USA Truck Reports First Profitable Quarter Since 2011
CEO John Simone said USA Truck is seeing progress "in virtually every area of our business."

USA Truck Reports First Profitable Quarter Since 2011

USA Truck of Van Buren reported its first profitable quarter since 2011 on Thursday, bringing in net income of $700,000, or 7 cents per share. The profit came even after a tough first half of the year marked by hard winter weather and a driver shortage that continues to dog the industry.
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Rick Crawford Among 5 to Oppose VA Overhaul Measure

Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford was among five House members Wednesday to oppose a measure to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care, a vote that drew immediate criticism from his Democratic challenger.
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ArcBest 2Q Profit Triples From Last Year

ArcBest 2Q Profit Triples From Last Year

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports its most profitable quarter in six years, driven by stronger performance in two of its subsidiaries, ABF Freight and Panther Premium Logistics.
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NERA Study: EPA Regs Would Cost Arkansas Jobs, Millions in Compliance

A new study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting, and commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers, says new ozone regulations would cost Arkansas thousands of jobs per year and hundreds of millions of dollars in compliance costs.
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The List Arkansas Public Companies

Ranked by net income in most recent fiscal year. All figures in millions except earnings per share and annual dividend.

Rank Name FY 2013 Net Income or Loss
1 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 15,918,000,000
2 Murphy Oil Corp. 1,123,473,000
3 Tyson Foods Inc. 778,000,000
4 J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. 342,000,000
5 Dillard's Inc. 323,671,000

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Big River Steel's John Correnti on Government's Role in Private-Sector Projects? 'Stay Out'

John Correnti, chairman and CEO of Big River Steel LLC, has more than 40 years of experience in the steel industry. Big River Steel, a $1.3 billion project, is being built in Mississippi County near Osceola. It's expected to employ more than 525 workers with average yearly compensation of $75,000.