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Marty Cook

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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

New UA Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz Wants to Invest in Students

Joseph Steinmetz knows what he wants to do but hasn't figured out how he will do it. Steinmetz, 61, was named chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in October and moved into his new office in January. What Steinmetz wants to learn is where the money is and what it's spent on. read more >

USA Truck 4Q Profit Up 8 Percent

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.9 million, an 8 percent increase from $3.6 million in the same quarter of last year. read more >

Bentonville Urbanites Pick Pocket Community

Pocket neighborhoods are growing in popularity with people who are looking to scale down their residential footprint. Proponents said the concept is most popular with baby boomers who are looking to live out retirement in such a setting and millennials who eschew subdivision life. read more >

Deck: Northwest Arkansas to Add 5,000 Jobs in 2016

Northwest Arkansas, Jonesboro and Little Rock were bright spots for the state's economy in 2015, according to economist Kathy Deck. read more >

Update: Dennis Smiley Sentenced to 97 Months, Restitution of $4.9M

H. Dennis Smiley Jr., the former bank president who pleaded guilty last year to bank fraud, was sentenced Thursday to 97 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release. read more >

NOWDiagnostics Moves Production to Arkansas, Could Hire 12 This Year

NOWDiagnostics of Springdale expects to hire as many as 12 new employees in the coming year, the company said Tuesday. read more >

Automobile Dealers Expand Their Holdings

Mark McLarty, whose McLarty Automotive Group has purchased a handful of dealerships in Arkansas and Missouri in the past 18 months, isn't alone in building a dealership portfolio. read more >

Indiana Firm Pays $4.3M for 17.7 Acres (NWA Real Deals)

Watermark Residential of Indianapolis bought 17.7 acres at the northeast corner of Steele Boulevard and Van Asche Drive in Fayetteville for $4.3 million. read more >

Transport Enterprises in Arkansas Focus on Growing Services, Logistics

Trucking companies in Arkansas, like others around the country, are increasingly turning to logistics services to drive growth. read more >

University of Arkansas Joins Truck Driving Quest

Members of a partnership that includes Mid-America Truck Driving School of Malvern, the Northwest Technical Institute of Springdale and the UA Global Campus in Rogers hope to raise the exposure and enrollment numbers of the program. read more >