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Chris Bahn

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Business Writer/ Columnist

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Hunt sees 1st-quarter income dip

posted: 04/15/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reported a decline in operating income for the first quarter of 2014, the company’s first dip in profit since the final quarter of 2009.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Griffin investment in Fort Smith ‘worth it’

posted: 04/13/2014 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Somewhere along the way Rick Griffin lost count of what Griffin Properties has invested in downtown Fort Smith development.

Medical college bid gets a CEO

posted: 04/11/2014 2:24 a.m. Comment 1

Kyle Parker has been named chief executive officer and president of the proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith.

Trucker ends plan to prevent takeover

posted: 04/11/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

USA Truck board members have voted to terminate the shareholders’ rights plan enacted in 2012 to preserve stock value and protect the company from a potential takeover attempt.

Sawmill purchase gets state boost

posted: 04/11/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Southeastern Timber Products El Dorado LLC was approved Tuesday for $5 million in Arkansas Economic Development Commission financing to aid in the proposed purchase of an abandoned plant in Union County.

Restaurants scrounge for crawfish

posted: 04/09/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Cafe Rue Orleans owner Maudie Schmitt will put in a call today for about 800 pounds of crawfish. That’s about 200 pounds less than she can realistically sell this weekend at the Fayetteville restaurant, but likely a larger order than her supplier can accommodate.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Fayetteville set to roll on mobile food court

posted: 04/06/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Zac Wooden expected there would be interest in his idea to create a court for food trucks on Fayetteville’s Dickson Street.

School: Can’t keep up with the demand for diesel mechanics

posted: 04/03/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Fielding requests from dealerships and fleets seeking qualified mechanics has become a regular occurrence for the Northwest Arkansas Technical Institute diesel technology program.

Arkansas firms ahead of curve in trucking logs

posted: 03/31/2014 2:56 a.m. Comment 1

Dedicated Logistics of Crossett began its fleetwide implementation of electronic logging devices with a handful of reluctant volunteers.

BUSINESS MATTERS: NW Arkansas job data outrank nation’s sectors

posted: 03/30/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

What follows over the next 550-ish words is a look at job creation numbers and economic data related to Northwest Arkansas and its relative success.


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