Top Brands Fuel Tyson's Biggest Play
Donnie Smith

Top Brands Fuel Tyson's Biggest Play

Tyson officially began the process of buying Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago on Wednesday, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. For Tyson executives, though, the chance to acquire Hillshire's enviable top-rated brands was irresistible.
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NLR Sports Memorabilia Dealer John Rogers Sued for Missed Payment

A dispute over the $1.35 million acquisition of a treasure trove of historic Major League Baseball images recently took the field in Pulaski County Circuit Court. The heir and former keeper of the famed George Burke & George Brace Collection of photographic negatives sued North Little Rock businessman John Rogers and his Sports Card Plus Inc.
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Ashley Group Could Bring New Life to Pleasant Crossing in Rogers

Ashley Group Could Bring New Life to Pleasant Crossing in Rogers

The Ashley Group of North Little Rock, one of the largest commercial property managers in the state, is looking to buy a mostly undeveloped 30.5-acre piece of the Pleasant Crossing development in Rogers.
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Fort Smith Stays on Top of Arkansas Tech Business Index

Fort Smith Stays on Top of Arkansas Tech Business Index

For the second consecutive month, Fort Smith had the highest ATBI value in April. The city saw a decrease of 1.6 points between March and April, however, its 106.99 rating was good enough to best its closest competitors.
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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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Deltic Timber's Ray Dillon on Staying Smart When Branching Out

Ray Dillon, who has led Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado since July 1, 2003, also works with both industry trade associations and community-oriented nonprofit organizations.