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State’s Financial Firms Add Assets Under Management

State’s Financial Firms Add Assets Under Management

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While two registered investment advisory firms associated with Stephens Inc. of Little Rock remain firmly atop the annual list of the state’s largest money managers, even the second-tier firms are posting impressive new totals of assets under management. read more >

Protests Fail to Boost Black-owned Businesses

Protests Fail to Boost Black-owned Businesses

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Social media campaigns urged consumers to buy goods and services from Black-owned businesses following protests against racism and police brutality. But several African American business owners told Arkansas Business that they saw little, if any, boost in sales. read more >

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

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Walmart CTO Suresh Kumar’s experience explains why his total compensation for the first seven months he spent at Walmart made him the highest-paid executive among Arkansas’ public companies. read more >

Hot Springs Dispensary Leads in Cannabis Sales

Hot Springs Dispensary Leads in Cannabis Sales

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The early bird may get the worm, but being the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Arkansas was not enough to keep Suite 443 of Hot Springs ahead of the rush of competitors. read more >

Biggest Deals of 2019 See Values Plummet 85%

Biggest Deals of 2019 See Values Plummet 85%

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The value of big deals in Arkansas plummeted 85% in 2019 compared with the previous year, dropping to $7.9 billion compared with a stratospheric $53.9 billion in 2018. read more >

College Admins See Pay Tilt Up

College Admins See Pay Tilt Up

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A majority of Arkansas college administrators saw a bump in their total compensation package between fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2019. But for most of them it wasn’t much. read more >

Bank OZK Packs Little Rock With New Deposits

Bank OZK Packs Little Rock With New Deposits

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Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 6.5% in the 12-month period that ended June 30, outpacing the national growth rate of 4.2% and topping $70 billion for the first time, according to data released in September by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. read more >

Flexible Workspaces Meet Business Needs

Flexible Workspaces Meet Business Needs

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Flexible workspaces are attracting businesses of all sizes because they offer affordable short-term leases, collaboration, networking and a professional aesthetic along with a turnkey setup, according to providers in Arkansas. read more >

Top Stockholders in Arkansas Buoyed by Runup in Markets

Top Stockholders in Arkansas Buoyed by Runup in Markets

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It’s been almost two years since Arkansas Business listed the state’s top stockholders based on the value of publicly disclosed stock. Since then, the Walton family’s fortune — the part disclosed publicly — has increased by more than $20 billion. read more >

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

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The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million read more >

UA Redesigning MBA Program on Quest to Be Best

UA Redesigning MBA Program on Quest to Be Best

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The University of Arkansas slipped from first to fifth place on this year’s list of the state largest MBA programs after temporarily halting admissions to finish redesigning its full-time Master of Business Administration program. read more >