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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

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 >

PAM Transport Reports 2Q Income Drop, Revenue Increase

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported second-quarter income of $3.9 million, down from $7 million in the same quarter a year ago. Revenue was up to $111.5 million from $108 million last year. read more >

Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

Physical branches are still important and will remain vital, bankers say, even as the number inches downward as customers increasingly bank online. read more >

Rockline Industries Expands in Springdale (NWA Real Deals)

Rockline Industries of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a wet-wipe manufacturer, paid $2.25 million for a 50,000-SF warehouse close to its manufacturing facilities in Springdale. read more >

No Bonuses But Salaries Up for America's Car-Mart Execs

Executives at America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville did not receive cash incentive bonuses for the third consecutive year. read more >

Don Soderquist, Former Wal-Mart COO, Dies at 82

Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive Don Soderquist died Thursday from complications following heart surgery. He was 82. Soderquist was often credited for his strong influence on Wal-Mart's culture. read more >

College Marketplace in Fayetteville Sells For $23M

A California real estate investor paid more than $23 million for College Marketplace in Fayetteville, the five-acre shopping center that is anchored by Whole Foods Market at 3425 N. College Ave. read more >

J.B. Hunt Lowers Expectations After 2Q Earnings Report

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell revised its 2016 financial expectations after reporting second-quarter earnings Monday. read more >

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area's infrastructure. read more >

UA Journalism Gets $1M

The University of Arkansas announced Thursday a $1 million donation from alumna Sue Walk Burnett for the Department of Journalism. read more >