Investments Archive

‘We Were All Going To Get Rich': Arkansas Business' Best Quotes of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

It's what they said: A look back at the spoken gems from some of the biggest newsmakers of the year in Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents The Best & Worst of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

From truths to tall tales, Arkansas Business takes a look at the highs and lows of 2015.

Buying Sprees of Arkansas Banks Tops List of Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2015

by George Waldon 12/21/2015 12:00 am

The acquisition trail was well traveled by Arkansas lenders in 2015, with the most prominent destinations for new deals lying in Georgia, Florida and Missouri.

Kansas City Group Pays $30M for Stoneleigh Centerton, Stadium Apartments (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 12/21/2015 12:00 am

A real estate firm in Kansas City, Missouri, paid nearly $30 million for two apartment complexes in northwest Arkansas.

My Grown-Up Christmas List (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Amy Grant's grown-up Christmas list includes wishing “that wars would never start” and “everyone would have a friend.” I can't argue with those wishes, but I have some that are a bit more specific.

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business readers are, for the most part, good men and women of business — as was Charles Dickens himself. May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence.

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

Tyson Foods CEO Sees Pay Package Rise in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2015 11:46 am

CEO Donnie Smith of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale saw his compensation rise slightly in 2015, according to the company's proxy filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Wal-Mart to Spend $64M on Raises, Other Workforce Investments in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 12/17/2015 11:02 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville said its $2.7 billion plan to invest in its domestic workforce includes about $64 million in Arkansas, including raises for 39,000 of its employees here.

Mark McLarty Firm Buys 4 Central Arkansas Dealerships

by Lance Turner 12/15/2015 11:29 am

Mark McLarty's McLarty Automotive Group buys four central Arkansas auto dealerships from publicly traded Asbury Automotive.

Bad Boy Mowers Announces Expansion, 160 New Jobs

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 10:13 am

The company will invest $7.8 million in a 68,000-SF facility on 10 acres across from its 1 million-SF, 29-acre facility. The expansion will add 160 future jobs, bringing employment to about 750 workers.

Colorado Group Buys 4 Little Rock Apartment Complexes for $49.7M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

An investment group led by Monarch Investments of Franktown, Colorado, acquired four west Little Rock apartment projects.

Lawsuit Alleges Wild Stories from Scott Smith Led to Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Nicholas Gordon, vice president of Zion Capital Ventures Inc. of New York, charges that he and his company were duped into giving Scott Smith and his SKB Partners LLC close to $1 million.

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand.

List of Top Stockholders in Arkansas Sees Retailers' Stock Fortunes Plummet

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2015 12:00 am

The Waltons are in no danger of losing the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's top stockholders, with $99 billion in just those stock holdings that they are required to disclose publicly under U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission regulations.

Stock Ownership Up as Americans Invest in Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Fifty-five percent of Americans are invested in the stock market, according to Gallup's annual Economics & Personal Finance Survey, conducted in April.

The Trump Dilemma (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Donald Trump is the front-runner for the nation's highest office among candidates from one of the two major parties. The media didn't create his popularity, but neither can it be ignored.

Architect Unveils Tech Park's Phase 1 Designs

by Mark Carter 12/10/2015 09:22 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Board Authority got the chance to visualize the fruits of its labor on Wednesday, seeing new architectural renderings of the park's first phase for the first time.

Bank of the Ozarks to Sell 2M Company Shares

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2015 03:02 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock said Tuesday that it will sell more than 2 million shares of common stock at a price of $52.42 per share — about $110 million.

$4.9 Million Judgment Filed Against Walter Quinn

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Prosperity Bank of El Campo, Texas, filed a $4.9 million consent judgment against Quinn, a leading investor in Heartland Bank of Bryant.