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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

Annual Rice Expo Set Friday in Stuttgart

Cooking demonstrations, a rice recipe contest, field tours, kids' activities and other events are planned at Friday's fourth annual Arkansas Rice Expo in Stuttgart. read more >

Superior Industries to Close Plant in Rogers, Leave 500 Out of Work

Superior Industries International, which makes aluminum wheels for automobiles, says it will close its manufacturing plant in Rogers, leaving 500 people out of work. read more >

Reports: Wal-Mart Nabs Another Shopping App, Luvocracy

@WalmartLabs, part of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s social media division, has acquired another shopping app, Luvocracy. Wal-Mart hasn't disclosed terms of the deal. Founded in 2011, Luvocracy has since been surpassed by Pinterest, another social shopping platform. read more >

Windstream to Spin Off Some Assets Into Publicly Traded REIT

Windstream Holdings Corp. of Little Rock says it will spin off certain assets, including its fiber and copper network, into a publicly traded real estate investment trust, a move that will lower its debt by $3.2 billion. read more >

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 >