Public Companies Archive

J.B. Hunt, Project44 Partner to Enhance Digital Marketplace

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2018 12:38 pm

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell says it will collaborate with logistics software company project44 to integrate the company's technology into J.B. Hunt's "J.B. Hunt 360" digital marketplace.

Arkansas Business Concludes 2018 Executive Leadership Academy, Sets 2019 Dates

by Chris Bahn 11/26/2018 12:52 pm

Leaders from a mix of business, nonprofit and policy sectors concluded the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy on Oct. 26.

GM to Slash Up to 14K Jobs in North America

by Associated Press 11/26/2018 11:35 am

General Motors will lay off up to 14,000 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles.

A Decade After Recession, Arkansas Timber Industry Reborn

by Jan Cottingham 11/26/2018 12:00 am

The timber industry, the biggest employer in south Arkansas, has recovered in the decade since the Great Recession. That doesn't mean it will ever be the same.

Is Enough Ever Enough? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/26/2018 12:00 am

For those of us who have never been rich or even seriously entertained the prospect, the idea that millions of dollars, even after taxes, year after year would not be adequate is mind-boggling.

NWA Population Tide Pours Into Bedroom Communities

by Marty Cook 11/26/2018 12:00 am

Towns off the beaten path add people and tax dollars with easier travel and housing.

Mission of New Program at SAU: Incubating Poultry Managers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/26/2018 12:00 am

A $100K grant and new facilities at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia offer a workforce pipeline for a big Arkansas industry.

'Hey Boss — You're Fired!' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 11/26/2018 12:00 am

The fired boss is more and more left out of the loop, not consulted, worked around and occasionally even publicly challenged by his direct reports. And the worst part is, the more he is ignored by the organization that reports to him, the more he grasps for control.

Malls See Rebound

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2018 12:00 am

The International Council of Shopping Centers forecasts a busy holiday season, with 84 percent of U.S. shoppers visiting a mall or shopping center during the holidays, according to its Oct. 4 news release.

Acxiom Corp. May Be Gone, But Workers Remain in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas lost a public company but didn't lose jobs when Acxiom Corp. sold its largest business unit, Acxiom Marketing Solutions, for $2.3 billion to the Interpublic Group of Cos. Inc. of New York.

Arkansas Trucking Companies See Tailwinds from Good Economy

by Marty Cook 11/19/2018 12:00 am

Dan Cushman, CEO of P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown, says a healthy economy is finally bringing relief to rate-crunched trucking companies.

Dillard's Expecting a Happy Holiday

by Mark Friedman 11/19/2018 12:00 am

Dillard's is looking toward the holiday season, when department stores generate about 25 percent of their total annual sales. Retail analysts expect Dillard's and other retailers should have a season of good cheer.

Shorter Public Companies List Reveals Top, Median Pay

by Gwen Moritz 11/19/2018 12:00 am

Much about this year's rankings of public companies and their highest-paid executives by total compensation is typical. But there is something new: data on the median employee compensation of most of the state's publicly traded companies.

Bank OZK Buzz Draws Talk of Class Action

by George Waldon 11/19/2018 12:00 am

Bank OZK recorded a $74.2 million profit in the third quarter, a 22.7 percent decrease compared with the third quarter of 2017.

America's Car-Mart Reports Revenue, Income Increases

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2018 12:25 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported increases in revenue and income for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 on Thursday.

Dillard's 3Q Profit Down 49 Percent, Stock Slides

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/15/2018 09:27 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports third-quarter net income down 49 percent, but same-store sales rose 3 percent. Still, the company missed Wall Street expectations, and its stock price fell.

Walmart US CEO Greg Foran Talks Technology, Workers

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/15/2018 09:13 am

Greg Foran, CEO of Walmart's U.S. operations, talks during a tour of a Houston store about the holiday season and his views on workers, technology and other issues.

Walmart Sees Strong 3Q Sales Online, In Stores

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/15/2018 06:42 am

Walmart is reporting surging online sales, strong performances at established stores, and it's raising profit expectations for the year heading into the holiday shopping season.

Ford, Walmart Test Self-Driving Grocery Delivery Service

by Associated Press 11/14/2018 06:40 am

Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service.

Tyson Foods' 4Q Profit Beats Expectations, But Revenue Misses

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2018 09:57 am

Record beef income helped push Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale to fiscal fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' expectations, but revenue for the publicly traded meat processor fell short.