Former Razorback Ryan Hale Shifts to New Career Planning Bike Trails

Former Razorback Ryan Hale Shifts to New Career Planning Bike Trails
Ryan Hale, founder of LaneShift

After five-plus years as a program officer at the Walton Family Foundation, Ryan Hale has left to start his own consulting company.
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Attorneys Ask for Additional $86M from Wal-Mart in Truck Drivers Case

Plaintiffs' attorneys for Wal-Mart truck drivers who were awarded more than $54 million in damages in an overtime case are now asking a judge to add another $86.1 million to the award.
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USA Truck's Christian Rhodes Leaves Company

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren announced the departure of Chief Information Officer Christian Rhodes in a one-sentence filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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