Today's News

USA Truck Names Knight General Counsel

by Marty Cook 6/5/2018 09:32 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Katherine Knight as its vice president and general counsel, the company announced Monday. Knight comes to USA Truck from Nissan North America Inc., where she was senior counsel for the subsidiary of Nissan Motor Corp. Ltd.

Tyson Foods Buys Organic Chicken Producer

by Marty Cook 6/5/2018 09:27 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Monday that it has acquired Tecumseh Poultry LLC of Waverly, Nebraska.

AT&T Names New Arkansas President

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 03:24 pm

AT&T announced Monday that Ronald (Ronnie) Dedman has been named president of AT&T Arkansas. He will lead all of the company's external, government and public affairs efforts in the state.

Walmart to Sell 80 Percent Stake in Brazil Business

by Associated Press 6/4/2018 02:15 pm

Walmart Inc. is selling an 80 percent stake in its Brazilian operations to a global private equity firm as it reduces its presence in countries where it's struggling.

Paxton Buys Batesville Guard, State's Last Non-Chain Family-Owned Daily

by Kyle Massey 6/4/2018 10:52 am

The last non-chain family-owned daily newspaper in Arkansas, The Batesville Daily Guard, is no longer independent, bought last week by the Paxton Media Group of Paducah, Kentucky.

Tyson Foods to Sell Sara Lee, Van's Brands

by Marty Cook 6/4/2018 10:25 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has reached an agreement to sell its Sara Lee Frozen Baker and Van's brands to Kohlberg & Co., a private equity firm in Mount Kisco, New York.

Report: Arkansas Revenue Below Expectations in May

by Associated Press 6/4/2018 10:07 am

Arkansas finance officials say a drop in corporate tax collections kept the state's revenue below expectations in May.

Business Economists Worry About Possible Recession in 2020

by Associated Press 6/4/2018 07:04 am

A group of top business economists believes the major tax cuts President Donald Trump pushed through Congress will give a significant boost to economic growth this year and next year. But they worry that by 2020, the country could be entering a new recession.

Jailed Lawyer Matt Henry Seeks Review

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

The Little Rock attorney who has been sitting in the Pulaski County jail since March 22 for civil contempt of court asked the Arkansas Supreme Court last week to look at his case.

Help Wanted: New Chancellor at UAMS Looking for New Administrators

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is looking for a few good administrators.

Transactions of Truck Centers, E-Z Mart Continue After Company Buys

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Freightliner and Western Star dealerships in North Little Rock and Springdale and an E-Z Mart in west Little Rock provide this week's trio of million-dollar deals.

TeleComp Exec Files Defamation Suit Following Facebook Posts

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Roger Thomas, co-founder and chief business officer at TeleComp in Bentonville, has filed a petition for injunctive relief against a man he said has defamed and harassed him over a grudge dating from the 1980s.

UAMS' Turbulent Year Was Years in the Making

by Mark Friedman 6/4/2018 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' financial troubles slowly simmered for years before bubbling over in the fall.

FNB Crossett Poised to Join Public Company

by George Waldon 6/4/2018 12:00 am

The pending $12.8 million acquisition of Crossett's Ashley Bancstock Co. and its First National Bank will turn the buyer, Century Next Financial Corp. of Ruston, Louisiana, into a multistate banking holding company.

One Bank, Landlord Tussle in Lawsuit Over Former OneBanc Branch

by George Waldon 6/4/2018 12:00 am

A Little Rock landlord says One Bank is still on the financial hook for a closed branch office on Cantrell Road.

Glider Rule Recall Another Bad Idea

by Marty Cook 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Gliders were important to independent drivers or small companies because they cost $100,000 compared with $140,000 for a new tractor. Also, because it is a “used” tractor, there was no 12 percent federal excise tax imposed.

Your First Amendment (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/4/2018 12:00 am

The First Amendment only protects us from government action, not from personal consequences.

The Soaring Cost of Dead Trees

by Kyle Massey 6/4/2018 12:00 am

The term "dead tree media" casts print publications as fading relics, as doomed in the digital age as the pulverized trees they're printed on. And those dead trees are now costing publishers more.

Visit Bentonville's Kalene Griffith Focuses Tourism Tactics at Leisure

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

A former member of 40 Under 40, Kalene Griffith has headed Visit Bentonville, formerly the Bentonville Convention & Visitors Bureau, since August 2005.

Millennials Constitute 35 Percent of U.S. Labor Force

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, comprising 35 percent of the workforce, according to the Pew Research Center.