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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

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 >

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 >

CMS Database Shows Medicare Payments to Doctors, Others in 2012

The Wall Street Journal has published a searchable database of information made public by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The list shows total Medicare payments to doctors and other health care providers across the country, including Arkansas, in 2012. read more >

Arvest Bank Names Craig Rivaldo CEO in Benton County

Arvest Bank of Fayetteville says Craig Rivaldo, president and CEO of Arvest Bank of Fort Smith, has been named the president and CEO of Arvest Bank of Benton County effective May 1. Rivaldo replaces H. Dennis Smiley Jr., who resigned from the post last month. Rivaldo began his career with Arvest as a trainee with McIlory Bank in Fayetteville in 1987. read more >

Arvest Bank Files to Turn Over $552K In Dennis Smiley Money

Arvest Bank tells the Benton County Circuit Court that it's holding nearly $552,000 in stock option proceeds and stock plan checks to H. Dennis Smiley Jr., a former bank executive who's under a federal criminal investigation for bank fraud. read more >

UAMS Gets $2M in Donations, Grants for Northwest Campus Programs

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences marked $2 million in donations and economic development grants to fund program at its campus in Fayetteville. read more >

Little Rock's Robinson Theater to Host 'Devil's Knot' Premiere

The new Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock will host the U.S. premiere of a new film, "Devil's Knot," based on the West Memphis Three case. read more >

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate at 7.1 Percent in February

The state Department of Workforce Services says Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.3 percent in January to 7.1 percent in February. read more >

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