Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

January 21, 2019

Stock Tumble at Bank OZK Attracts Lawsuits This article is available only in print.

Stock Tumble at Bank OZK Attracts Lawsuits

Bank OZK's growing recognition as a lead player on the national commercial lending scene contributed to a burgeoning audience of investors. And that success also heightened the bank's profile as a potential target of lawyers seeking to cash in on a class-action lawsuit on behalf of supposedly wronged investors. read more >

'Thriving' Brokerage Industry Evolving as Investors Seek Humans This article is available only in print.

Despite the rise of online stock investing, Arkansas has seen a rise in the number of agents licensed to trade securities. read more >

To HELOC and Back: Home Equity Lines of Credit Regain Popularity

As home equity lines of credit revive with the rise of house values, local lenders like Arkansas Federal Credit Union expect more. read more >

Executive Q&A

Lynn Wright of Regions on Keeping Loan Growth Within Reach

Lynn Wright of Regions on Keeping Loan Growth Within Reach

Lynn Wright, the Little Rock market executive for Regions Bank, says that even with technology, banking is still a “people business.” read more >

Spotlight: Banking & Finance

Stock Tumble at Bank OZK Attracts Lawsuits

Stock Tumble at Bank OZK Attracts Lawsuits This article is available only in print.

Bank OZK's growing recognition as a lead player on the national commercial lending scene contributed to a burgeoning audience of investors. And that success also heightened the bank's profile as a potential target of lawyers seeking to cash in on a class-action lawsuit on behalf of supposedly wronged investors. read more >

To HELOC and Back: Home Equity Lines of Credit Regain Popularity

To HELOC and Back: Home Equity Lines of Credit Regain Popularity

As home equity lines of credit revive with the rise of house values, local lenders like Arkansas Federal Credit Union expect more. read more >

Integrity CEO Gary Childers: Farmers & Merchants Came Calling

Integrity CEO Gary Childers: Farmers & Merchants Came Calling

Integrity First Bank of Mountain Home was not actively seeking a buyer when the CEO of Farmers & Merchants Bankshares in Stuttgart rang. read more >

'Thriving' Brokerage Industry Evolving as Investors Seek Humans

'Thriving' Brokerage Industry Evolving as Investors Seek Humans This article is available only in print.

Despite the rise of online stock investing, Arkansas has seen a rise in the number of agents licensed to trade securities. read more >

U.S. Reports Zero Bank Failures in 2018

U.S. Reports Zero Bank Failures in 2018

In the period 2001-18, the number of U.S. bank failures reached their zenith in 2010, when 157 banks collapsed. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

On the Opioid Beat (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

On the Opioid Beat (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It turns out that more careful prescribing guidelines don't fix pre-existing dependency, and illegal replacements are even more deadly. read more >

Multiple Ways to Keep Arkansas Works Insurance (Ray Hanley Commentary)

Multiple Ways to Keep Arkansas Works Insurance (Ray Hanley Commentary)

One aspect of the Medicaid expansion/Arkansas Works debate that gets little attention is the efforts to help eligible Arkansans keep their health insurance. read more >

A Publisher's Duties (Editorial)

A Publisher's Duties (Editorial)

If Facebook is a publisher, with free speech rights, then it should have the same responsibility of trying to ensure, to the best of its ability, that the information it disseminates is true. read more >