock structure and create a more market-friendly organization.

Scholarships for Retail Development (J. Cliff McKinney Commentary)

by J. Cliff McKinney 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Other states recognize the valuable economic contribution of retail. These states have incentive programs — retail scholarships — that Arkansas tries to compete against without an effective answer.

Murphy Chief Roger Jenkins' Pay for 2016 Falls 40 Percent

by Kyle Massey 3/24/2017 11:49 am

Murphy Oil Corp. CEO Roger W. Jenkins took a pay cut of nearly 40 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, with $8.5 million in total compensation compared with just over $14 million in 2015.

SPONSORED: Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

by 3/23/2017 10:28 am

Avoid splurging in favor of long-lasting benefits based on your financial situation.

Wal-Mart to Invest $800M in Chile

by Reuters 3/22/2017 11:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Chilean unit will invest $800 million in the country over the next three years and open 55 to 60 new supermarkets, the company said on Wednesday, a significant outlay at a time of slow economic growth.

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