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Hutchinson Says He Stressed Global Market in Talk With Trump
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Hutchinson Says He Stressed Global Market in Talk With Trump

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he stressed the importance of a global market to Arkansas' economy when he talked with President-elect Donald Trump to congratulate him on his surprise win in the election.
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SMA of Jonesboro to Buy Blount's Aftermarket Parts Business

SMA of Jonesboro agrees to acquire certain assets of Blount International's TISCO aftermarket parts business. The deal solidifies SMA as the second largest distributor in the country.
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St. Louis District Economy Growing Modestly

Contacts in the Fed's St. Louis District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six other states, said economic conditions have modestly improved.
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Tyson Foods' 4Q Profit Misses Expectations, Shares Fall 15 Percent

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $391 million, or $1.03 per share.
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