Net Income Up 40 Percent, Tyson Foods Raises Earnings Guidance

Net Income Up 40 Percent, Tyson Foods Raises Earnings Guidance

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported a 40 percent increase in first-quarter net income and raised its guidance for fiscal-year earnings.
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Report: US Poultry Workers Forced to Wear Diapers on Job

A report from international advocacy group Oxfam says poultry workers in the United States labor in a "climate of fear," with some forced to wear diapers on the job.
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Farmers & Merchants CEO Gary Hudson on Being a Delta Force in the Ozarks

Gary Hudson is the president and CEO of Farmers & Merchants Bank of Stuttgart and a member of the Arkansas State Banking Board.
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Those Meddling Kids (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Despite having daunting expenses, younger consumers seem less impressed with getting the lowest possible price. Instead, millennials are picky about what they spend money on.
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