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Arkansas Business Announces 2021 40 Under 40 Honorees

Arkansas Business Announces 2021 40 Under 40 Honorees

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Arkansas Business announces this year's class of 40 Under 40, a group of rising young professionals who will be honored with an in-person luncheon and an interactive virtual event on June 17 in Little Rock. read more >

Big Deals in Arkansas Jump 157% Despite Pandemic

Big Deals in Arkansas Jump 157% Despite Pandemic

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the value of the biggest deals in Arkansas last year jumped 157%, from $7.9 billion in 2019 to $20.3 billion in 2020, pushed largely by Walmart's sales of stakes in two subsidiaries, Asda Group and Seiyu. read more >

The U.S. Economy… and Changing Occupations

The U.S. Economy… and Changing Occupations

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The COVID-19 pandemic drove down employment and pushed the U.S. economy into recession a year ago, and now many unemployed Americans are considering changing occupations, according to the Pew Research Center. read more >

Wells Fargo Settles Case Based on Fax

Wells Fargo Settles Case Based on Fax

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An unusual fax class-action case that led to a $22.4 million judgment against Wells Fargo Bank was closed last week after both sides reached a settlement in January. read more >

Arvest Trims Branches Amid Digital Shift

Arvest Trims Branches Amid Digital Shift

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Arvest Bank of Fayetteville says it will close 31 of its more than 270 bank branches this summer as the company seeks a better balance between brick-and-mortar locations and online services. read more >

A Virtuous Cycle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A Virtuous Cycle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Recent days have underscored that there are really two American economies. As the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 33,000 for the first time, Congress is experimenting with direct cash infusions to reduce child poverty. read more >

Mortgage Refinancing Hits $2.6 Trillion in 2020

Mortgage Refinancing Hits $2.6 Trillion in 2020

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Mortgage rates hit historical lows last year, sending the level of mortgage refinancing activity in the United States to its highest annual total since 2003, according to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. read more >

Arkansas Banks Branches to Help With Vaccine Effort

Arkansas Banks Branches to Help With Vaccine Effort

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At least seven Arkansas banks are participating in "Operation Vax Speed," an initiative between the Arkansas Bankers Association and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association to offer COVID-19 vaccines at bank branches throughout the state. read more >

SPONSORED: Mauborgne: Companies Must Lead, Not Follow Others

SPONSORED: Mauborgne: Companies Must Lead, Not Follow Others

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Business strategist Renée Mauborgne says a company must make an honest assessment of where it is as an organization and where it stands in the marketplace if it is to develop a road map to success. read more >

Affiliated Foods Case Nears End

Affiliated Foods Case Nears End

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It looks like one of the longest-running and largest bankruptcy cases in Arkansas is finally coming to an end. read more >