Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In
Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer, which the company said is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge — even with a full load — and will cost less than a diesel semi considering fuel savings, lower maintenance and other factors.

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.
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Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High Spirits

Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High Spirits This article is available only in print.

In a city hard hit by manufacturing declines during the past decade, the Hiram Walker plant, set on 32 acres at the south end of town, is a bright spot.
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Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent

Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, but it was still lower than the 4 percent reported for October 2016.
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The List Top Stockholders in Arkansas

Top Stockholders in Arkansas list includes value of stock, companies in which they have major holdings, number of shares, etc. Updated 11/6/2017

Rank Name Total Holdings
1 Walton Family, Sam 136,733,640,720
2 Tyson Family, Don 5,397,725,689
3 Hunt Family, J.B. 2,016,824,658
4 Murphy Family, Charles 645,204,165
5 Dillard Family, William 406,137,933

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Mayor Sandy Sanders on Why Fort Smith's Strength Not in Short Supply

Sandy Sanders was elected mayor of Fort Smith in 2010 after serving as executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority for six years.