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Stephens Media moving Fort Smith, Van Buren printing operations

posted: 07/30/2014 9:57 a.m. Discuss

Stephens Media will shift printing and mailroom operations from Van Buren and Fort Smith to Northwest Arkansas, a move that will reportedly affect about three-dozen employees.

Superior Industries to shutter Rogers plant, cut 500 jobs

posted: 07/30/2014 8:39 a.m. Comments 46

ROGERS — A company that makes aluminum wheels for cars and other vehicles says it will shut down its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs.

Windstream seeks fixed-asset trust

posted: 07/30/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Windstream Holdings Inc. shares surged 12 percent Tuesday after the company said it would spin off some of its assets into a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

News in brief

posted: 07/30/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Goldman downgrades Wal-Mart to 'neutral' Goldman Sachs downgraded Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s stock Tuesday, citing consumers' continued cautious spending and management's eye on growth rather than returns for shareholders.

Windstream to spin off some network assets into real estate trust

posted: 07/29/2014 6:29 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock-based Windstream said Tuesday that it will separate some of its network assets, including its fiber and copper networks and other real estate, into a publicly traded real estate investment trust, a spinoff that the company said will lower its debt by $3.2 billion.

Tyson income up 5% despite facilities snags

posted: 07/29/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods reported earnings Monday of $258 million in the third quarter, or 75 cents per share.

'Dollar' stores merge to fend off retailer

posted: 07/29/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

A deal announced Monday for Dollar Tree Inc. to acquire rival Family Dollar Stores Inc. gives the combined retailer many more stores in the small-store arena than Wal-Mart, even with Wal-Mart's ongoing small-store building spree.

Trucker reports boost in earnings

posted: 07/29/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. reported net income of $4.9 million for the second quarter, an 81 percent jump from the same period last year.

Tyson sells Mexico, Brazil units, posts 4.4% profit rise in 3rd quarter

posted: 07/28/2014 6:49 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods on Monday said it was selling its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil in an all-cash deal valued at $575 million.

Event focuses on American Indians in agriculture

posted: 07/28/2014 3:44 a.m. Discuss

One 22-year-old college student started a business at age 13 that now includes managing 200 head of cattle and 100 head of sheep.

Google impact hints at state business hurdles

posted: 07/28/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

When Joe Hurst founded Little Rock-based Tipton & Hurst Flower Shops in 1886, the telegraph was the most advanced method of communication.

BANKRUPTCY WATCH

posted: 07/28/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

ALEXANDER Catherine M. Peel, 1094 Kob, July 18, 2014, Chapter 7.

Port authority moving riverside

posted: 07/27/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Port Authority soon will be headquartered on the Arkansas River.

Back-to-school shopping bill to rise 5% to $670 per family

posted: 07/27/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Retail experts expect 2014 back-to-school shopping receipts to jump 5 percent to $670 per household over last year's spending.

Tyson, plant's workers closer to settlement

posted: 07/27/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge in Tennessee has given preliminary approval for a settlement in which Tyson Foods would pay $7.75 million to workers at the company's Goodlettsville facility.

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