Pediatrics Plus announced last week its acquisition of Helping Hand Children’s Center in North Little Rock effective January 1, 2019. The new facility will be the sixth in the state for Pediatrics Plus, which also has locations in Arkadelphia, Conway, Little Rock, Russellville and Sherwood. “When making the decision to...
Shares in Dillard’s Inc. fell more than 18% in trading on Thursday (Nov. 15) as the Little Rock upscale retailer’s third quarter results fell well short of Wall Street expectations, sliding nearly 50% below year ago results with the holidays just ahead. For the reporting period ended Nov. 3, Dillard’s...
Texas oil refiner and gas station operation Sunoco LP on Thursday (Nov. 15) announced a multimillion dollar deal to purchase key U.S. refined products terminals, including a 550 million barrel per day crude oil storage facility just off the Arkansas River in North Little Rock. The definitive agreement allows Dallas-based...
The number of wells producing crude oil and natural gas in the United States declined 4.6% to 991,000 in 2017, from a peak of 1.039 million in 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The decline is a result of advances in technology and drilling techniques. The number of vertical...
Simmons Bank will be the first-ever title sponsor of the Youth Entrepreneur Showcase (Y.E.S.), a business plan competition for fifth through eighth graders in Arkansas. The entrepreneurial education program has involved nearly 8,000 school children since 2006.   Simmons Bank presented a $10,000 check to the Y.E.S. competition, which is managed by...
I started an insurance agency two years ago. I had some friends who were all very successful in the industry, which led me to think that I would be blessed with the same fortune. My business was in a highly competitive industry, rated as one of the best industries to...
Soybean and peanut farmers still have thousands of acres to harvest in Craighead County, Craighead County extension agent Branon Thiesse told Talk Business & Politics, adding that constant rains in recent weeks have hampered efforts to finish the harvest in Northeast Arkansas. The late harvest is impacting the quality of...
The Woodlands, Texas-based RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ: RIBT) announced Nov. 6 it plans to purchase Golden Ridge Rice Mills, which includes a principal milling plant in Wynne, Ark. The roughly $8 million deal is expected to close in early December. Company officials said they will issue RiceBran shares for half the...
The first office in the Fort Smith metro for Searcy-based First Security Bank held its formal opening Thursday (Nov. 8) at its 720 Garrison Ave. location in downtown Fort Smith. Though the bank officially opened Oct. 2 on the second floor of what was once the Fort Smith Town Club,...
Murphy Oil Corp. posted profits of nearly $94 million as the El Dorado oil explorer saw international crude prices jump to nearly $70 a barrel in the third quarter, the company reported after the close of market Wednesday (Nov. 7). For the period ended June 30, the oil and gas...