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U.S. Household Debt Reaches $13.67 Trillion

U.S. Household Debt Reaches $13.67 Trillion

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegal

Household debt in the United States rose for the 19th straight quarter, reaching $13.67 trillion as of March 31. It's now 7.8% or $993 billion higher than the previous peak of $12.68 trillion, reached in the third quarter of 2008. read more >

Express Rx to Buy 10 Fred's Pharmacies

Express Rx to Buy 10 Fred's Pharmacies

Health Care

Express Rx of Little Rock, a Southeastern regional pharmacy chain, is joining MHR Fund Management LLC of New York in an enterprise to acquire 10 Fred's pharmacy locations in rural areas across five Southeastern states. read more >

US Retail Sales Dip 0.3% in September

US Retail Sales Dip 0.3% in September

Restaurants & Food

Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. read more >

In Age of Influencers, P. Allen Smith Faces Pay Cut

In Age of Influencers, P. Allen Smith Faces Pay Cut

LegalCover Story

Instead of boosting his state pay for promoting Arkansas from $200,000 to $845,000 a year, gardening and lifestyle star P. Allen Smith appears likely to get 95% less than his previous contract provided — or perhaps nothing at all. read more >

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Arkansas Business' 2019 CFO of the Year finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winners will be recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. read more >

Crain Sues Ford Over Sour Dealership Sale

Crain Sues Ford Over Sour Dealership Sale

WhispersLegal

Crain Investments LP has filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. and Everett Ford Inc., alleging that the automobile manufacturer and franchise unlawfully torpedoed a deal and cost Crain Investments $13.5 million in the process. read more >

Parham Pointe Apartments Purchased for $15.1M

Parham Pointe Apartments Purchased for $15.1M

WhispersBanking & FinanceHealth Care

An apartment project, medical office building, workforce center and bank branch-office building all in Little Rock combine with a grocery store in Damascus to form this week's five-piece group of million-dollar transactions. read more >

Ever Seen a Purple Cow? Muñoz Pugh Counts on It

Ever Seen a Purple Cow? Muñoz Pugh Counts on It

OuttakesHealth CareRestaurants & FoodTechnology & Telecom

Christina Muñoz Madsen, a former TV news anchor and VP of marketing and public relations at the University of Central Arkansas, has been partnered with branding and marketing specialist Michelle Pugh of Conway for a little over a year. read more >

Barrister Court Property Sells for $3M

Barrister Court Property Sells for $3M

WhispersRestaurants & FoodTransportation

This week's six-pack of real estate transactions features apartments in Little Rock and Sherwood, a fast-food eatery in Conway, an equipment rental project in east Little Rock, a west Little Rock residence and a coming-soon convenience store location in North Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas Children's Touts $1M, $500K Gifts

Arkansas Children's Touts $1M, $500K Gifts

Health Care

Arkansas Children's Hospital on Monday announced a $1 million gift from Valero and a $500,000 gift from Arkansas Children's Foundation Board member Stuart Cobb as part of the ongoing statewide public launch of its $250 million Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow. read more >

PetSmart-Banfield Pet Hospital Sold for $4.5M

PetSmart-Banfield Pet Hospital Sold for $4.5M

WhispersHealth CareRestaurants & Food

This week's quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions features a pet-centric property in west Little Rock, a fast-food spot in Cabot, a postal project in Alexander and a retail store in northern Saline County. read more >