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Past articles by David:

In Arkansas Nuclear One accident, employer disputed

RUSSELLVILLE -- Entergy Corp. cannot prove that it was the employer for one worker who was killed and two others who were injured in a 2013 accident at Arkansas Nuclear One, an attorney for the workers said Monday. → Read More

Bank of Ozarks set to be largest

Bank of the Ozarks has gone on a rapid buying spree that will make it the largest bank in Arkansas in a matter of months. → Read More

Gas-bill savings hit 5.5% under request

The 19 percent drop in natural gas bills that CenterPoint Energy touted less than two weeks ago will shrink to 5.5 percent if a state commission approves all of the base-rate increase that the Houston-based company requested Tuesday. → Read More

Gas-rate increase of 12.2% requested

Less than two weeks after stating that its monthly natural gas bills in Arkansas would drop 19 percent, CenterPoint Energy on Tuesday filed for an increase in its base rate. → Read More

Utilities in state to lower gas bills

Customers of natural gas companies in Arkansas will see lower bills starting next month, the state's three gas utilities reported Friday in filings with the Arkansas Public Service Commission. → Read More

Judge sets hearing on drives from archivist John Rogers' offices

Judge sets hearing on archivist drives Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Wednesday scheduled a civil hearing Dec. 10 to address the taking of hard drives from one of the former offices of John Rogers, a North Little Rock photo archivist. → Read More

Banking giant cuts down on drive-up lanes in Arkansas

Bank of America has been closing the drive-thru lanes at some of its 23 branches in Arkansas, a bank spokesman said last week. → Read More

Unemployment rate in state falls to 5.4%

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in August, down from 5.6 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. → Read More

Doctor wins suit against archivist

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox awarded Christopher Cathey almost $1.3 million in damages Friday for loans he made to photo archivist John Rogers of North Little Rock. → Read More

Steel-industry leader Correnti dies

John Correnti, the visionary who guided the creation of three steel mills in Mississippi County and others outside Arkansas, died Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68. → Read More

Steel-industry leader Correnti dies

John Correnti, the visionary who guided the creation of three steel mills in Mississippi County and others outside Arkansas, died Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68. → Read More

Detail on deal for solar farm slips out: 5¢

Entergy Arkansas intends to pay a little more than 5 cents per kilowatt-hour for electricity from a proposed solar farm near Stuttgart. → Read More

Agency sets 'pivotal' audit of nuclear plant

It's been almost 2 1/2 years since the worst industrial accident in the history of Arkansas' only nuclear power plant and Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors are preparing for an intensive inspection of the facility. → Read More

Home sales in May best '14 by 11 percent

Arkansas home sales improved almost 11 percent in May compared with May of last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Tuesday. → Read More

Ex-LR banker's estate named in suit

The United States has sued the estate of the late Layton Stuart, former chairman and chief executive officer of One Bank and Trust in Little Rock, for $17.3 million alleging false claims made to the government. → Read More

Shoffner bond trader fined, license pulled

Steele Stephens, the bond trader who gave former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner $36,000 in exchange for bond business from the treasurer's office, has been fined $20,000 and his securities license has been revoked, according to an order released Friday. → Read More

Red Alert raises archive bid to $1B

Red Alert Media Matrix, which said in January it would pay $59 million to buy the newspaper and photo archives once owned by John Rogers of North Little Rock, has raised the bid to $1 billion, about 17 times more than its original offer, according to court documents released Monday. → Read More

Needs $167M boost in rates, Entergy says

Entergy Arkansas, the state's largest utility, is seeking a $167 million increase in its rates, the firm said Friday in a filing with the Arkansas Public Service Commission. → Read More

Firm to build 500-acre solar farm

A Florida energy firm has agreed to build a 500-acre solar energy park in Arkansas County to provide electricity for Entergy Arkansas, the utility said Wednesday. → Read More

Earnings soar 58% at Bank of Ozarks

Net income for Bank of the Ozarks jumped almost 58 percent in the first quarter compared with the first quarter last year, the Little Rock bank said Monday. → Read More