Public Companies Archive

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Windstream Board Adopts Shareholders Rights Plan

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 03:11 pm

Noting that it was not mounting a defense against a possible takeover, Windstream announced Friday that its board of directors has adopted a shareholders rights plan.

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 11:41 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Friday announced the 57 new members of its Leadership Arkansas Class X.

Fed Leaves Key Interest Rate Unchanged, Citing Low Inflation

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 01:04 pm

The Federal Reserve is keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of threats from a weak global economy, persistently low inflation and unstable financial markets.

Wal-Mart Says It Will Hire 60,000 Holiday Season Workers

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 10:28 am

Wal-Mart says it will hire 60,000 employees to meet increased shopping demand over the holiday season.

USA Truck Names Chris Parsons VP of Maintenance

by Marty Cook 9/16/2015 02:38 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Chris Parsons to be its vice president of maintenance.

Tyson to Add Workers, New Lines at Iowa Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 01:21 pm

Springdale-based Tyson Foods announced Wednesday that its beef and pork subsidiary, Tyson Fresh meats, would add roughly 60 workers and new lines of pork chops and roasts at its plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Wal-Mart Expands Online Grocery Pickup in NWA

by Alexis Hosticka 9/16/2015 11:37 am

Wal-Mart is expanding its online grocery pickup test in the northwest Arkansas area to include five Neighborhood Market stores in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

HP to Jettison Up to 30K Jobs as Part of Spinoff

by Associated Press 9/15/2015 04:54 pm

Hewlett-Packard says its upcoming spinoff of its technology divisions focused on software, consulting and data analysis will eliminate up to 30,000 jobs.

Target Tests Grocery Delivery Service

by Associated Press 9/15/2015 12:49 pm

The Minneapolis-based discounter has teamed with Instacart, the online grocery delivery service that started in 2012, to let shoppers in the Minneapolis area order fruits and other perishables, as well as household, pet and baby products, and have them delivered to their homes in as little as an hour.

Specialty Stores Spice Up Bentonville Square

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Because he knew Bentonville, Bill Oakley said, he never doubted his retail success. Oakley opened a Spice & Tea Exchange franchise in 2012 just off the downtown square. So far, sales have risen steadily since the exchange opened.

Sam's Club Jumps into Auto Sales with TrueCar Partnership

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 9/11/2015 12:11 pm

Sam's Club, the warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, has tied up with online car-shopping service TrueCar Inc to make a full-fledged foray into auto sales, a fast-growing business for rival Costco Wholesale Corp.

Photos: Alice Walton's Rocking W Ranch For Sale at $19.7M

by Lance Turner 9/10/2015 11:57 am

Alice Walton is selling her 1,400-acre Texas ranch to better concentrate on Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, which she founded in 2011.

Survey: US More Competitive Globally, But Inequality a Risk

by Associated Press 9/9/2015 10:44 am

Income inequality will remain a persistent problem despite brighter prospects for U.S. companies globally, according to an annual survey of Harvard Business School alumni officially being released Wednesday.

US Stocks Advance, Getting a Boost From China's Rally

by Associated Press 9/8/2015 01:03 pm

U.S. stocks rose sharply Tuesday after a late rebound in China's market encouraged traders. Stocks were also rebounding from a sell-off on Friday when a mixed jobs report left investors uncertain about the outlook for interest rates. There was also some deal news for investors to focus on.

Tyson Foods Employee Pleads Guilty to $550,000 Fraud

by Lance Turner 9/4/2015 04:41 pm

A former manager at Tyson Foods Inc. waived indictment and pleaded guilty Friday to one count of wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

Tyson Pledges $50M to Help End Hunger

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/3/2015 08:56 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is pledging $50 million in cash and in-kind donations over the next five years in the fight against hunger, after donating 100 million pounds of food over the past 15 years.

Cree Rebrands Division That Includes Fayetteville as Wolfspeed

by Mark Carter 9/2/2015 08:32 am

Semiconductor manufacturer Cree Inc. has rebranded its power and radio frequency division, which includes the former Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville, as Wolfspeed, the publicly traded company announced.