Month: February 2012

by Roby Brock -

Dillards To Buy Back $250 Million In Stock

Dillard’s, Inc. announced that the board of directors has approved an additional share repurchase program authorizing the company to repurchase up to $250 million of its Class A Common Stock.

by The City Wire staff -

Real estate consolidation

Over the past few years, consolidation has been somewhat common among real estate offices. We’ve seen that regularly in Arkansas. For example, Rector Philips Morse bought Coldwell Banker Advantage Realty…

by The City Wire staff -

Big Screen Peter: Gone

Gone is a prototypical post-Oscar movie. Which is both the best and worst thing that can be said for it. It's just filler, a sort of cinematic filibuster that is…

by The City Wire staff -

Expo organized to help area jobless

Persistent unemployment and the expected loss of more manufacturing jobs in the Fort Smith region has caused several groups to organize a “Work, Wealth & Wellness Expo” to help people…

by The City Wire staff -

Gordon named SEC team doc of the year

Dr. Alfred Gordon Jr.,  the head team primary care physician for Razorback Athletics will be honored as the 2011-12 Southeastern Conference Team Physician of the Year by the Southern Orthopaedic…

by The City Wire staff -

Storms hit three Walmart stores

Walmart stores in Branson and Lebanon, Mo. sustained damage from severe storms that swept through the region early Wednesday (Feb. 29). The Walmart Super Center located at 2050 W 76…

by Michael Cook -

Big Shake-ups In Arkansas Congressional Races

Just as we predicted here at Cook”s Outlook, there are some surprises during this filing for office season, both with candidates dropping out of and potentiality dropping into races.  Today,…

by The City Wire staff -

Reports present fuzzy economic picture

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday (Feb. 29) that Arkansas and Mississippi were the only two states to see an increase in their 2011 average annual unemployment rate compared…