181 People Who Have Got the Power

181 People Who Have Got the Power

Arkansas Business introduced “The Power List” in 2006, and after updating it annually for a few years, we decided to spread it out. That means there have been a lot of changes in 20 industries and professions since our last installment in 2011, so we've been doing a lot of rounding up of resumes and photos in the last few weeks.
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Tough Road for Ethics, Term Limits Item (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Tough Road for Ethics, Term Limits Item (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

A proposal to restrict lobbyists' gifts to lawmakers and loosen Arkansas' term limits was touted as a way to put major ethics reforms on the ballot. But the proposed constitutional amendment is facing growing opposition focused primarily on its term limits provisions.
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Tyson Foods Closing 3 Plants in Iowa, NY, NM

Tyson Foods Closing 3 Plants in Iowa, NY, NM

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed.
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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

Executive Q&A

Big River Steel's John Correnti on Government's Role in Private-Sector Projects? 'Stay Out'

John Correnti, chairman and CEO of Big River Steel LLC, has more than 40 years of experience in the steel industry. Big River Steel, a $1.3 billion project, is being built in Mississippi County near Osceola. It's expected to employ more than 525 workers with average yearly compensation of $75,000.