Tagged: Public Companies

Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

Timber Industry Slowdown May Signal Recession

The country may be headed for another recession, timber industry experts told Arkansas Business last week after Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, announced an indefinite suspension of operations at its El Dorado sawmill. read more >

Chain Testing Meat Substitute In Bentonville

Chain Testing Meat Substitute In Bentonville

Restaurants & Food

A restaurant named Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is probably not the first place that comes to mind for those seeking plant-based burgers, but the co-owner of the chain’s Bentonville location says his version of the “Impossible Burger” has been warmly received. read more >

Top Stockholders in Arkansas Buoyed by Runup in Markets

Top Stockholders in Arkansas Buoyed by Runup in Markets

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It’s been almost two years since Arkansas Business listed the state’s top stockholders based on the value of publicly disclosed stock. Since then, the Walton family’s fortune — the part disclosed publicly — has increased by more than $20 billion. read more >

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

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The unemployment rates in most of Arkansas’ metro areas continued to move downward or stay stable in June, with Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Texarkana seeing declines. read more >

USA Truck's $1,000 Profit Worth Bragging About

USA Truck's $1,000 Profit Worth Bragging About

Transportation

When a public company reports a whopping $1,000 in quarterly profits, as USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren did in late July, it isn’t really something that executives will cut out and paste on the lunchroom refrigerator. read more >

Will Fortune Favor the Future of News?

Will Fortune Favor the Future of News?

OuttakesTechnology & Telecom

Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman has staked his paper’s future on readers taking the iPad path to daily news. That change in our reading habits have coincided with another sign of the apocalypse for daily papers, the $1.4 billion merger of America’s two largest newspaper chains, Gannett and GateHouse. read more >

Windstream Cites Consumer Broadband Growth in 2Q

Windstream Cites Consumer Broadband Growth in 2Q

Technology & Telecom

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reported second-quarter results, boasting growth in consumer broadband subscribers but declining to release net income and revenue figures under generally accepted accounting principles. read more >