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Arkansas-based company's guns showing up in blockbuster movies, books

Subscriber onlyWalther pistols are popping up in this summer's best-selling books and blockbuster movies. Continue reading...

P.A.M.'s stock soars after 2Q prosperity

Subscriber onlyTontitown-based P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. saw its share price jump 20 percent in trading Wednesday after releasing second-quarter earnings that showed profits closer to the boom times of 2015. Continue reading...

Prominent Arkansas developer's debt put at $90M

Subscriber onlyBill Schwyhart, a prominent developer during the Northwest Arkansas real estate boom, has filed more detailed information revealing he owes more than $90 million to creditors as part of his Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection action in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Texas. Continue reading...

Baptist Health to buy Sparks system

Subscriber onlyBaptist Health is buying Fort Smith-based Sparks Health System in a deal that's expected to close at the end of the year, the companies said Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading...

Car-Mart execs' fiscal '18 compensation rises

Subscriber onlyTop executives at Bentonville-based America's Car-Mart saw their compensation rise as they took on new roles, according to the company's annual proxy statement filed Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Continue reading...

Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt sees profit jump 55%; while 2Q results top forecasts, trucker notes higher costs

Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. handily beat analysts' estimates for profit and revenue for the second quarter, but the company said factors such as increased rail costs and higher driver wages were a drag on the strong earnings results. Continue reading...

Boar no bore: 2-ton metal pig to point out path to Northwest Arkansas firm

Subscriber onlyWhen it came time for Hogeye Inc. to put up a sign, the company's owner decided to go in a slightly different direction. Continue reading...

Walmart cutting Brazil interest

Deal gives retailer 20% stake, Advent equity keeps rest

Subscriber onlyWalmart Stores Inc. is selling its majority share of Walmart Brazil as the company continues to shift its retail stance abroad. Continue reading...

Arkansas craft brewery starts record label

Bike Rack Brewing’s first album to feature 10 local artists

Subscriber onlyBike Rack Brewing Company is starting a record label, a move the brewers say not only helps local artists but reinforces the beer company's brand. Continue reading...

Walmart offering college as a perk

Retailer to help workers pay for school

Subscriber onlyWalmart Inc. is offering a new benefit for its U.S. employees, giving them the opportunity to earn college degrees from three universities in hopes the perk will help the retailer attract and retain workers. Continue reading...

Shares up 15% for Arkansas-based America's Car-Mart

Subscriber onlyAmerica's Car-Mart's fourth-quarter profit and revenue handily beat analysts estimates and Wall Street responded favorably, sending shares up nearly 15 percent in trading Tuesday. Continue reading...

P.A.M.'s net income $1.39M; profit slips, but trucker posts revenue of $119.5M, up 9%

Subscriber onlyP.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. booked net income of $1.39 million for its first quarter, down from $2.28 million for the same quarter a year ago, primarily because of winter weather and a wage increase for drivers, the company reported Monday. Continue reading...

UA professors aid medical field

Engineers develop devices for realistic training, testing

Subscriber only Vivas LLC, a company founded by a group of University of Arkansas engineering professors, has developed and is marketing realistic training and testing devices for the medical field. Continue reading...

Walmart CEO's total pay down 22% to $18.3M

Subscriber onlyExecutive compensation packages for Walmart's top executives showed a general decline, and the company detailed further its changes for its annual shareholders meeting as part of its annual proxy statement filed Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Continue reading...

Arkansas beer-maker moving brewery gear

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Fossil Cove Brewing Co. is leasing space just around the corner from its taproom and brewery and plans to use the new location to produce more beer by early summer. Continue reading...