Brandon Barber Should Serve About 20 Years, Feds Say
Brandon Barber

Brandon Barber Should Serve About 20 Years, Feds Say

Brandon Barber's day of reckoning approaches — he's scheduled for sentencing in Fort Smith on Aug. 13 — and federal prosecutors think the bankrupt northwest Arkansas real estate developer should spend a very, very long time in prison.
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Report: Adding Vision, Dental Would Cost $43M

Adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, according to a report released Thursday, but state officials said they're not looking at expanding the program's benefits.
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State Higher Ed Board OKs Osteopathic School at Arkansas State

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board grants the New York Institute of Technology certification for an additional osteopathic medical school site on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro.
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Groups See Competitive Threat In Tyson Foods' Deal for Hillshire

Groups See Competitive Threat In Tyson Foods' Deal for Hillshire

A coalition of 82 farm, consumer and community groups urged the U.S. Justice Department to extend its antitrust division's review of Tyson Foods Inc.'s $8.55 billion deal to acquire Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago.
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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.