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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

USA Truck 2Q Profit Up as Executives Streamline, Focus on Safety

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday reported second-quarter income of $2.4 million, up from $722,000 in the same quarter of 2014. read more >

Community Banks Feel Regulatory Pinch

The Dodd-Frank Act celebrated its fifth anniversary last week, but it's probably safe to assume many community bankers in Arkansas didn't feel like partying. read more >

Bentonville Developer Gets His Land at Hall Crossing (NWA Real Deals)

Jason Pullman, through his Refined Retail LLC, paid slightly more than $1.2 million for a 1.9-acre lot in front of the Walmart Supercenter at Hall Crossing on Elm Springs Road in Springdale. Bear State Bank of Rogers assisted the purchase — and presumably the construction that will soon start — with a loan of $2.65 million. read more >

PAM Transport 2Q Profit Up 43 Percent

PAM Transport of Tontitown reported second-quarter income of $7 million Thursday, an increase from $4.9 million in the second quarter of 2014. read more >

NWA Council Celebrates 25 Years

The Northwest Arkansas Council celebrated its 25th anniversary at its annual meeting at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Monday. read more >

USA Truck Making Best Of Leadership Change

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren may be in the best possible circumstances to handle the recent resignation of its top executive because of health issues. read more >

Tyson Among Poultry Giants Curtailing Antibiotic Use

Christine Daugherty is almost irrepressibly energetic. It's a trait that serves her well in her role as vice president of sustainable food production at Tyson Foods of Springdale. read more >

J.B. Hunt 2Q Profit Up 11 Percent

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $103.42 million, or 88 cents per share. read more >

Mary Maestri's Keeps On Cooking in Springdale

​Renowned Italian restaurant Mary Maestri's once occupied a stately building on the outskirts of Tontitown, far removed from the hustle and bustle of northwest Arkansas. Now the restaurant, which first opened in 1923, stands on a busy four-lane Springdale street, an icon in name but just another restaurant by outside appearance. read more >

Wal-Mart Summit Brings Together Government, Business

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Wednesday praised Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for its initiative to buy more American-made goods and support the nation's manufacturing industry. Pritzker was the keynote speaker at the opening session at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit that Wal-Mart hosted at Bentonville High School. read more >