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Transportation Companies in Arkansas Put Focus on Drivers' Health Into Maximum Overdrive

by Marty Cook 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health revealed that long-haul drivers are twice as likely to smoke or be obese as the average working adult. Drivers also were more likely to have risk factors that could lead to chronic diseases.

Urgent Care Walk-in Clinics Expanding in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Doctors, retailers and hospitals have been opening urgent care facilities or walk-in clinics to lure patients with non-life-threatening injuries away from hospital emergency rooms in a trend that has been slow to arrive in Arkansas.

Philip Tappan Joins Simmons Bank as EVP

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2015 08:57 am

Simmons Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff, said Thursday that it has hired Philip A. Tappan as executive vice president of financial services.

Tracy French Named CEO of Centennial Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 04:27 pm

Tracy M. French has been promoted to president, CEO and director of Centennial Bank, replacing C. Randall "Randy" Sims, who will retain his title as CEO of Home BancShares. "I welcome this opportunity to step back from the bank level and focus my energy on holding company issues," Sims says in a news release.

Asa Hutchinson Wants Ted Thomas for Chairman of Public Service Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 12:20 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has said he intends to appoint Ted Thomas as chairman of the Public Service Commission.

Asa Hutchinson Appoints Mike Carroll to Economic Development Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2015 07:43 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has appointed Mike Carroll to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

ABF Logistics Buys Smart Lines Transportation Group for $5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 01:53 pm

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, bought Smart Lines Transportation Group LLC of Oklahoma City for $5.17 million on Jan. 2.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Bank of the Ozarks Announces Expected Close Date on Intervest Acquisition

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/2/2015 11:04 am

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock expects its $228.5 million acquisition of Intervest Bancshares Corp., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Intervest National Bank, to be closed on or about Feb. 10.

Arkansas Approved for Changes to Private Option

by Ken Miller, The Associated Pres 1/1/2015 09:34 pm

The federal government on Wednesday approved Arkansas' request for changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that will require recipients to make monthly co-payments to health savings accounts and put limits on transportation for routine doctor visits and other non-emergency services.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

Unemployment Rates Down Across Arkansas Metro Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 10:13 am

Unemployment rates were considerably lower in all metropolitan areas in Arkansas in November compared to a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.

Tyson Foods Emporia Plant Adds Production Line, Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/29/2014 11:05 am

Tyson Foods Inc. recently concluded an estimated $3 million line expansion at its prepared foods plant in Emporia, Kansas.

Total Compensation Up for Tyson Executives in 2014

by Lance Turner 12/24/2014 10:07 am

Total compensation rose for top executives at Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in 2014, the same year the company completed its biggest acquisition ever.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

Tyson Foods Names Rex Holstein VP of Commodity Purchasing

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2014 09:45 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale named Rex Holstein vice president of commodity purchasing, replacing Clark Irwin, who will retire next month.

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