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USA Truck Hires Martin Tewari for New President of Trucking Post
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USA Truck Hires Martin Tewari for New President of Trucking Post

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Martin Tewari to fill the new position of President of Trucking.
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FDIC: Arkansas Bank Deposits Reach $56.5B

Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 5 percent in the 12 months that ended June 30, a pace somewhat slower than the 5.4 percent growth in bank deposits nationally.
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Wal-Mart to Offer Grocery Pickup in Some US Cities

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.
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Wal-Mart Presses Suppliers to Share Benefits of Cheaper Yuan

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is seeking price cuts from suppliers that produce goods in China, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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Simmons First National Bank Names New VP

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Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs at Headquarters

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Forbes List of Richest People for 2015 Includes 10 with Arkansas Ties

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Caterpillar Says It Could Cut 10,000 Jobs to Reduce Costs

Caterpillar is planning another round of job cuts that could exceed 10,000 people through 2018, as the construction and mining equipment maker adjusts to downturns in key markets that it serves. read more >

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