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USA Truck Reports Another Profit

USA Truck Reports Another Profit

Transportation

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reports quarter net income of $1.5 million, up from $1.03 million in the same quarter a year ago — its second consecutive first quarter of profitability. read more >

UK Regulators Block Sale of Walmart's Asda Unit to Competitor

UK Regulators Block Sale of Walmart's Asda Unit to Competitor

British regulators blocked Sainsbury's $9.4 billion purchase of Walmart's Asda unit on Thursday amid concerns the deal would have increased prices and reduced the quality and range of products available. For Walmart, it's another setback in its effort to export its low-price strategy around the world. read more >

Booming Economy in NWA Fuels Area's Private Aviation

Booming Economy in NWA Fuels Area's Private Aviation This article is available only in print.

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It doesn't take a numbers guru to know that things are adding up for the Fayetteville Executive Airport at Drake Field. Summer Fallen, the airport service manager, says the airport has felt the positive effects of a strong economy in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Randy Sims Named Vice Chairman of Home BancShares

Randy Sims Named Vice Chairman of Home BancShares

Banking & Finance

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, parent company of Centennial Bank, said Friday that Randy Sims, CEO and president of Home BancShares, has been named to vice chairman of Home BancShares and executive chairman of Centennial Bank. read more >

Oregon Firm to Acquire American Railcar Industries

Oregon Firm to Acquire American Railcar Industries

Transportation

Publicly traded Greenbrier Companies Inc. of Lake Oswego, Oregon, announced Thursday that it will acquire the manufacturing business of American Railcar Industries of St. Charles, Missouri, for $430 million from ITE Management LP. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

PAM Transport Reports Its Most Profitable 1Q Ever

PAM Transport Reports Its Most Profitable 1Q Ever

Transportation

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown continued its year-long streak of record income with $8.3 million for the quarter, an increase from the $1.4 million in the same quarter a year ago. Diluted earnings per share also rose sharply to $1.39, up from 22 cents in 2018. read more >

Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana's Less Taboo Cousin

Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana's Less Taboo Cousin

Health Care

Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn't cause a high. read more >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >

Tyson Ventures Invests in Clear Labs Inc.

Tyson Ventures Invests in Clear Labs Inc.

Restaurants & Food

Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, has invested in Clear Labs Inc. of Menlo Park, California, a food testing and safety company, Bloomberg reports. read more >

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

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The Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will present its regular Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16 in Fayetteville. read more >