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Posted: May 30, 2014 at 2:25 a.m.

Stephens papers cut 10 jobs in Arkansas Stephens Media has eliminated 10 jobs at newspaper operations in Arkansas, including five at the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith.

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Tyson sets $6.8 billion bid for Hillshire Bra...

These file photos show a package of frozen Tyson chicken nuggets, left, and a package of Hillshire Farm sausage, in Palo Alto, Calif. Two days after poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride made a $5.58 billion dollar bid for the maker of Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean sausages, Tyson Foods Co. on Thursday, May 29, 2014, sweetened the pot with a $6.2 billion offer. The deal sent Hillshire shares up 14 percent in premarket trading.

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