Public Companies Archive

ATA Road Team Promotes Arkansas Truck Drivers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton introduced the 12 members of the Arkansas Road Team at the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual conference in Little Rock last month.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Protecting Cargo Never Ends for Arkansas Truckers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Protecting freight is a daily worry for transportation executives whose trucks are crisscrossing the nation daily with trailers full of goods.

Regions Bank Adds Marlin Evans to Wealth Management (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Marlin Evans has joined the private wealth management team at Regions Bank in Little Rock as a personal trust specialist.

With James Corden on Stage, Wal-Mart Event Part Business, Part Roast

by Marty Cook 6/3/2016 03:35 pm

Friday's Wal-Mart shareholders meeting at times felt more like a roast thanks to "The Late Late Show" host James Corden.

Wal-Mart Embraces Change at Meeting, Hitching Up With Uber

by Marty Cook 6/3/2016 03:23 pm

During the retailer's annual meeting, Wal-Mart Chairman Greg Penner cast the company as changing with the economic and shopping landscape, just as it has done throughout its long history.

As Shareholders Meet, A Look At Wal-Mart's Multi-Front Fight

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/3/2016 12:09 pm

Wal-Mart executives pushed the message to shareholders and employees Friday that it's making big changes in a fast-shifting retail landscape that will position the company for more success.

Fed Member Lael Brainard Urges Caution on Raising Interest Rates

by Associated Press 6/3/2016 11:38 am

An ally of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen who has been a longtime skeptic of raising interest rates is signaling that the Fed should be in no hurry to act, especially after Friday's bleak U.S. jobs report.

Video: Watch Wal-Mart's 2016 Shareholders' Meeting Right Here

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2016 07:46 am

Wal-Mart shareholders are meeting right now at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. You can watch a live stream of events right here.

Wal-Mart Testing Uber, Lyft for Online Grocery Delivery

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/3/2016 07:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will be testing its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft in the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix.

Wal-Mart Testing Drones in Warehouses to Manage Inventory

by Associated Press 6/2/2016 11:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing drones that it says will help it manage its warehouse inventory more efficiently, and which it says could be rolled out in the next six to nine months across its distribution centers. It's another sign of how the nation's largest retailer is seeking to compete against online leader Amazon, which is testing drones to deliver packages.

Wal-Mart Revives Smiley Face Image for Price Marketing

by Associated Press 6/1/2016 11:47 am

Wal-Mart is reviving its yellow smiley image to be the face of its low-price marketing.

Wal-Mart Needs to Grow Overseas, and China's the Big Prize

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/31/2016 06:48 am

Wal-Mart can't count on much sales growth from its U.S. business, so the retailer is depending more on its operations overseas. China, the world's most-populous country, is the ultimate prize.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Former USA Truck CEO John Simone Remembered for Heart, Laughter

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Simone, who died of lung cancer March 24 in Florida, led the turnaround at USA Truck that reversed six consecutive years of red ink. He was a popular boss during his two years at USA Truck.

Simmons First Increases Quarterly Dividend by 4.3 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2016 04:19 pm

The Simmons First National Corp. board of directors declared a regular $0.24 per share quarterly cash dividend payable July 1, to shareholders of record June 15.

Sprint Hires Sales Directors for Regional Headquarters In Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 5/26/2016 02:16 pm

Sprint Corp. of Overland Park, Kansas, announced Thursday the hiring of three sales directors who will report directly to South Central Region President Jonathan Blitz who runs the company's new regional headquarters in Little Rock.

USA Truck to Pay Former Executive $630,000

by Marty Cook 5/25/2016 02:38 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren will pay former executive Michael Borrows $630,000 as part of a separation agreement. Borrows stepped down as CFO after approximately 20 months in that position and announced his resignation from the company May 19.

Home BancShares Celebrates 10 Years as Nasdaq Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2016 10:30 am

Home BancShares Inc., parent company of Centennial Bank, was featured on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square in celebration of the Company's 10th anniversary as a Nasdaq listed company and John W. Allison, chairman, rang the Nasdaq Opening Bell.