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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

LPGA Tourney Showcases Northwest Arkansas

The ninth edition — now officially the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G — was won by Na Yeon Choi on June 28 in front of large crowds, most of whom were rooting for former University of Arkansas star Stacy Lewis, who finished in a tie for third. read more >

USA Truck Names Greg Banks Sales Director

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren named Greg Banks as its director of sales. read more >

Church Buys Adjacent Site For $405,000 (NWA Real Deals)

St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Fayetteville bought the building that housed the law firm of Estes, Gramling & Estes at 19 Dickson St. read more >

Northwest Arkansas Transforming Into a Tech Hub

Northwest Arkansas isn't California's Silicon Valley and has a long way to go before it can be considered remotely comparable, but technology industry leaders say the area is proving to be on the short list of best places in the field. read more >

Wal-Mart SVP Rick Webb: NWA Needs Employees Educated in STEM

Wal-Mart needs vast numbers of technologically advanced workers and needs them as soon as possible, says SVP Rick Webb. read more >

Knight Transportation Sheds More USA Truck Shares

Knight tried to take over USA Truck two years ago by buying 1.3 million shares at less than $6 per share. The take-over bid failed but the interest generated helped spur USA Truck's share price over $20. read more >

PAM Transport Expands Its Dutch Auction

The company announced it buy up to 150,000 shares — approximately two percent of the outstanding shares — rather than 80,000 as it had planned. PAM said it would pay between $59 and $63 per share. read more >

Car Mart Execs Received No Bonuses in 2014

For the second consecutive year, the two top executives at America's Car-Mart of Bentonville did not receive cash incentive bonuses, according to a proxy statement filed Tuesday by the company. read more >

Arkansas Aerospace's Summer in Paris

Arkansas too often keeps some “well-kept secrets” as far as business goes. The aerospace industry doesn't want to be secretive anymore. read more >

Wal-Mart Welcomes Veterans Home with Job Guarantees

Two years after announcing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, Wal-Mart Stores announced an extension of the program to 250,000 veterans by 2020 because the original initiative had outstripped its projections, with 92,000 veterans hired. read more >

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