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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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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Windstream to Cut 350 Positions, 38 In Arkansas, by December

Windstream to Cut 350 Positions, 38 In Arkansas, by December

Windstream Holdings Corp. of Little Rock announced Thursday that the company is cutting 350 positions by Dec. 1, including 38 jobs in Arkansas. The cuts represent about 2.5 percent of the company's workforce of about 13,000.
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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.