Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

Physical branches are still important and will remain vital, bankers say, even as the number inches downward as customers increasingly bank online.
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Hugg & Hall Purchases RPM Services & Rentals of Louisiana

Hugg & Hall Equipment Co. of Little Rock has acquired equipment rental company RPM Services & Rentals LLC of Houma, Louisiana.
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US Says Fuel Economy Likely Won't Meet 2025 Targets

The U.S. government says fuel economy of the nation's fleet of cars and trucks won't meet its targets in 2025 because low gas prices have changed the types of vehicles people are buying.
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