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Tour Little Rock: Discover These 11 Unique Places

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:13 am

You'll find education, the arts and defenders of the nation feel right at home in Little Rock.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Simmons to Buy Fort Worth Bank in Third Deal Since November

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 5:06 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announced Monday a $462 million cash-and-stock deal to acquire First Texas BHC Inc. of Fort Worth and its $2 billion-asset subsidiary Southwest Bank. "We now have the opportunity to substantially grow our presence in the Fort Worth metropolitan area by joining with one of the best run, most respected financial organizations in Texas," Makris said.

Stock Price Swings Visit Steady Bank of the Ozarks

by George Waldon 12/12/2016 12:00 am

Bank of the Ozarks shares have followed a sometimes precipitous trek during the past few quarters.

UA System Board Gives Final OK to $160M Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 9/8/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday gave final approval to a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

Business Icons: Warren Stephens Steers Company Into Growth, Expansion

by George Waldon 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Warren Stephens has done more than just safeguard the fortunes of a company birthed during the Depression and founded on entrepreneurial moxie. The second-generation CEO and stakeholder took it to another level and solidified his status as a billionaire along the way.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Former Home of Stephens Inc. Torn Down for Tech Park

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

The 20,952-SF building at 114 E. Capitol Ave. was demolished as part of the Little Rock Technology Park development.

Dillard's Spends Over $2.25M on Stephens Insurance, Media Buys in Fiscal 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Dillard’s Inc. of Little Rock spent more than $2.25 million with companies associated with Warren Stephens in its fiscal 2015.

Arkansas Sees Volume, Value of Biggest Deals Drop

by Jan Cottingham 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The value of mergers and acquisitions last year reached a record high worldwide and in the United States, but Arkansas was a different story. The known value of big deals in the state — those worth $9 million or more — fell 53 percent in 2015 compared with 2014, to $8.8 billion compared with $16.6 billion.

Slabaugh Wins Stock-Picking Title; Edward Jones Hires Six

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Will Slabaugh of Stephens Inc. in Little Rock won the 2015 Best Restaurant Stock Pick Competition sponsored by IRC, a strategic communications and advisory firm.

Why the Las Vegas Newspaper Scandal Matters to Arkansas and America (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/29/2015 7:00 am

Rich guys — Stephens, Walton, Bezos, Buffett — have bought and sold newspapers since memory of man runneth not to the contrary, but they don't do it anonymously. There can be no honorable reason for a newspaper's owner to be a mystery.

Car-Mart Not Sweating Short-Term Loss

by Marty Cook 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Hank Henderson, the CEO of America’s Car-Mart of Bentonville, has seen the competitive environment in the used-car financing market frustrate his company for more than three years now. Last month, Car-Mart reported a loss of $485,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

8 of Arkansas' Most Enduring Families

by Todd Traub and Mark Carter 10/11/2015 8:00 am

For generations these Arkansas families have made vital contributions to the state’s economic landscape, while also maintaining a commitment to giving back through numerous philanthropic endeavors.

Crews & Associates Pays Self-Reported Penalty to SEC

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Crews & Associates, the Little Rock bond brokerage owned by First Security Corp. of Searcy, agreed last week to pay a $250,000 penalty to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Leigh Ann Biernat Joins Stephens as SVP (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

Eric Valderrama, Kristie Shirkavand, Celia Antoun, Vance Baronowski and Nick Guerrieri have joined ClearPointe of Little Rock.

Update: Little Rock Board Votes on Next Steps for Tech Park

by Lance Turner 7/22/2015 10:27 am

The Little Rock Board of Directors voted Tuesday to provide $6.6 million in sales tax proceeds to the Little Rock Tech Park so it can purchase properties along Main Street for its permanent home.

USA Truck Making Best Of Leadership Change

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren may be in the best possible circumstances to handle the recent resignation of its top executive because of health issues.

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.

Warren Stephens Bets on Startup Roadie Shipping Network

by Jan Cottingham 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Roadie uses the excess capacity of passenger vehicles already on the road to move packages from one point to another. The Roadie mobile app connects drivers with people who need to ship goods to where those drivers are already headed.