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ADW Capital Takes 3 Percent Stake in USA Truck, Calls for CEO's Ouster

ADW Capital Takes 3 Percent Stake in USA Truck, Calls for CEO's Ouster
USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren.

The managing member of ADW Capital Partners LP of New York City calls for a change in leadership and a selling off of divisions at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren.
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$50M Revitalization Plan Aims To Turn El Dorado into Cultural Mecca

With a declining population and an unstable job market, the city of El Dorado is investing in quality of life in an effort to boost its economy.
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Whittington To Receive $1.6 Million in Cash Upon Exit From Windstream

Brent Whittington, who this week submitted his resignation as chief operating officer of Windstream Holdings Corp., will leave with a severance package that includes $1.6 million in cash, the company revealed Friday.
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