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Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016
Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, left, and e-commerce chief Marc Lore.

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.
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Tyson Foods Announces New Leadership Team

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces an overhaul of its leadership team, a change under new CEO Tom Hayes, who took over the meat processor on Dec. 31.
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Transgender Bathroom Bill Draws Criticism

A bill filed Tuesday that "concerns gender identity and bathroom privileges" has already been rebuked by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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