Investments Archive

ArcBest Announces Restructuring, Income Drop, Job Eliminations

by Marty Cook 11/3/2016 09:26 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith announces a 32 percent decline in third-quarter net income as revenue rose and executives announced a plan to restructure the company.

ArcBest Loses 1, Adds 2 to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 10:53 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith announced the retirement of one member of its board of directors and the appointment of two new directors.

SPONSORED: Which Political Party Does the Market Prefer?

by 10/31/2016 08:59 am

Consumers drive the market more than votes, so stick to a sound financial plan and don't panic over election results.

At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011.

Darren McFadden Trial Date Moved to 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

The trial date of the case involving Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden against his former family friend and financial adviser is expected to be punted to sometime between March and May 2018.

The Shoppes At Har-Ber Sell for $8.8M (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Oklahoma investor Raymond Merrill leads Shoppes at Har-Ber Lakes LLC, which bought a 90 percent share of the 62,000-SF retail center.

Arvest-Central Arkansas CEO Jim Cargill on the Difference Between Service and Expense

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Jim Cargill has been with Arvest for more than 30 years, where he is currently president & CEO of Arvest Bank-Central Arkansas.

Two Financial Centre Sold for $11.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2016 09:22 am

Two Financial Centre at 10825 Financial Centre Parkway in west Little Rock sold for $11.3 million to local investment group Two Financial Centre Holding Co., the Kelley family and the Flake family.

PAM 3Q Income Down 41 Percent

by Marty Cook 10/27/2016 08:58 am

PAM Transport Services of Tontitown reported third-quarter income of $3.4 million, down from $5.8 million in the same quarter of 2015.

Murphy Beats Projections With $16M Loss in 3Q

by Kyle Massey 10/26/2016 05:13 pm

The El Dorado-based petroleum giant posts a loss, but sees encouraging signs.

Higher Lumber Prices Continue To Boost Deltic Timber Profit

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2016 04:42 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday announced net income of $1.5 million, or 12 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2016 compared with $100,000 for the third quarter of 2015.

Fort Smith Foam Plant to Add 100 Workers

by Lance Turner 10/25/2016 11:31 am

Elite Comfort Solutions of Newnan, Georgia, announced Tuesday that it will expand its Fort Smith plant, adding 100 jobs.

Fed's James Bullard: Only One Rate Hike Needed Now

by Lance Turner 10/25/2016 10:12 am

James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, says one hike to a key interest rate is all that's needed right now.

Site Selector: Arkansas' Strong Economic Development Teams An Asset

by Alexis Crowe 10/24/2016 10:29 am

Phil Schneider is the board chair of the Site Selectors Guild and has been in the industry for more than 30 years. The guild is meeting in Little Rock this week.

Mini Golf Owner Accused of Putting Money Away from Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Linda Gauthier has been accused of hiding assets to avoid paying the judgment of nearly $350,000 that Regions Bank obtained from Saline County Circuit Court in 2011, according to a lawsuit filed by Edgefield Holdings LLC of Miami, in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Planned Bank Buy Not First Time for Pinnacle, Central to Consider Merger

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

In 2009, Central Bank of Little Rock intended to merge with Pinnacle Bank of Rogers under the Pinnacle Bancshares banner. At the time, Pinnacle Bank's asset total stood at $126 million.