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Proposed Change in State Securities Law Out of Step With Neighboring States
That industry norm stands in glaring contrast to a not-so-modest proposal by Stephens Inc. to go straight to a judge to rule on enforcement actions by the Arkansas Securities Department.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
Six Walton Family Members Make Forbes Wealthiest List
Eight billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes list of the world's 1,645 billionaires, released this week.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Broker says treasurer took $6K at Arkansas Capitol
A bond broker who managed a large share of Arkansas' investments said in federal court Friday he felt sorry for the former state treasurer when she was going through a rough patch and gave her money to help her with her troubles.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Stephens Among Shareholders Who See Stock Drop in Conn's Shop
Yes, helpful tipsters, we saw the stock price of Conn's Inc. plummet a couple of weeks back, when the Houston-area retailer of appliances and electronics lowered its earnings guidance.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Stephens-Owned News Bureau Lays Off 5
The Arkansas News Bureau on Friday laid off five employees, leaving one full-time reporter in its North Little Rock office, bureau chief Dennis Byrd said.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Senator proposes to cut pay of Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure
Funny business is piling up in the special language subcommittee of the legislature - where substantive law changes can be tacked onto bills without meaningful debate or House/Senate action - and also in Joint Budget, where member amendments can do similar clandestine harm.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
The elephant in the Capitol: You ain't seen nothing yet on Medicaid expansion
I wrote ironically Friday, tongue somewhat in cheek that the legislature's Democrats might as well surrender on the private option Medicaid expansion now, along with just about everything else and submit to the barbarians.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
The Tyranny of the Minority Edition
How much we hate the Arkansas legislature and minority rule, what Asa Hutchinson and French Hill think about the private option, a new congressional candidate, whether a casino might be in Little Rock's future and the vocal stylings of Warren Stephens - all covered on this week's podcast.
Analysts, shares high on Brookdale-Emeritus deal
At 9 a.m., shares hit $32.35, a five-year high for the company and a 7.5 percent jump from Thursday's $30.09 closing price before the merger was announced.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
County to consider debt defeasance
Greenwood County is considering retiring all of its debt in an effort to save money and reduce the tax burden on its residents.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
DeVos Family Funds Super PAC
Members of the DeVos family, who are major financial supporters of conservative causes, have pumped a half million dollars into a Republican-oriented Super PAC on the last day of January.
Undercover among the 1 per centers: book recounts Warren Stephens in a rebel cap
New York magazine provides a book excerpt from a man, Kevin Roose, who went undercover in the secret initiation dinner of a Wall Street fraternity - the 1 percent of the 1 percent.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Rogue Broker at Stephens Inc. Caused Penalty, $1.9M Claim
Lost in the political fracas between the Arkansas Securities Department and Stephens Inc. is the event that started it all: a customer complaint against a former Stephens stockbroker, William Wayne LaRue.
Broadway duo defies pops concert 'gravity'
So could we please have a Broadway-themed pops concert without "The Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera? Lovely, powerful, moving tune, sure; Andrew Lloyd Webber at his best, and I loved it the first 43 times I heard it.