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Needs $167M boost in rates, Entergy says

posted: 04/25/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Entergy Arkansas, the state's largest utility, is seeking a $167 million increase in its rates, the firm said Friday in a filing with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

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posted: 04/25/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Windstream: Spinoff complete, has assets

Entergy Arkansas seeks rate increase for 2016

posted: 04/24/2015 4:32 p.m. Comments 2

Entergy Arkansas is seeking to raise electricity bills to improve its power grid and cover the cost of an El Dorado power plant, the company said in a filing with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

Fort Smith native to appear on 'Shark Tank'

posted: 04/24/2015 10:36 a.m. Discuss

A Fort Smith native and University of Central Arkansas graduate will pitch her company on Friday's episode of Shark Tank.

PB bank enjoys big 1Q gain

posted: 04/24/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First National Corp. earned $8.7 million in the first quarter, almost double the net income of a year earlier, the Pine Bluff bank said Thursday.

Retailer execs see rewards decline

posted: 04/24/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. did not meet financial performance goals for fiscal 2015, and executive pay fell as a result.

J.B. Hunt vote rejects investor proposal on emissions

posted: 04/24/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. shareholders voted down what one executive called the first shareholder-submitted proposal in company history during Thursday's annual meeting.

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posted: 04/24/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

ASU, NYIT certified for medical school

Wal-Mart's CEO pay falls 24% for 2014

posted: 04/23/2015 12:28 p.m. Comments 6

NEW YORK — Unimpressive results at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are hurting pay for its top executives.

Simmons First doubles first-quarter profit

posted: 04/23/2015 11:42 a.m. Discuss

Simmons First National Corp. had a net income of $8.74 million for the first quarter of 2015, up more than 100 percent from $4.35 million during the same quarter last year, the Pine Bluff bank announced Thursday.

ASU, Harding take top prizes

posted: 04/23/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

An idea born from a missed lunch won an Arkansas State University team more than $30,000 Wednesday in the 15th Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup college business plan competition.

Senator pushes credit for Cuba

posted: 04/23/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Cuba would be able to use credit to buy U.S. agricultural products such as rice and chicken under legislation introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.

Tontitown trucker sees quarter income jump to $5.4 million

posted: 04/23/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. reported record-breaking profits for its first quarter Wednesday, crediting diversification and better freight substitution capacity for some of the company's improvement.

Wal-Mart board urges voters to reject 5 items

posted: 04/23/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Members of the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. board of directors are asking shareholders to vote against five of nine proposals that appear on this year's proxy statement.

Analysts see Murphy's quarter suffering as low oil prices sap energy firms

posted: 04/23/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

It's proving to be a difficult earnings season for oil companies as low prices for crude are sapping profits and pushing many into the red for the first quarter.

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