Investments



Simmons First Q1 Profit Beats Expectations

Simmons First Q1 Profit Beats Expectations

Banking & Finance

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports first-quarter profit of $67.4 million, down 13% from the same quarter. But earnings per share and revenue results beat analysts' expectations. read more >

ASU to the Rescue

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Health CareCover Story

The Arkansas State University System assimilates troubled Henderson State in Arkadelphia and grants its first diplomas in Mexico. read more >

Arkansas Business Seeks Nominations for '20 In Their 20s'

Arkansas Business Seeks Nominations for '20 In Their 20s'

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Arkansas Business is accepting nominations for its annual "20 In Their 20s" class of young professionals who are making a difference in their companies, organizations and communities. read more >

BancorpSouth to Acquire Cadence Bank

BancorpSouth to Acquire Cadence Bank

Banking & Finance

BancorpSouth Bank of Tupelo, Mississippi, is acquiring Cadence Bank N.A. of Houston in an all-stock deal that will create a regional bank, branded as Cadence Bank, with more than $40 billion assets. read more >

Wendy's Combo Totals $9.7M

Wendy's Combo Totals $9.7M

WhispersRestaurants & Food

A quartet of Wendy's in Pulaski County generated a series of million-dollar transactions that kick off the latest installment of seven-digit deals. read more >

Pig Farmer Accused of Hogging Loan Proceeds

Pig Farmer Accused of Hogging Loan Proceeds

Banking & FinanceLegalCover Story

Arvest Bank accuses a Fulton County pig farmer of submitting false financial statements to obtain millions of dollars in loans to raise pigs, instead using the money for other debts. read more >

First National Bank Buys Bank Branch

First National Bank Buys Bank Branch

WhispersBanking & Finance

A west Little Rock bank bank branch-office building is sold while a new spec warehouse project takes shape and land for an apartments project approaches its acquisition date. read more >

GlucoDown Raises Nearly $1M in Equity

GlucoDown Raises Nearly $1M in Equity

WhispersRestaurants & Food

Glucose Health Inc., which manufactures tea mixes targeted to diabetics and consumers with digestive issues under the label GlucoDown, reports raising $960,000. read more >

UA Little Rock Programs Help Bring Tech to Market

UA Little Rock Programs Help Bring Tech to Market

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

Two programs based out of the same building on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus are helping transform research done in a lab into marketable technology that can generate dollars and jobs. read more >

New PAM CEO Earned Nearly $2M in 2020

New PAM CEO Earned Nearly $2M in 2020

Transportation

Joe Vitiritto earned slightly more than $1.9 million in his first half year as CEO of PAM Transportation Inc. of Tontitown, according to a proxy filed by the company with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. read more >