Tagged: Public Companies

A Divided Fed Cuts Key Rate for 2nd Time This Year

A Divided Fed Cuts Key Rate for 2nd Time This Year

Banking & Finance

A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year while saying it's prepared to continue doing what it deems necessary to sustain the U.S. economic expansion. read more >

The Status Quo Is Unacceptable (Editorial)

The Status Quo Is Unacceptable (Editorial)

Opinion

When Walmart announced last week that it would end sales of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition, it’s safe to assume that it was a cautious, deliberate business decision. Walmart doesn’t do impulsive. read more >

2019 Proves to Be Spotty Year in Trucking

2019 Proves to Be Spotty Year in Trucking

Transportation

Butch Rice doesn’t believe the doom and gloom bandied about in some quarters about the trucking industry. "I feel the economy is OK," said Rice, the president and CEO of Stallion Transportation in Beebe. "Right now the market is back to normal. We're back to doing the daily grind." read more >

Murphy USA to Issue $500M in Notes

Murphy USA to Issue $500M in Notes

Banking & Finance

Murphy USA, the gas and convenience retail chain based in El Dorado, announced Wednesday that it will offer $500 million in senior unsecured notes, with plans to use the debt plus cash on hand to redeem previous 6% notes coming due in 2023. read more >

Tech World Still a Man’s World

Tech World Still a Man’s World

Technology & TelecomTransportation

Although the percentage of women in the U.S. workforce now stands at 46.8%, it remains much lower than that in the technology sector. read more >

GateHouse Deal Leaves Wreckage in Its Wake

GateHouse Deal Leaves Wreckage in Its Wake

Outtakes

After nearly four years fighting a battle of attrition as managing editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial, John Worthen is done with what he called “the madness” of leading a skeleton crew delivering news to Jefferson County. read more >

Deal Brings Nexstar Stations Back to AT&T Subscribers

Deal Brings Nexstar Stations Back to AT&T Subscribers

AT&T cable TV and DirecTV viewers in Arkansas and around the nation got their Nexstar stations back on screen Thursday after Nexstar Media Group Inc. and AT&T reached a new multi-year deal for retransmitting programming in 97 American markets. read more >