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Former USA Drug Head Steve LaFrance Sr. Dies

Steve LaFrance Sr., who last year sold his USA Drug pharmacy chain to Walgreen's for $438 million, has died at his home in Pine Bluff, according to Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley. read more >

Texarkana's Truman Arnold Cos. Off Largest Private Companies List After Execs Move to Dallas

Truman Arnold Cos. worked its way up to No. 1 for the first time in 2001 and held that position most years since then. But their subtraction from the 2013 list means Stephens Inc. is on top of Arkansas Business' list of top private firms. read more >

Arkansas Retailers See More Revenue in 2012

Of the 18 retailers among the 75 largest private companies, 16 showed revenue increases over 2011 figures, one remained flat and only Russell Chevrolet of Sherwood, whose revenue was estimated, dipped slightly. read more >

Update: Walgreen Closing Three More USA Drug Stores

Walgreen Co. of Deerfield, Ill., closed a USA Drug store in Benton on Thursday and two more stores in Pine Bluff will close in February. read more >

Arkansas Job Market is Still Strong for Pharmacists

Walgreen Co. of Deerfield, Ill., may be closing 27 Arkansas pharmacies, but industry observers don't think the state's pharmacists will have trouble finding work in the future. read more >

Walgreens Will Close 76 USA Drugs, 27 in Arkansas

Walgreen Co. of Deerfield, Ill., announced Monday that it would close 76 USA Drug-affiliated stores by November, including 27 in Arkansas. read more >

Walgreen to Buy USA Drug, Other Store Brands from LaFrance for $438 Million

Walgreen Co. of Deerfield, Ill., says it is buying Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings Inc.'s regional drugstore chain, which includes USA Drug and Super D Drug stores, in a $438 million deal. read more >

Revenue at Largest Private Companies Ranges From $80 Million to $3 Billion

Truman Arnold Cos. returned to the top of Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies last year and remains there with 2011 annual revenue that is more than double the next-highest confirmed figure on the list. read more >

Truman Arnold Roars Back to Top of Private Companies List

TAC reported almost $2.3 billion in revenue during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, an 80 percent increase over fiscal 2009. read more >

Private Companies Drive Growth (Jeff Hankins Publishers Note)

It's worth noting that there are a number of companies that would rank in the largest 75 list that we don't know about because they decline to share revenue numbers. You know who you are, and we applaud you and your contributions to the state's business s read more >

Who Pays $1 Million for a Home?

In 2009, 14 seven-figure residential transactions in Little Rock last year - and two of those were promptly razed. Sales of million-dollar homes have been declining in Pulaski County each year since 2004, when 29 were sold. In 2008, 21 million-dollar-plus read more >

USA Drug Sells Its Memphis Locations to Walgreens

USA Drug of Pine Bluff announced Wednesday that it was selling its 17 Memphis area Super-D and Ike's stores to Walgreens of Deerfield, Ill., for an undisclosed amount. read more >

Controversial Story Offers New Estimate of USA Drug Revenue

Pharmacy chain's 2008 revenue now estimated at $971.1 million. read more >

Tough 2008 Shows on List of State's Largest Private Companies

Collecting revenue data for the annual list of the state's largest private companies was harder this year. read more >

Who Pays $1 Million for a Home?

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Who Pays $1 Million for a Home?

In 2005, 27 homes sold for $1 million or more in Pulaski County. Here's a sample of who dropped a cool mill for a new pad last year. read more >

As Chickens Go, So Go State's Largest Firms

A good year in the chicken business translates to big numbers in the annual list of the state's largest private companies. Includes list. read more >

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News of Mary "Lee" Orsini's recent confessions has me thinking of other confessions I'd like to hear. read more >