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Windstream Names Lewis Langston CIO, Adds Other Senior Leaders
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Windstream Names Lewis Langston CIO, Adds Other Senior Leaders

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announced more senior leadership changes on Monday.
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Trial Set for Former ThermoEnergy Exec Andrew Melton on Fraud Charges

Melton's facing allegations that he used almost $110,000 of ThermoEnergy's money to pay a personal judgment against him and then doctored the company's financial statements to make it appear that the payments were legitimate business expenses.
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Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

The mergers and acquisitions spigots were opened wide last year in Arkansas. The number of big deals — those valued at $9 million or more — soared 38 percent, increasing to 101 in 2014 compared with 73 in 2013.
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Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

Metroplan last month released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” which examines what it calls “the new economy” in central Arkansas in the aftermath of the Great Recession.
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Windstream Appoints 2 Senior Vice Presidents

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Bank of the Ozarks Net Income Up 42 Percent

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported a 42 percent increase in fourth-quarter net income. read more >

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