Investments Archive

Fayetteville's Tech Atlantis Finds Zen with New Name, Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Tech Atlantis, a provider of cloud-based tax services, is relocating in Fayetteville to the downtown square and changing its name to Zenwork.

Fiscal Pain Shared By Walter Quinn, Heartland Bank

by George Waldon 9/5/2016 12:00 am

More than five years down the road from the bursting real estate bubble, Little Rock's Heartland Bank and its largest shareholder were battered by loans related to another sector: oil and gas.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

Acxiom Completes $22M Sale of Email Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2016 02:48 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Thursday announced that it has completed the sale of its Impact email business to Zeta Interactive of New York City for $22 million.

Property, Cash Included in One Bank's Settlement with BHL

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

Johnelle Hunt's BHL Financing LLC received assets valued at $2.8 million in its settlement with Little Rock's One Bank & Trust.

Colonial Arms, Oakwood Place Apartments Sell For $5M In Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 8/29/2016 12:00 am

White Rock Investments LLC, led by Tim Brisiel of Fayetteville, paid $5 million for two apartment complexes.

Report Examines Trends in CEO Pay

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

In 2015, the chief executive officers in the largest companies in the United States earned an average of $15.5 million, 276 times the annual average pay of the typical worker, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

Allcorp Follows Acme Holding Into Bankruptcy

by George Waldon 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The Chapter 11 filing by Little Rock's Allcorp Inc. in July marks the third Arkansas bank holding company to enter bankruptcy court in four years.

Start Here Little Rock to Host Event Saturday

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2016 10:22 am

Start Here Little Rock, an initiative to increase the engagement of women and minorities in the entrepreneurial process in Little Rock, will host an event on Saturday.

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it's corporate welfare.

Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state's base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.

America's Car-Mart 1Q Income Up 54 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 04:12 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reports income of $7.1 million, up from $4.6 million in the same quarter a year ago.

SPONSORED: New Regulations Affect Trustees Of Retirement Plans

by 8/17/2016 08:29 am

A retirement plan review with experts can reduce risk and maximize benefit to employees.

Disasters, Low Oil Prices, Shale Cause $6.4B Loss at BHP Billiton

by Lance Turner 8/16/2016 10:39 am

Battered by a devastating dam disaster in Brazil, low commodity prices and losses in shale holdings – including operations in Arkansas – mining giant BHP Billiton posted a record $6.4 billion annual loss on Tuesday.

'Problem Assets' Spur Fundraising at Heartland Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

The parent company of Heartland Bank is raising $3 million “to meet the working capital needs of the holding company while we're preserving the capital of Heartland Bank,” said Judy Lawton, president.

Arkansas Employers Help With Retirement Advice, Tools

by Marty Cook 8/15/2016 12:00 am

David George doesn't apologize for using scare tactics when he gives seminars at part of the Investor Education Program for the Arkansas Securities Department.

Arkansas Homeowners No Longer Playing With House Money

by Kyle Massey 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Once upon a time, homeowners thought it was perfectly fine — smart even — to carry greater debt on their houses and take out the equity as cash for investments. After all, interest rates were low, homebuyers were eager, and everyone knew that housing could never decline in value. Well, that last part turned out to be a fairy tale.

NFL's Darren McFadden Learns Lesson From Financial Fumble

by Mark Friedman 8/15/2016 12:00 am

In June, Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden filed a lawsuit accusing his former family friend and financial adviser, Michael Vick of Pulaski County, of “gross incompetence, self-dealing and outright theft” of more than $15 million.