Windstream to Spin Off Some Assets Into Publicly Traded REIT
Jeff Gardner

Windstream to Spin Off Some Assets Into Publicly Traded REIT

Windstream Holdings Corp. of Little Rock says it will spin off certain assets, including its fiber and copper network, into a publicly traded real estate investment trust, a move that will lower its debt by $3.2 billion.
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Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

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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For First Time, Jimmy Dean Moves Beyond Breakfast

For First Time, Jimmy Dean Moves Beyond Breakfast

Jimmy Dean, the sausage brand started by the late country singer, has become a breakfast staple. Now the brand, owned by Hillshire, is hoping its new bowls and sandwiches can lure eaters at other meals.
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Crystal Bridges Names New Curators

Crystal Bridges Names New Curators

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced the promotion of two staff members to curator and the hiring of a third curator.
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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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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.