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Dillard's Signs Credit Card Agreement With Wells Fargo

Dillard's Signs Credit Card Agreement With Wells Fargo

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock says that Wells Fargo & Co. will handle the publicly traded department store chain's credit cards.
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Dillard Family Members Paid $19 Million in 2013

2013 was not as lucrative as 2012 for the family that controls Dillard's Inc., but eight members of the Dillard family had compensation packages that totaled more than $19 million, according to the annual proxy statement released Wednesday.
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Bank of the Ozarks Raises Dividend to 23 Cents

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock said Tuesday that its board of directors approved a penny increase to its quarterly dividend.
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Simmons First Bank's Searcy CEO Resigns, Will Remain A Director

Brooks Davis resigned as president and CEO of Simmons First Bank of Searcy, the bank announced Tuesday. But he will remain on the local board of directors.
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Home BancShares Eyes Another Florida Bank, Expects More Acquisitions

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway is pursuing a deal to purchase Florida Traditions Bank, which has eight branches between Orlando and Tampa, Home BancShares Chairman Johnny Allison said Thursday night at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Little Rock. read more >

Simmons First 1Q Profit Down 27 Percent

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday reported a 27 percent decline in first-quarter profit but said "core earnings," which exclude one-time costs related to its purchase of Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock, rose compared to the same quarter last year. read more >

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, Wife Give $1M to UA Walton Business College

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, and his wife, Shelley, are giving $1 million to the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business. The money will establish the McMillion Family Endowed Excellence Fund, which will help the UA create the proposed School of Global Retail Operations and Innovation. read more >

Home BancShares' 1Q Profit A Record, Up 56 Percent

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway on Thursday announced another record quarterly profit as it continues to integrate the operations of Liberty Bancshares Inc. of Jonesboro. read more >

April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks. read more >

Simmons Name Appears on Arkansas' Tallest Building

The new logo of Simmons First National Bank appeared over the weekend on the south side of Little Rock's tallest building, an installation timed specifically so that a photo of the high-profile branding could be shown at the Simmons First National Corp. annual shareholders meeting. read more >

Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated. read more >

Winter Weather Chills Profit at J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reported a 6 percent decline in first-quarter profit, as harsh winter weather disrupted rail and trucking operations. read more >

13 Lenders Produce ROE Of More Than 13 Percent

A baker's dozen of Arkansas banks generated returns on equity that topped 13 percent during 2013. Positioned No. 1 among this profitable group is Riverside Bank, headquartered in Little Rock but chartered in Sparkman (Dallas County). read more >

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