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Automation, dearth of drivers hot topics at trucker gathering

Subscriber onlyHOT SPRINGS -- The irony surrounding the subjects of back-to-back presentations couldn't have been lost on some 200 truckers and trucking company executives Thursday during the second day of the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual meeting. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyTyson offered $20M in Tennessee perks Continue reading...

Tennessee OKs $20m in incentives for Tyson Foods facility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tyson Foods Inc. will receive a state economic incentives package worth $20 million to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a project that's expected to include $322 million in private investment and 1,600 new jobs within five years. Continue reading...

Walmart beats all around, with online sales rebounding

NEW YORK — Walmart is reporting better-than-expected profit and revenue for the first quarter with rebounding online sales. Continue reading...

Arkansas-based Acxiom reports 4Q net of $5.2M

Firm posted loss of $8M year ago

Subscriber onlyAcxiom Corp. earned $5.2 million in its fourth quarter that ended March 31, compared with a loss of $8.1 million in the same period last year, the Conway-based data provider said Wednesday. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyWalmart set to release 1Q results today Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyCalstrip to build on Nucor campus Continue reading...

Tyson's $850M will buy renderer

It adds capacity for animal feed

Subscriber onlyIn a move to match its sustainability goals, Tyson Foods said Tuesday that it will spend $850 million to acquire poultry rendering and blending facilities that will expand the meatpacker's pet-food and animal-feed capacity. Continue reading...

Farm bill addresses lab-meat oversight

Subscriber onlyThe proposed federal farm bill now before the House Appropriations Committee directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ride herd over food products created from animal cells. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyAcxiom to release results on call today Continue reading...

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Subscriber only200 LR jobs in plan for consulting firm Continue reading...

U.S. Walmart stores drop Scan & Go

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. no longer offers its Scan & Go service in U.S. stores, ending a test designed to make shopping easier for customers by giving them the chance to bypass the checkout line. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyEx-PSC exec Bethel lands job at Entergy Continue reading...

Arkansan inventor's Roboglasses shaping up as tool to help the blind avoid obstacles

Subscriber onlyMAGNOLIA -- Since Brandon Foshee lost his sight 15 years ago while in college, little has changed to help the blind find their way in a world built for the sighted. He's trying to do something about it. Continue reading...

No 2018 buys on to-do lists for 3 Arkansas lenders

But state banks haven’t yet ruled out more acquisitions

Subscriber onlyLeaders of Arkansas' three publicly traded banks say they are not expecting to close on any bank acquisitions this year. Continue reading...