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Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In
Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer, which the company said is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge — even with a full load — and will cost less than a diesel semi considering fuel savings, lower maintenance and other factors.

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.
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First Orion to Move Headquarters to North Little Rock

First Orion of Little Rock says it will move into a new, six-story office building on Main Street in the Argenta Historic District of North Little Rock.
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BlueOak Molten Metal Disaster Leads to Lawsuit This article is available only in print.

BlueOak Arkansas, the electronics recycling plant in Osceola, developed a leak in its furnace in November 2015 that resulted in molten metal escaping and causing more than $10.5 million in damage.
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