Investments Archive

Rocky's Pub Eyes Sherwood Location This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2019 12:00 am

Rocky's Togo (pronounced “to-go”), a takeout place that succeeded Rocky's Pub, a North Little Rock restaurant with something of a cult following attributable largely to its Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, appears poised to open a full sit-down restaurant at the former Jo Jos Bar-B-Q in Sherwood.

Springdale Startup Offers Metal Investors Tokens of Appreciation This article is available only in print.

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2019 12:00 am

Strategic Critical Metals is raising $17 million to acquire mineral rights.

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas ranks in the bottom 11 states in terms of the “economic clout” of women-owned businesses, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express. (Eleven states were included because of ties.)

Johnny Allison: Scenes From A Life in Business, Banking

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/15/2019 02:18 pm

Home BancShares Inc. Chairman Johnny Allison shares anecdotes from a life in business and banking during a meeting of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

Windstream Narrows Losses in 4Q, Fiscal Year

by Lance Turner 3/15/2019 07:40 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock, whose Chapter 11 filing caused a delay in reporting fourth-quarter and full-year results, posted its earnings report this morning.

Unclaimed Assets Bill, Now Headed to Governor, No 'Cash Grab,' Auditors Say

by Todd Traub 3/14/2019 09:57 am

A bill passed by the Legislature this week addresses the management of unclaimed assets taken by the state, but supporters say the proposal does not amount to the kind of revenue grab described by critics.

Need Cannabis Marketing? Perhaps This Bud's for You

by Kyle Massey 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Elizabeth Michael has teamed up with Martin Thoma of Thoma Thoma to create Bud Agency, the marketing and PR firm devoted to the new medical marijuana industry.

Capital Bank Brings On New Leadership

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Chris Roberts is chairman and CEO at at Capital Bank in west Little Rock effective last month. Joining him this month as vice chairman and president is Phillip Jett.

Skyline Report: More Permits Issued, Home Prices Continue to Rise

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/5/2019 09:55 am

More building permits were issued in northwest Arkansas last year than have been issued any year since 2006, according to the latest Arvest Bank Skyline Report. At the same time, the average price for homes continued to increase.

Windstream to be Removed from Nasdaq Trading

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/1/2019 04:10 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock will be delisted from the Nasdaq, and trading of its stock will be suspended when the market opens on Wednesday, according to a Security & Exchanges Commission document filed Friday.

After 'Botch,' Walmart Moves to Keep Disabled Greeters

by Associated Press 3/1/2019 02:51 pm

Walmart endured more than a week's worth of bad publicity before announcing it would make "every effort" to find a role for disabled workers who had been threatened with job loss as the retailer gets rid of greeters at 1,000 stores.

US Economic Growth Slows to 2.6 Percent Rate in 4Q

by Associated Press 2/28/2019 11:05 am

The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of last year to an annual growth rate of 2.6 percent, the slowest pace since the beginning of 2018, as the government shutdown and other factors took a toll on growth. Economists believe growth has slowed even more in the current quarter.

Fed's Powell Predicts Solid But Slower Growth in 2019

by Associated Press 2/26/2019 09:22 am

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the U.S. economy should keep expanding at a solid, though somewhat slower pace this year. But he warns of growing risks, including a global slowdown, volatile financial markets and uncertainty about U.S. trade policy.

Dillard's Sales Improve, Income Falls 23 Percent in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 04:55 pm

Net sales for the year that ended Feb. 2 were $6.356 billion, an improvement of about 1.5 percent over the previous fiscal year, which included an additional week.

Hit with $310M Judgment, Windstream Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by Lance Turner 2/25/2019 12:41 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, less than two weeks after a judge found that the 2015 spinoff of its fiber and copper assets ran afoul of bond covenants, exposing the company to a $310 million judgment.

Windstream Extends CEO Tony Thomas' Contract to 2024

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/25/2019 11:59 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has extended the contract of its CEO, Tony Thomas, to 2024.

BNSF Logistics at Core of Sage Property Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

BNSF Logistics has been busy in Springdale as the center of a couple of multimillion-dollar deals.

Presenting the 31st Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Secret Schwyhart Settlement Unveiled

by George Waldon 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Litigation involving a small fleet of corporate jets loaded with debt evaporated on Oct. 23, 2013. For Bill Schwyhart, the settlement with billionaire John Calamos marked an epic payday of several million dollars that restored the financial fortunes of the once high-flying northwest Arkansas developer.

At Our Own Business, A Passing of the Torch

by Kyle Massey 2/25/2019 12:00 am

After blazing a four-decade trail for Arkansas women, helping build the Arkansas Times and then ABPG into two of the state's biggest independent multimedia firms, Olivia Farrell is taking her dogs and going home.