Investments Archive

Dear Consumer: Breathe! (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 12/5/2016 12:00 am

The election is over. Exhale. The holidays are here and retail doors are ready to be busted in search of discounts and deals designed to spur consumer spending. And overall spending should see an upturn.

LiveRamp Will Acquire Two Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/29/2016 02:01 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock says its company, LiveRamp of San Francisco, will acquire marketing startups Arbor of New York City and Circulate of Philadelphia for about $140 million.

Contractors Cite Job Losses, Hope for Infrastructure Investment

by Sarah Campbell 11/29/2016 12:35 pm

The Associated General Contractors of America says Little Rock metropolitan area placed fourth out of 358 metros nationwide in construction jobs lost between October 2015 and October 2016.

Delta Regional Authority, Governor Announce $26M in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 04:36 pm

The Delta Regional Authority, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and their federal and local partners announced Monday nearly $26 million in new investments that will create or retain an estimated 650 jobs.

Foreclosure Surprised Regions Building Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

An attorney for the owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock said recently that he had no indication that a foreclosure lawsuit was being filed against the property.

Gateway Bank Gearing Up for Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Gateway Bank, formerly know as the Bank of Rison, is in the process of raising $3 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Stone House Drops Stock in USA Truck

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Stone House Capital of New York reported in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission that its holdings of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren had been reduced to 588,961 shares, or 7.1 percent of the company.

Tianyuan Garment Factory Turns Tide: 400 Jobs ‘Reshored' to Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A Chinese garment maker's plan to spend $20 million building a factory in Little Rock is an example of a manufacturing phenomenon that is picking up steam as automation begins to wash out the labor cost advantage that for decades enticed manufacturers to move overseas.

Harding Professor Phil Brown's 4 Ways Arkansas Companies Can Keep Accounting Recruits

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Phil Brown is a professor and co-chair of the Harding University Accounting & Finance Department at Searcy.

Business Equipment: Leases vs. Loans (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

by Marcus Guinn 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Small-business owners often bring their consumer mindset to running their businesses, particularly in the early years of owning. In many regards this mindset is helpful, but it can also hinder progress when it comes to the idea of leasing.

Tyson Foods' 4Q Profit Misses Expectations, Shares Fall 15 Percent

by Marty Cook 11/21/2016 12:28 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $391 million, or $1.03 per share.

Pinnacle, Central Bank Combo Builds Assets To $200M

by George Waldon 11/21/2016 12:00 am

There are a lot of moving parts to the acquisition equation in the pending merger of Pinnacle Bank of Rogers and Central Bank of Little Rock.

America's Car-Mart Reports 2Q Income of $5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 11:35 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter income of $5 million, up from a loss of $495,000 it reported in the same quarter a year ago.

Simmons First to Pay $72M for Third Bank in Tennessee

by Gwen Moritz 11/17/2016 07:04 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff has struck a deal to acquire another Tennessee bank: First South Bank of Jackson.

Trustee: Turner Grain Transferred $100M to Related Firms

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley transferred nearly $100 million to its related companies a year before it filed for bankruptcy protection, according to lawsuits recently filed by its Chapter 7 trustee.

Peco Foods Delivers $35M Boost for Corning's Bruised Economy

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The opening of the Peco feed mill in Corning earlier this year broke a long dry spell of big industrial development news for Corning and provided a glimmering counterpoint to the closing of the 44-year-old L.A. Darling plant.

After Ray Dillon's $3M Exit, Deltic Timber Seeks a CEO

by Kyle Massey 11/14/2016 12:00 am

In the month since Ray C. Dillon retired as CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. — a departure seen as surprising and sudden — he and officers of the El Dorado company have had little to say about the transition.

Dillard's Sees 3Q Profit Down 50 Percent Amid More Sales Declines

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2016 04:06 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports third-quarter net income of $22.8 million, down 50 percent from the same quarter last year, and same-store sales continued a streak of declines. CEO William Dillard II said the retailer is working through a "tough time."

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Home BancShares Announces $88.5M Florida Bank Buy

by George Waldon 11/7/2016 04:59 pm

The parent company of Centennial Bank today announced the purchase of Giant Holdings Inc., the parent of Landmark Bank of Fort Lauderdale, for $70 million in stock and $18.5 million in cash.

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