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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.

Airports Do the Low-Cost Airline Tango

by Sean Beherec 4/27/2015 12:00 am

While the average cost of domestic plane fares is expected to decline this summer by about $2 because of the low cost of oil, passengers continue to seek out low-cost carriers offering steeper discounts for fewer frills.

Warren Stephens Bets on Startup Roadie Shipping Network

by Jan Cottingham 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Roadie uses the excess capacity of passenger vehicles already on the road to move packages from one point to another. The Roadie mobile app connects drivers with people who need to ship goods to where those drivers are already headed.

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.

Conway Startup Grainster's Boasts Wildly Optimistic Projections

by Mark Friedman 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Grainster, an online grain-trading business based in Conway, launched in August and has since made eye-popping claims of being a $200 million startup and having a potential valuation of $1 trillion in just 14 years.

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.

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.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2015 09:53 am

The state's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6 percent in March, reflecting a revised rate for February. According to DWS, the state's civilian labor force rose by 4,900 from January to February, a result of 5,800 more employed and 900 fewer unemployed Arkansans.

TAC Air to Build New Terminal at Little Rock Airport

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 11:48 am

TAC Air Inc. Dallas said Monday that it will build a new terminal at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, part of an $11 million redevelopment and expansion project it is undertaking there.

Arkansas Heart Foundation Pumps Lance Armstrong Fundraiser

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

The foundation is holding a fundraising event, the Cardiac Classic bike ride, on Saturday, April 25. On the preceding night, Friday, April 24, the foundation is holding “An Evening With Lance Armstrong.”

Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

by George Waldon 4/20/2015 12:00 am

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains.

For Fairness (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/20/2015 12:00 am

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Widespread Growth Seen in Northwest Arkansas

by Charles S. Gascon and Michael A. Varley 4/20/2015 12:00 am

When Sam Walton opened in 1950 the dime store in Bentonville, to say the area was sparsely populated would be an understatement. Today, these environs have grown so much that they comprise their own metropolitan statistical area.

ArcBest Corp. Breaks Ground in New Corporate Headquarters

by Marty Cook 4/15/2015 03:47 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson helped ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith break ground Wednesday for its new, four-story, 200,000-SF company headquarters at Chaffee Crossing. ArcBest expects the building to be completed in late 2016 and said it will create 975 jobs through 2021.

JB Hunt 1Q Earnings Up 34 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 09:32 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reported first-quarter net income of $91.9 million, or 78 cents per share, on Tuesday.

‘Above My Pay Grade' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Too much entitlement mentality is a bad thing, but not even realizing that there are reasonable exceptions to the rules — like a paying customer can ask for a menu substitution — is a lifelong handicap.

Craighead County Sees Sales Tax Collections Rise

by Mark Friedman 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Craighead County reported a 10.75 percent increase on its 1 percent sales tax receipts during the first three months of 2015 compared with the same period last year.

Poultry Federation President Marvin Childers Ready To Play Chicken with Cuba

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Marvin Childers oversees the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri operations for the Poultry Federation, where he promotes and protects the poultry and egg industry.

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