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Conway lender's 4Q net a record

At Centennial’s hub, profit $48M

Subscriber onlyHome BancShares, which has 142 Centennial Bank branches in Arkansas, Florida, Alabama and New York, earned a record $48.6 million in the fourth quarter, the Conway-based bank said Thursday. Continue reading...

North Little Rock Timex unit will close, 64 jobs go

Subscriber onlyTimex Group will close its North Little Rock distribution center by the end of 2017, the company said Wednesday. Continue reading...

State home sales rise by 25% in November

Subscriber onlyHome sales in Arkansas jumped almost 25 percent in November compared with November 2015, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Pine Bluff bank posts 4Q earnings of $27M

Simmons’ profit for ’16 at $96.8M

Subscriber onlySimmons First National Corp. had a net income of $27 million in the fourth quarter last year, the Pine Bluff-based bank said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyHome BancShares today tells earnings Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyBear State chooses Machen as new CEO Continue reading...

After pesticide drift, Arkansas lawmakers advance dicamba restrictions

Subscriber onlyA legislative panel on Tuesday signed off on new restrictions by the state Plant Board for dicamba-based herbicides that can be used on crops this year. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart adding 10,000 retail jobs

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. will add 10,000 retail positions in 2017, the Bentonville-based retailer said in a news release Tuesday. Continue reading...

Lender's quarter earnings up 71%

Bank of Ozarks hits $88M record

Subscriber onlyBank of the Ozarks earned a record $87.8 million in the fourth quarter last year, a 71 percent increase from $51.5 million in the same period of 2015, the Little Rock firm said Tuesday. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyKirkpatrick to lead auto-dealers group Continue reading...

Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S.

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. Continue reading...

Bankruptcy watch

Subscriber onlyALEXANDER Domikia Davis, 13900 Chrys Cove, Jan. 11, 2017, Chapter 13. Continue reading...

LR firm helps startups track new funding

Company making inroads aiding political campaigns

Subscriber onlyRaising capital is often cited by startup founders as their least favorite and most difficult part of running their companies. Continue reading...

Fayetteville firm sees high-flying market for laser technology

Subscriber onlyTechnology developed by Fayetteville-based Space Photonics is ready for a marketplace that's increasingly interested in bringing the Internet to the world through the use of satellites, drones and high-altitude balloons. Continue reading...

Pine Bluff initiative chairman encouraged by interest to improve city

Subscriber onlyInterest in Go Forward Pine Bluff, an initiative aimed at improving the Jefferson County town and increasing its tax base, was far from what Chairman Mary Pringos anticipated. Continue reading...