Investments Archive

The Influencers: George Makris of Simmons First National Corp.

by Gwen Moritz 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. CEO George Makris still doesn't consider himself much of a banker, but he's a fast learner.

The Influencers: 5 Leaders Behind the Framework of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

Establishing Ethos (J. Kathy Barbeire Commentary)

by J. Kathy Barbeire 8/21/2017 12:00 am

It doesn't matter how passionately you argue or how logical your argument is: If the audience doubts your credibility, they will disregard your message.

State Home Sales Return to Pre-Recession Levels

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/16/2017 04:23 pm

The Arkansas Realtors Association says Arkansas home sales in June weighed in at 3,542 — ahead of the 3,493 sold in June 2006, before the recession rocked the national residential real estate market.

Tyson Foods to Expand Tennessee Plant, Add 300 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/16/2017 01:50 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it will invest $84 million to expand its Union City, Tennessee poultry plant, a move the company said will add more than 300 jobs.

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.

With Corporate Wing Sold, Legacy Capital Goes Beyond Cold-Calling

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Legacy Capital Group sold its corporate benefits business to OneDigital Health & Benefits of Atlanta in late July without disclosing financial terms.

Supply and Demand (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor followed up on a presidential memorandum that had brightened the spirits of the retirement advice industry: It proposed delaying by 18 months the parts of the “fiduciary rule” that were supposed to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

Westrock, Circumference Join Money Managers List

by Gwen Moritz 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Stephens Inc. remains the largest broker dealer operating in the state, and its two registered investment advisers have combined assets under management approaching $12 billion to dominate the money managers list.

Crawford Succeeds Brock at Citizens' Trust Department

by Gwen Moritz 8/14/2017 12:00 am

G. Gene Crawford II, who had been CEO of First National Bank of Crossett, has returned to his hometown to succeed Robin Brock as head of trust services at Citizens Bank of Batesville.

Adviser's Cash Withdrawals Lead Feds to Sportsbook in Rogers

by Mark Friedman 8/14/2017 12:00 am

A federal investigation into suspicious cash withdrawals from a financial adviser's personal bank accounts led agents to uncover a large-scale illegal gambling operation in Benton County.

AI Advisers See New World in Wealth Management

by Jan Cottingham 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Artificial intelligence — AI — software that employs “machine learning” has made huge strides in the past few years, primarily because of improvements in computer processing power and data storage.

Emma Willis on Saving Early for Higher Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Emma Willis is the executive director of the state's 529 GIFT Plan and also serves as director of the ABLE program, a savings account for those with disabilities scheduled to begin in October.

Heartland, One Bank Rack Up More Losses

by George Waldon 8/14/2017 12:00 am

The second-quarter results continued in the red at two Little Rock banks doing business under regulatory agreements.

Digital Assets and Death (Katie Watson Expert Advice)

by Katie Watson 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Digital assets are pervasive in today's society, but what happens an individual's financial information, photos, passwords and other personal information when they become incompetent or die?

U.S. Household Debt Passes 2008 Peak

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Household debt in the United States reached $12.73 trillion in the first quarter of 2017, finally surpassing its $12.68 trillion peak reached in the third quarter of 2008, the height of the financial crisis.

St. John's Apartments in Little Rock Sells for $6M

by George Waldon 8/10/2017 09:33 am

A second Little Rock apartment deal between the same buyers and sellers recently closed.

Dillard's Reports 2Q Loss of $17M; Same-Stores Sales Down 1 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/10/2017 06:57 am

Department store chain Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports a net loss $17.1 million compared with net income of $12.1 million in the same quarter last year.

Update: Walton Brothers Take Stake in Cycling Brand Rapha

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/7/2017 04:27 pm

Steuart and Tom Waltons' RZC Investments is now the majority shareholder of cycling lifestyle brand Rapha of London, England, the companies announced Monday.

Tyson Foods' 3Q Net Income Beats Expectations

by Lance Turner 8/7/2017 06:50 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports net income of $447 million, down 7.6 percent from $484 million in the same quarter last year.

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