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M. David Howell

ABPG isn't an easy name to spell out over the phone, but it now officially belongs to the company that owns Arkansas Business Publishing Group.
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War Stories (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

This reporting staff has seen a lot of Arkansas business history. read more >
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Trust But Verify (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Misplaced trust is a common theme in the fraud cases I’ve observed over the past two decades, as is the failure to make simple, routine checks. read more >
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Farther Along (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Oh, to have the power to subpoena people who could answer my burning questions and then force them to speak under oath! Some of the questions I still want answered date back a decade and more: read more >
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M. David Howell’s Debts May Total $60 Million

M. David Howell, the former bank CEO in Little Rock and Fayetteville who died in a Beverly Hills hotel on Oct. 23, may have received $60 million or more from investors to whom he promised exorbitant returns, sources have told Arkansas Business. read more >
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Final Accounting Ahead for David Howell Case

The favorable ruling by the Internal Revenue Service has cleared the way for what may be the final hearing in the eternal probate case of M. David Howell Jr. of Little Rock. read more >
J.C. Barnett, inaugural president of First American National Bank.
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One Bank Founding Traced to 1956 Organization of American National Bank

Five businessmen are recognized for planting the corporate seed for what developed into today’s One Bank & Trust of Little Rock. The venture was launched as American National Bank and morphed into its better-known incarnation as First American. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Mr. Dunderbak's makes its return to McCain Mall, Arkansas Children's Hospital makes grand plans, Gus Malzahn returns to Auburn from a one-year stint at Arkansas State, Jon Brawner thought it was wild goose season and Oxford American makes some changes in its masthead.
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Arkansas Business: The Best & Worst News of 2012

There was good news and there was bad news in Arkansas in 2012. And in case you’ve forgotten the details, the Arkansas Business staff is here to remind you. read more >
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Arkansas Business: Best Quotes of 2012

From John L. Smith’s pep talk to reporters to U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson’s withering remarks to out-of-line prosecutors, they said it all in 2012. read more >