Public Companies Archive

Altice to Buy US Cable Operator Suddenlink for $9.1B

by Associated Press 5/20/2015 06:46 am

Altice SA says it's buying a controlling stake in Suddenlink Communications in a deal that values the Missouri-based cable TV provider at $9.1 billion.

Arkansas' Top Exporters Recognized, Officials Call for Ex-Im Bank Renewal

by Mark Carter 5/19/2015 02:39 pm

At an awards ceremony recognizing the state's top exporters, Arkansas small business owners and an official with the U.S. Export-Import Bank called for the bank charter's renewal.

Pay Raises, Online Spending Push Wal-Mart's 1Q Results Lower

by Lance Turner 5/19/2015 10:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville missed analysts' expectations and reported first-quarter net income down nearly 7 percent as the retailer gave raises to employees, invested in e-commerce and endured the effects of currency fluctuations.

Home Depot Nails It: 1Q Hints at Housing Rebound

by Associated Press 5/19/2015 07:28 am

A busy spring pushed Home Depot's first-quarter profit and revenue above Wall Street expectations and the world's biggest home improvement retailer raised its projections for both in 2015.

Women Share Stories, Strategies About Leading, Growing Ranks in Business

by Lance Turner 5/15/2015 12:07 pm

Women must have an expectation that their potential is limitless, and organizations must understand that diversity is key to powering success, three women business leaders said at a panel discussion Friday morning. Includes video.

Bear State Posts $2.3M Profit in 1Q

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2015 11:27 am

The publicly traded holding company for Bear State Bank collapsed three bank charters in the first quarter.

Dillard's 1Q Net Income Drops 2 Percent, Same-Stores Sales Down 1 Percent

by Lance Turner 5/14/2015 03:11 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports net income of $109.6 million, down about 2 percent from the same time last year as same-store sales slid 1 percent. "We are disappointed with our first quarter performance," Dillard's CEO William T. Dillard II said in a news release.

Windstream Appoints New EVP for Enterprise Sales

by Sean Beherec 5/13/2015 09:18 am

Jeffery Howe was previously president of the East Region and Central Sales Regions.

Inuvo CEO Sees Pay Decline in 2014

by Sean Beherec 5/12/2015 02:30 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Conway reported the company CEO's compensation in its annual proxy statement.

Report: US Truckers Generated Record $700B in Revenue Last Year

by Lance Turner 5/12/2015 11:22 am

A new report from the American Trucking Associations says the U.S. trucking industry generated a record $700.4 billion in revenue.

A-State College of Business Dean Shane Hunt on Staying Linked in Supply Chain

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Shane Hunt, who was an associate professor of marketing at A-State, was named dean of the College of Business on April 3, 2014.

The Business Value of Listening (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 5/11/2015 12:00 am

There are reams of articles on listening, with approaches that vary widely. Most of what is required to listen, however, is to pay attention, remove distractions and remain fully present for the work in front of us.

J.B. Hunt Files Noncompete Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 5/11/2015 12:00 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. recently filed two lawsuits against former employees who allegedly violated their noncompete agreement by going to work for other trucking companies.

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

by Gwen Moritz 5/11/2015 12:00 am

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state's unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak.

Professional Degrees Edge Doctoral in Earnings, Unemployment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The education categories in the graphic reflect only the highest level of education attained. They don't take into account completion of training programs in the form of apprenticeships and other on-the-job training, which may also influence earnings and unemployment rates.

Employers Turning to Two-Year Community Colleges for Workforce Training Needs

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Workforce development has become a popular issue as industry leaders have said they have a hard time finding enough quality workers to fill their needs. It's a renewed focus of groups like the Northwest Arkansas Council, which recently announced a three-year plan to strengthen the area's workforce development and the ties between employers and schools.

Wal-Mart to Buy 13 Target Stores in Canada

by Associated Press 5/8/2015 11:34 am

Wal-Mart, already Canada's biggest retailer, wasted little time in cementing that title after its rival, Target, retreated back to the U.S.

USA Truck CEO John Simone Treated for Lung Cancer

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 5/7/2015 05:20 pm

USA Truck Inc. CEO John Simone said Thursday that he is being treated for lung cancer, and that while he and his doctors are optimistic, he's not sure yet when he'll return to the company. "I intend to return as soon as medically advisable, and I am hoping that will be sometime this summer," he wrote.

USA Truck Shareholders Re-Elect 3 to Company Board

by Marty Cook 5/7/2015 01:50 pm

Shareholders voted to re-elect three members of the company's board of directors and approved, in an advisory vote, of the company's executive compensation plan.

Doug McMillon to Speak at Walton College Conference on Retail

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2015 09:33 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon will be among the speakers at the 15th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing conference on June 11 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale.