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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

After Baltz Firing, CARTI Issues Statement

CARTI CEO Adam Head and Dr. Balan Nair, CARTI's medical director, issue a statement after the firing of Dr. Brad Baltz, CARTI's highest paid oncologist. read more >

George Gleason Pay Rises to $6.9M

George Gleason, 64, chairman and chief executive officer of Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks, received total compensation of nearly $6.9 million during 2017. read more >

Bank of the Ozarks Wants Name Change: Bank OZK

Publicly traded Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock said Thursday that it wants to change its name to Bank OZK "as part of a strategic rebranding." Shareholders must approve the change, which would take effect in July. read more >

Judge Puts Brakes on Licenses for Marijuana Growers

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the Arkansas Marijuana Commission from officially issuing cultivation licenses. read more >

McDaniel: Marijuana Regulators Should Hire Director

A former Arkansas attorney general who is now part owner of a marijuana cultivation business says the state Medical Marijuana Commission should hire an executive director. read more >

Dillard's Same-Store Sales Rise; Retailer Gets Tax Boost

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock broke a streak of quarterly same-store declines, reporting fourth-quarter sales up 3 percent and profit up 177 percent from the same quarter last year. read more >

Sun Paper Gets Bigger: Now $1.8B, Plant to Employ 350

Shandong Sun Paper Industry says it will pile an additional $500 million and 100 jobs into its planned Sun Bio Products plant in Clark County. The company said the plant will now make linerboard, which is one of two types of paper that make up corrugated board. read more >

Tyson Foods Invests in Memphis Meats

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says that its venture capital arm, Tyson Ventures, has taken a minority stake in Memphis Meats, a startup that makes meat from animal cells. read more >

Safe Foods to Expand, Add 35 Jobs by 2019

Safe Foods Corp. of North Little Rock says it will spend $15 million for a new facility and add 35 jobs by the first quarter of 2019. read more >

Simmons First Post 4Q Profit Decline But Assets Grow

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Monday reported a 30 percent decline in fourth-quarter net income, as merger expenses, a one-time tax adjustment and other factors ate into profit. read more >