Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6 Percent in October

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6 Percent in October

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell from September to October, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.
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French Hill Named to Congressional Financial Panel

French Hill Named to Congressional Financial Panel

Arkansas Congressman-elect French Hill has been picked by the House Republican Steering Committee to serve on the Financial Services Committee in Congress next year.
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Warren Stephens' Halifax Media Sells to New York Firm

Warren Stephens' Halifax Media Sells to New York Firm

New Media Investment Group Inc. of New York City has announced plans to purchase Halifax Media, the newspaper chain partially owned by Warren Stephens, for $280 million.
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The List Top Stockholders

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

Rank Name Total Holdings
1 Walton Family, Sam 131,782,729,466
2 Tyson Family, Don 2,966,149,069
3 Hunt Family, J.B. 1,553,148,957
4 Murphy Family, Charles 909,597,157
5 Dillard Family, William 837,338,321

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Johnelle Hunt on Shifting Gears After Trucking To Reach Pinnacle

Arkansas Business talks with Johnelle Hunt, who, along with her late husband, J.B., founded J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell.