Warren Stephens on capitalism, market ups and downs, and a new healthcare paradigm

Stephens Inc. CEO Warren Stephens continues to expand his “This is Capitalism” video series, a digital effort he started to respond to the 2016 Presidential election cycle. Stephens said he was alarmed by how well Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a declared socialist, did in the race and wanted to remind younger voters that capitalism has […]

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Small businesses to see smaller share of tax cuts, trucking group praises House plan

The U.S. Senate might vote on tax reform later this week, but the U.S. House of Representative’s tax plan that recently passed might not mean as much for small businesses as compared to larger corporations. Yet, the House plan has the support of trade organization American Trucking Associations, which recently praised approval of the plan. […]

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Tyson Foods to mark 83 years with record share price, sustained growth

Springdale-based Tyson Foods will hold its annual shareholder meeting Thursday (Feb. 8) morning at its new offices on Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale – near the spot where the company was once headquartered. Investors and company execs have plenty to celebrate behind CEO Tom Hayes’ first year at the helm. It’s the 83rd birthday for […]

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Are Millennials More Entrepreneurial Than Previous Generations?

The relationship between millennials and the concept of “entrepreneurship” is nuanced and complex. Millennials clearly value entrepreneurship, and 67% of this group says that their goals involve eventually starting a business. Statistics show that millennials are always “on”, motivated to make a difference, and consider flexible hours to be a key to boosting productivity. Unfortunately, […]

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Stephens Inc. acquires restructuring advisory business of Blackhill Partners

Little Rock-based financial services firm Stephens Inc. has acquired the restructuring advisory business of Blackhill Partners in Dallas to lead the firm’s new North American restructuring advisory business. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed “We have experienced a strong appetite for restructuring expertise in our Stephens Europe Limited operation, and the addition of […]

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Calabria says he’s willing to wipe out Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac shareholders

  Mark Calabria, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said he’s willing to wipe out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders if needed to protect taxpayers from another bailout. “I’m working for the taxpayers,” Calabria said during testimony Tuesday to the House Financial Services Committee. “If the circumstances present themselves where we have to […]

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