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Arkansas Bank 'Moving Forward' on Servicing Medical Marijuana Industry

An Arkansas bank says it's moving forward with plans to provide accounts for the state's forthcoming medical marijuana businesses and customers.
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IberiaBank to Pay $11.7M to Settle False Claims Act Case

A case originating from a whistleblower lawsuit filed in Arkansas has resulted in an $11.7 million settlement between IberiaBank Corp. and the U.S. Department of Justice, and two whistleblowers who worked for the bank in Little Rock will receive 20 percent of the recovery.
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Update: Governor's Order Resumes Birth Certificates

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued a directive to the state Department of Health to resume issuing birth certificates.
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