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Oil Price Drop Drives Murphy Oil to $14.4M 1Q Loss

by Sean Beherec 4/29/2015 04:27 pm

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a net loss of $14.4 million, or 8 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of the year, citing a drop in oil prices. Murphy Oil said that was down from a net income of $155.3 million, or 85 cents per diluted share, during the same period last year. Income from continuing operations during the first quarter was $3.5 million compared to $169.3 million last year.

Inuvo Reports $626K Profit in 1Q

by Sean Beherec 4/29/2015 03:48 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Conway reported net income of $626,000, compared to $675,000 during the same quarter last year. Inuvo also reported revenue of $13.4 million in the first quarter compared to $10.1 million last year.

Simmons First Announces Deal to Buy Missouri Trust Company

by Gwen Moritz 4/29/2015 03:30 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff will pay approximately $20.7 million in cash and stock for Ozark Trust & Investment Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Trust Co. of the Ozarks, both of Springfield, Missouri.

Acxiom Cites Workforce 'Changes' Amid Layoff Reports

by Lance Turner 4/29/2015 11:00 am

An Acxiom Corp. spokesman confirms "changes" to the data services company's workforce but won't elaborate.

US Economy Ekes Out 0.2 Percent Growth Rate in 1Q

by Associated Press 4/29/2015 07:50 am

The U.S. economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year, battered by a triple whammy of harsh weather, plunging exports and sharp cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.

Murphy Oil CEO Undergoes 'Unscheduled Medical Procedure'

by Sean Beherec 4/28/2015 03:43 pm

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Tuesday said company CEO Roger Jenkins had undergone an "unscheduled medical procedure" earlier in the day. The company said in a news release that the procedure "went well" and that Jenkins was expected back in the office next week.

Tyson Foods to Cut Human Antibiotics From US Chickens by 2017

by Marty Cook 4/28/2015 10:30 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Tuesdsay that it is working to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from U.S. broiler chicken flocks by September 2017.

Communications Sales & Leasing is Trading Now

by Lance Turner 4/27/2015 10:21 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has officially spun off its real estate and copper assets into a real estate investment trust called Communications Sales & Leasing Inc.

Wal-Mart Shares $1.5M UA Connection in Proxy

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its latest proxy statement that it paid about $1.5 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer's fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.

Transportation, Retail Companies Hoping to Keep Up With Supply Chain

by Marty Cook 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Supply chain dynamics don't often get big laughs, but it wasn't a tough crowd last week at the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

How America's Middle Class Has Shrunk Since 2000

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

The struggles of middle-class American families and growing income inequality have risen to the top of the national agenda.

Windstream Spinoff CS&L to Begin Trading on Monday

by Gwen Moritz 4/24/2015 05:01 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock officially spun off its real estate and copper assets late Friday into a real estate investment trust whose shares will begin trading publicly on Monday.

2 AERT Executives See Salary Raises in 2014

by Marty Cook 4/24/2015 10:24 am

Two executives at Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. of Springdale, received compensation increases in 2014 according to the company's annual proxy.

USA Truck CEO Paid $1.4M in Total Compensation in 2014

by Marty Cook 4/24/2015 09:30 am

John Simone, the CEO and president of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, received nearly $1.4 million in salary and bonuses in 2014 according to the company's latest proxy.

J.B. Hunt Shareholders Vote Down Emissions Proposal

by Marty Cook 4/23/2015 11:40 am

A shareholder proposal to require J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was defeated at the company's annual meeting Thursday.

PAM 1Q Net Income Up 300 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2015 11:21 am

PAM Transportation Services Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income up nearly 300 percent from the same quarter last year.

Home BancShares Raises 2Q Cash Dividend

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2015 10:12 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway said Thursday that it had increased its second-quarter regular cash dividend by nearly 67 percent.

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Up 97 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/23/2015 10:10 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday said first-quarter net income nearly doubled from the same quarter last year.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $19.4M Pay Package

by Mark Friedman 4/22/2015 05:17 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation fall 24.2 percent to $19.4 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year.

Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup

by Mark Carter 4/22/2015 02:54 pm

Teams from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Harding University in Searcy took top honors at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition awards.

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