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Simmons First National Ramps Up Growth Via Acquisition

Simmons First National Ramps Up Growth Via Acquisition

Simmons First National Corp. covered some serious ground among growth-minded Arkansas lenders on the acquisition trail. Tandem out-of-state, stock-swap purchases during the first quarter increased the size of the Pine Bluff bank holding company by a whopping 65 percent.
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Amazon's Surprise 2Q Profit Pushes Market Cap Past Wal-Mart

It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. Amazon shares surged 15 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue. The sharp increase in shares brought Amazon's market value to $259.1 billion, more than its biggest rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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PAM Transport 2Q Profit Up 43 Percent

PAM Transport of Tontitown reported second-quarter income of $7 million Thursday, an increase from $4.9 million in the second quarter of 2014.
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Simmons First 2Q Net Income Up 102 Percent

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports second-quarter net income of $20 million, up 102 percent from $9.9 million in the same quarter last year. During the quarter, the company made its third acquisition in Springfield, Missouri. read more >

Wal-Mart Buying Remaining Stake in China's Yihaodian

Wal-Mart has purchased the remaining stake in Chinese online retailer Yihaodian as it looks to expand its presence in the country and take advantage of the shift to online shopping. read more >

Deltic Timber 2Q Profit Down 85 Percent

Wet weather conditions and a slow housing market dampened second-quarter profit for Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, the real estate and timber company reported Wednesday. read more >

USA Truck Making Best Of Leadership Change

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren may be in the best possible circumstances to handle the recent resignation of its top executive because of health issues. read more >

Tyson Among Poultry Giants Curtailing Antibiotic Use

Christine Daugherty is almost irrepressibly energetic. It's a trait that serves her well in her role as vice president of sustainable food production at Tyson Foods of Springdale. read more >

PAM Transportation Expands Dutch Auction

PAM Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown announced it would buy back 298,566 shares of its outstanding stock for $59 per share. read more >

J.B. Hunt 2Q Profit Up 11 Percent

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $103.42 million, or 88 cents per share. read more >

Wal-Mart Sees Shopping Surge for Rival Sale to Amazon

Wal-Mart says its counter-offensive against Amazon's big sale called Prime Day seemed to pay off. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16. read more >

Home BancShares' 2Q Profit Up 19 Percent

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports record quarterly profit of $33.9 million, or 50 cents per share, up 19 percent from the same quarter last year. read more >

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