Fayetteville Anti-bias Ordinance Splits City, Chamber

Fayetteville Anti-bias Ordinance Splits City, Chamber
Steve Clark (left), president and CEO of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, says “This is about an ordinance that isn’t workable or well defined.” While Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan (right) says complaints about vague wording in the ordinance aren’t valid.

On Dec. 9, Fayetteville voters will decide the fate of Ordinance 5703 — commonly known as Chapter 119 — which would prohibit discrimination in the workplace or in housing based on veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic background.
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Steele Stephens Could Still Face Fines over Shoffner Bribes

Federal prosecutors gave Steele Stephens immunity from prosecution and let him keep the millions in bond sales commissions he received from the business relationship that resulted in the criminal conviction of former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner.
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Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson Begins Bureaucrat Shuffle

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson Begins Bureaucrat Shuffle

After eight years with a Democrat at the helm of the executive branch, Republican Asa Hutchinson's agency director appointments are also an opportunity to shape the next four years of business in the state.
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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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CEO Dan Cushman Shares 'Secret' on Turning Around PAM Transport

Dan Cushman became CEO of PAM Transport in 2009 after the company had reported nearly $19 million in annual losses in 2008. During the past three years, PAM entered positive territory, earning $5.91 million in 2013, and it's headed to another profitable year in 2014.