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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

Tysons Give $5M to UA System Agriculture Division

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated $5 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. read more >

Aerospace Industry Works To Get Word Out

The seventh annual Arkansas Aerospace Summit will be held March 10-11 at the Crowne Plaza in Little Rock. It is being hosted by the Arkansas Aerospace & Defense Alliance, a group of aerospace companies that was formed in 2012. read more >

Travel Agents: We're Still Flying High

A decade after the airline industry bid them bon voyage, travel agents have found niches that allow them to survive and even thrive. read more >

USA Truck, 2 Shareholders Register to Sell Shares

USA Truck of Van Buren and its two largest shareholders have agreed to register up to 2 million shares of the company for sale. read more >

Redman & Associates Adds Details to Claims Against Chinese Toy Maker

A Rogers vendor has alleged that a Chinese toy manufacturer cost it a $70 million contract with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville. read more >

3Q Profit at America's Car-Mart Rises to $7.5M

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported third-quarter earnings of $7.5 million in fiscal 2015, an increase from $1.5 million from the same quarter in 2014. read more >

Professors on PBS TV Programs Boost UA Profile

On Wednesday, the TV series “Nova” will premiere its one-hour documentary special “Petra: Lost City of Stone” on PBS. University of Arkansas geoscience professor Tom Paradise, who has worked on the site in southern Jordan for 25 years, played a large role — on screen and off — in the production. read more >

NWA Job Market Calling for Soft Skills

Mike Harvey, the COO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, says job growth in the area is impressive but work has to be done to help today's students prepare for tomorrow's jobs. It's a sentiment echoed by other experts in the economic field. read more >

ArcBest 4Q Profit Up 41 Percent

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith on Wednesday reported fourth quarter net income of $14.5 million, up 41 percent from the same time last year. read more >

Truckers Seek Higher Fuel Tax

On Jan. 26, a coalition of AAA, the American Trucking Associations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter urging members of the 114th Congress to raise the federal fuel tax rate. Currently, and since 1993, the rate has been 18.4 cents a gallon for gas and 24.4 cents a gallon for diesel. read more >