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Tyson Foods Names Justin Whitmore Chief Sustainability Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2017 11:03 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale names former McKinsey & Co. consultant Justin Whitmore to its newly created position of chief sustainability officer.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Sees Compensation Rise in 2016

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 4/21/2017 07:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. chief executive officer received a 13 percent increase in total compensation to $22.4 million in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31.

Bear State 1Q Profit Up 48 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/20/2017 07:44 am

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock reported Thursday first-quarter earnings of $4.9 million, up 48 percent from the same quarter last year.

As Mergers Continue, Home BancShares Sees 1Q Profit Rise

by Lance Turner 4/20/2017 07:31 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports first-quarter profit of $46.9 million, up 13 percent from the same quarter last year.

USA Truck Names Jason Bates CFO

by Lance Turner 4/19/2017 04:12 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hires Jason Bates as executive vice president and CFO, filling a post left vacant by James Reed, who became CEO in January.

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Down 6 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/19/2017 03:56 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports first-quarter net income of $22.1 million, down 6 percent from the same quarter last year.

Murphy USA Lowers Guidance After Preliminary 1Q Loss of $3M

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2017 04:26 pm

Murphy USA Inc. announces a preliminary first-quarter loss of $3 million — results bad enough to lead the El Dorado gasoline retailer to revise its investor guidance numbers downward for all of 2017.

Bank of America Profits Jump, Helped by Interest Rates

by Associated Press 4/18/2017 02:00 pm

Bank of America's first quarter profits grew nearly 40 percent, the bank said Tuesday, helped by higher interest rates as well as a strong performance in its investment banking division.

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 10:55 am

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership.

Wal-Mart Seeks Online Fashion Presence Through Acquisitions

by Nandita Bose and Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 4/18/2017 06:50 am

Wal-Mart's bid for Bonobos is the latest step in the company's attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon and others in the growing online fashion world, analysts say.

Simmons Bank Names New VP, Assistant General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 01:20 pm

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff on Monday named Henry A. “Rusty” Barham III its executive vice president for regulatory and consumer affairs and assistant general counsel.

Dillard to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Arkansas

by Lydia McAllister 4/17/2017 11:33 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock Chairman and CEO William T. Dillard II will receive an honorary degree this spring from the University of Arkansas.

Recode: Wal-Mart in Advanced Talks to Buy Bonobos

by Reuters 4/17/2017 11:08 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in advanced discussions to buy online men's fashion retailer Bonobos Inc., Recode reported on Friday, citing sources.

J.B. Hunt 1Q Revenue Up 7 Percent

by Marty Cook 4/17/2017 10:22 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports first-quarter income of $102.7 million, up from $100.1 million in the same quarter a year ago.

The Long, Rough Ride Ahead for 'Made in America'

by Nick Carey, Reuters 4/17/2017 07:37 am

American companies, along with President Donald Trump, face big obstacles as they try to rebuild American manufacturing.

Acxiom Returning to Conway Roots

by Sarah Campbell 4/17/2017 12:00 am

With the sale last month of its Little Rock headquarters, plans to renovate its Conway campus and hopes of expanding its client base, Acxiom Corp. CEO Scott Howe says his company is evolving.

Arkansas PR Pros on Pepsi, Hitler and Unfriendly Skies

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas PR and advertising professionals were already scratching their heads over Pepsi's silly ad featuring the model Kendall Jenner and video of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight, when presidential spokesman Sean Spicer oddly lifted Hitler from the bottom of history's list of worst dictators.

Too Much Too Much (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Online competition isn't the only change in the retail landscape. Many stores are closing because the malls that surround them just aren't attracting the kind of traffic they used to.

Windstream to Acquire Broadview Networks Holdings in $227.5M Deal

by Lance Turner 4/13/2017 06:57 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock agrees to acquire Broadview Networks Holdings Inc. of Rye Brook, New York, in an all-cash transaction valued at $227.5 million.

Bear State Sets Annual Meeting Date, Discloses Salaries

by George Waldon 4/12/2017 11:09 am

The annual filing also disclosed that Bear State Financial Holdings LLC of Little Rock remained the largest shareholder with a 40.28 percent stake worth more than $141 million.

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