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Good People Of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business readers are, for the most part, good men and women of business — as was Charles Dickens himself. May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence.

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

Tyson Foods CEO Sees Pay Package Rise in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2015 11:46 am

CEO Donnie Smith of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale saw his compensation rise slightly in 2015, according to the company's proxy filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Wal-Mart to Spend $64M on Raises, Other Workforce Investments in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 12/17/2015 11:02 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville said its $2.7 billion plan to invest in its domestic workforce includes about $64 million in Arkansas, including raises for 39,000 of its employees here.

Bill Dillard III to Moderate UA Business Forecast Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2015 09:29 am

Regional, national and international experts will discuss the economic outlook for Arkansas, the nation and the world at the 22nd annual Business Forecast luncheon.

List of Top Stockholders in Arkansas Sees Retailers' Stock Fortunes Plummet

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2015 12:00 am

The Waltons are in no danger of losing the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's top stockholders, with $99 billion in just those stock holdings that they are required to disclose publicly under U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission regulations.

Stock Ownership Up as Americans Invest in Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Fifty-five percent of Americans are invested in the stock market, according to Gallup's annual Economics & Personal Finance Survey, conducted in April.

America's Car-Mart Names Jim von Gremp to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2015 10:11 am

Von Gremp, 66, is a former Wal-Mart executive and has served on University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees since 2005. He was also the chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission in 1999-2000 and served in Gov. Mike Huckabee's administration as executive director of government operations in 1996-97.

Mike Beebe Joins Tyson Foods' Board of Directors

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2015 03:15 pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has been named to the board of directors of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, the publicly traded meat processor announced Wednesday.

J.B. Hunt to Add 1,000 Jobs Over 6 Years

by Marty Cook 12/9/2015 02:45 pm

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Wednesday that it will add 1,000 jobs in Arkansas over the next six years.

J.B. Hunt Names Stuart Scott CIO, EVP

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2015 08:57 am

J.B. Hunt says that Kay Lewis, chief information officer and executive vice president of technology and engineering, will retire and that it has hired Stuart Scott to take over the post on Jan. 1.

Bank of the Ozarks to Sell 2M Company Shares

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2015 03:02 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock said Tuesday that it will sell more than 2 million shares of common stock at a price of $52.42 per share — about $110 million.

Wal-Mart's Greg Foran No. 1 In Exec Pay At $19.5M

by Gwen Moritz 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Foran received stock awards in April 2014 for his performance as CEO of Walmart Asia and then more stock as part of a three-year performance incentive program when he was named in August 2014 to succeed Bill Simon as CEO of Walmart stores in the United States.

Show-Me State Hoosier Mark McFatridge Leads Bear State Financial

by George Waldon 12/7/2015 12:00 am

When Bear State Financial made its first out-of-state acquisition of Metropolitan National Bank of Springfield, Missouri, it didn't find just a merger partner in Mark McFatridge, president and CEO of Metropolitan. It found a new leader for its management team.

Car-Mart Not Sweating Short-Term Loss

by Marty Cook 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Hank Henderson, the CEO of America's Car-Mart of Bentonville, has seen the competitive environment in the used-car financing market frustrate his company for more than three years now. Last month, Car-Mart reported a loss of $485,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

J.B. Hunt VP Erin Taylor on Seeing Safety in Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

In 2014, Taylor was promoted to vice president of finance for the ICS division, which reported revenue of $718 million in 2014.

Report: Acxiom Buys Allant's Advanced Ad Business

by Lance Turner 12/4/2015 11:19 am

Multichannel News reports that Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock has purchased the advanced-advertising unit of Allant Group of Naperville, Illinois, a TV software and analytics company.

Windstream Names Sarah Day President of Consumer and Small Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2015 10:42 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock said Thursday that CEO Tony Thomas appointed Sarah Day as president of Consumer and Small Business effective Jan. 1.

Tyson Foods Names VP of Finance for Retail Packaged Brands Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2015 10:40 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Thursday that Garrett Olson has promoted to vice president of finance for the meat processor's retail packaged brands group.

ABF Logistics Buys Bear Transportation Services for $26M

by Lance Turner 12/1/2015 04:21 pm

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of publicly traded ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, said Tuesday that it has acquired Bear Transportation Services LP, a private, non-asset truckload brokerage firm based in Plano, Texas, for $26 million cash.