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OIL AND GAS REPORT

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 3 drilling permits, 0 well completions and 11 well recompletions. By county, they were: Continue reading...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Subscriber onlyPulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 03/20/2017 through 03/24/2017: Continue reading...

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Subscriber onlyHenry A. "Rusty" Barham III has been named executive vice president for regulatory and consumer affairs and assistant general counsel for Simmons Bank. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyJury hits Wal-Mart with $12.4M verdict Continue reading...

Unemployment rate falls to record low in Arkansas

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Arkansas and three other U.S. states in March after months of steady job creation nationwide. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart CEO paid $23.4M, an increase from year before

Wal-Mart’s total includes awards

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed the compensation packages for its top executives Wednesday, showing an increase in pay for Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon and details regarding new U.S. e-commerce chief Marc Lore's financial agreement with the company. Continue reading...

West Memphis plant inauguration today

Allied project took congressional flak

Subscriber onlyA new $15 million manufacturing plant and testing laboratory in West Memphis with close ties to the Clean Line Energy project, which is roundly opposed by Arkansas’ delegation in Congress, officially opens today. Continue reading...

Conway bank sets 1Q record

Home BancShares profit climbs to $46.9M; assets top $10B

Subscriber onlyHome BancShares, which owns Centennial Bank branches in four states, had record net income of $46.9 million in the first quarter, the Conway bank said Thursday. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyBear State reports $4.9M in 1Q profit Continue reading...

Quarter for bank weaker this year

Simmons reports profit of $22.1M

Subscriber onlySimmons First National Corp. posted a profit of $22.1 million for the first quarter, down from $23.5 million in the same period last year, the bank reported Wednesday. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart opens 100th training academy Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyVacancy rates rise Continue reading...

Sam's Club shows off brand redo

Retailer adding 300 products to Member’s Mark label

Subscriber onlyThe reinvention of Sam's Club's private label business was evident on the shelves as Chandra Holt, vice president of private brands, led a tour through the Bentonville club earlier this week. Continue reading...

Net exec driving buyers to stores

Wal-Mart offers store-pickup deal

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. purchased Jet.com for $3.3 billion for a number of reasons last year, including the opportunity to put co-founder Marc Lore in charge of the company's e-commerce business. Continue reading...

Tyson wants to do better, its new chief tells execs, officials

Subscriber onlyTom Hayes has had plenty on his plate since becoming Tyson Foods' top executive less than four months ago but doesn't want to be a member of the clean-plate club anytime soon. That would imply a job is done. Continue reading...