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Subscriber onlyBANKING Don Keese has been named western Arkansas division president at Bank of the Ozarks. Continue reading...

BUILDING PERMITS

Subscriber onlyBuilding permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more: Continue reading...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Subscriber onlyPulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more; deeds recorded Aug. 18 to Aug. 22: James A. and Elizabeth O. Smitherman to Huiyong Chung and Elena Ambrogini, 2415 N. Pierce St., Little Rock, Ls2-3 B31, Park View, $989,000. Continue reading...

Oil and gas report

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 22 drilling permits, 13 well completions and 5 well recompletions. By county, they were: Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyJordan firm making new Wal-Mart vests Continue reading...

Beer sales buzz at state retailers' growler stations

Subscriber onlyBuying beer by the growler at retailers is proving a popular option in Arkansas with both stores and in-state breweries reporting brisk sales. Continue reading...

Bank of the Ozarks execs sell off stock

Subscriber onlyGeorge Gleason, chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of the Ozarks, and his wife Linda, a bank director, sold 40,000 shares of the bank’s stock, according to a federal filing on Wednesday. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyPandora strikes BMG deal for song rights Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyRabo Agri finance sues Turner Grain Continue reading...

Regional airlines miss tailwind

Contracts with booming big carriers squeeze profits

Subscriber onlyFor passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they're likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier's colors. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyBig River granted mill-suit extension Big River Steel, which plans to build a $1.3 billion steel mill near Osceola, has 28 more days to respond to a complaint filed by two nearby Nucor Corp. steel mills, U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes ruled Wednesday. Continue reading...

6-year car loans increase

Third of state’s auto buyers borrowing long

Subscriber onlyAbout a third of Arkansas' auto buyers are signing new-car loans with payments stretching out six years and beyond. Continue reading...

Acxiom to open this fall in Texas

Subscriber onlyAcxiom Corp. plans to open a new office in Austin, Texas, in November, the Little Rock data-mining company said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Cinema gets 2nd shot on alcohol

Riverdale 10 to tell plan for keeping wine, beer from young

Subscriber onlyA proposal to allow beer and wine sales at the Riverdale 10 Cinema in Little Rock will go before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board next week. Continue reading...

Cost for retailer's bribery case falls

Wal-Mart-probe end seen nearer

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending less this year than it did last year on legal and personnel costs related to a federal bribery investigation that began in Mexico and later spread to the company's operations in China, India, Brazil and other countries. Continue reading...