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Lance Turner

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Lance Turner has been with Arkansas Business since 1999 and has been Interactive Editor since 2000. Turner oversees content for ABPG sites, including ArkansasBusiness.com, where he edits the Daily Report enewsletter.

He appears regularly on CBS affiliate KTHV-TV, Channel 11, providing business news reports on "Today's THV This Morning." He is also a panelist on AETN's weekly public affairs program, "Arkansas Week."

He's on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

FCC Approves Sinclair's $1B Deal to Buy Allbritton TV Stations, Including KATV

Reuters and others are reporting that Sinclair Broadcast Group's $985 million deal to buy TV stations owned by Allbritton Communication has been approved by the FCC. read more >

Bill Simon Stepping Down As Leader of Wal-Mart's U.S. Stores

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville says Bill Simon, president and CEO of its U.S. stores, is leaving the company. The retailer named Greg Foran, 53, as his successor. Simon had been the leader of Wal-Mart's domestic operations since June 2010. Foran takes over on Aug. 9. read more >

Home BancShares Completes Purchase of Florida Traditions Bank

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, the parent company of Centennial Bank, completes its previously announced acquisition of Florida Traditions Bank. read more >

Simmons First National 2Q Profit Up 50 Percent

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports a 50 percent rise in second-quarter profit, part of what CEO George Makris called a "landmark quarter" for the fast-growing financial holding company. read more >

TeleTech, Open in Sherwood, Plans New Center in Jonesboro, 150 Jobs

TeleTech Holdings Inc., which this week opened its new Sherwood customer service center, said Thursday that it will open a second site in Jonesboro and employ 150 people. read more >

Another Record: Home BancShares' 2Q Profit Up 60 Percent

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports second quarter profit of $28.4 million or 43 cents per share, another record and a 60 percent increase from the $17.7 million or 31 cents per share it reported in the same quarter last year. read more >

TAC Air to Buy Supermarine FBO at Clinton National Airport

TAC Air agrees to purchase the assets of Supermarine of Little Rock LLC's fixed base operation at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.4 Percent

Arkansas unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point from April, coming in at 6.4 percent in May, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Video: Both Sides Claim Harassment in Wet-Dry Signature Drive

Feelings are running high over the wet-dry question, particularly Faulkner County. Meanwhile, the groups that want to put it for a vote have until July 7 to collect the signatures they need. read more >

Mike Beebe Optimistic for 'Private Option' in 2015

Gov. Mike Beebe said Thursday he remains cautiously optimistic that Arkansas will keep its compromise Medicaid expansion alive next year despite the defeat of a legislator who helped design the program. read more >