Banking & Finance


Blockchain Backers Remain Poised for Big Breakout
Kathryn Carlisle, senior managing director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence at the University Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Blockchain Backers Remain Poised for Big Breakout

by Marty Cook – 2 weeks ago

Blockchain technology came to prominence as the digital platform for the cryptocurrency bitcoin, but true believers think its uses will eventually be universal.


Fed's Positive Economic View Complicated by Viral Outbreak

Fed's Positive Economic View Complicated by Viral Outbreak

Banking & Finance

Federal Reserve officials were mostly optimistic about the U.S. and global economies last month, though they noted the risk posed by China's viral outbreak and were ready to keep their benchmark interest rate at its current low level for the coming months. read more >

Biggest Deals of 2019 See Values Plummet 85%

Biggest Deals of 2019 See Values Plummet 85%

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The value of big deals in Arkansas plummeted 85% in 2019 compared with the previous year, dropping to $7.9 billion compared with a stratospheric $53.9 billion in 2018. read more >

Income Growth in Central Arkansas Lags Nation's

Income Growth in Central Arkansas Lags Nation's

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While the unemployment rate remains low in central Arkansas, income growth in the region has lagged behind that of the rest of the United States, notes the Metroplan report “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook.” read more >

New Little Rock Branch for Citizens Bank in the Works

New Little Rock Branch for Citizens Bank in the Works

Banking & Finance

Batesville's Citizens Bank is wading deeper into the Little Rock market with a second full-service branch. The $921 million-asset lender is establishing an office in the former One Bank & Trust lo-cation at 8000 Cantrell Road. read more >

Encore Bank Set to Make Northwest Move

Encore Bank Set to Make Northwest Move

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From its Little Rock headquarters to Jonesboro and now Rogers, Encore Bank is in the process of establishing a northwest Arkansas office on the eighth floor of the Hunt Tower at 5100 W. J.B. Hunt Drive. read more >

Four to Join Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Four to Join Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

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Four business leaders who have made contributions to the banking, construction, publishing and real estate industries will be inducted tonight into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. read more >