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Marty Cook

Assistant Editor

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Marty Cook joined Arkansas Business in October 2013 after 19 years as an award-winning newspaper reporter. He covers the transportation industry and northwest Arkansas businesses.

Marty, a native of Shreveport, graduated from Missouri in 1993 with a bachelor of journalism. He, his wife and three daughters live in Fayetteville.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas Employers Help With Retirement Advice, Tools

David George doesn't apologize for using scare tactics when he gives seminars at part of the Investor Education Program for the Arkansas Securities Department. read more >

Tyson Foods 3Q Net Income Up 41 Percent

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports third-quarter net income of $484 million, up 41 percent from the same quarter last year, and raises earnings estimates for the fiscal year. read more >

Business Icons: Johnelle Hunt in for Long Haul with Northwest Arkansas Development

Hunt Ventures has thrived under Johnelle Hunt's leadership — which she said is because she has such a talented team supporting her. Hunt Ventures owns and manages more than 1 million SF of space in northwest Arkansas and recently built the 10-story Hunt Tower in Rogers. read more >

Business Icons: Jim Lindsey Builds Real Estate Empire from Toughness

An initial investment from money made playing football led to a real estate career that spawned a development conglomerate — made up of such companies as Lindsey & Associates and Lindsey Management — that oversees 145 apartment complexes throughout the mid-South. read more >

USA Truck Reports 2Q Loss of $1.3M

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $1.3 million, a decrease from the $2.8 million profit it reported in the same quarter of 2015. read more >

Tysons Give Arkansas Children's Northwest Record-Setting $15M

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. announces a $15 million donation to Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital. read more >

Razorback Foundation in Hands of Veteran Fan Scott Varady

Scott Varady was happy as a lawyer for the University of Arkansas until a chance conversation with Sean Rochelle got him thinking. read more >

New American Trucking Associations CEO Chris Spear Pleases Arkansas Industry

Chris Spear's appointment as the president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations is good news for Arkansas. read more >

ArcBest Corp. Reports 48 Percent Income Drop for 2Q

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported second-quarter income of $10.2 million Friday, a drop from the $19.9 million it reported in the same quarter of 2015. The company said an "inconsistent economic operating environment" and a surplus of capacity affected all divisions during the quarter. read more >