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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:33:24 -0600

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Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.



Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?



Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.



Thinking Big Rigs, Arkansas Company Cleans Up

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:10:00 -0600

Whiting Systems Inc. manufactures brush and touchless wash gantries and drive-thrus, pressure washers and cleaning agents for industries relying heavily on trucks, trains, vans, buses and other large vehicles.



Tax Cut Boon to PAM Transport

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:32:00 -0600

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown reported 2017 fourth-quarter income of $31.5 million on Thursday, a spectacular increase from the $722,842 it reported in the same quarter of 2016.



Tom Garrison, Who Led American Freightways, Dies at 57

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:51:00 -0600

Thomas R. "Tom" Garrison, the former president and CEO of American Freightways Inc. of Harrison before its sale in 2001 to FedEx Corp., died Sunday. He was 57.



Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.



Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.



Tax Rates Ranked No. 1 U.S. Obstacle by World Economic Forum

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

The United States stands at No. 2 in overall business competitiveness out of 137 countries ranked, just behind Switzerland, according to the World Economic Forum’s “Global Competitiveness Report 2017/2018.”



Federal Infrastructure Plan Looks Like Nightmare

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

President Trump says his plan includes a $1.5 trillion fix for the nation's roads. It also leans on the states for most of the money and calls for private investments, like more toll roads.



Super Bowl Commercials: Tide Cleans Up, Alexa Speaks

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Tide scored nearly a clean sweep, Alexa’s voice came through for Amazon and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice was hijacked by Dodge Ram.



Clinton National Airport Announces Nonstop Flights to Austin

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:44:00 -0600

The Clinton National Airport announced Friday that it will offer nonstop flights from Little Rock to Austin, Texas, effective April 29.



Highway Commission Drops Plan for Road Funding Measure This Year

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:25:00 -0600

The Arkansas Highway Commission on Tuesday voted to drop an effort to put a road funding plan on the November ballot and instead will try again with a proposal it will advocate to lawmakers next year.



Tax Reform Boosts USA Truck's Bottom Line

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:00:00 -0600

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reports fourth-quarter and yearly profits, and the Tax Cut & Jobs Act had a big impact on the company's earnings.



Murphy Oil Posts Net Loss for 4Q, All of 2017

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:24:00 -0600

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $285 million, or 1.65 per diluted share of stock, and a full 2017 net loss of $311 million, or $1.81 per diluted share.



Murphy USA 4Q Profit Hits $125M; 2017 Income Tops $245M

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:28:00 -0600

Murphy USA reports a whopping fourth-quarter profit of nearly $125 million, partly the result of a deferred tax benefit of $89 million from the corporate tax cut enacted by Washington in December.



Tax Reform Fuels ArcBest's Big Income Gains

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:27:00 -0600

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports robust fourth-quarter and fiscal-year income, much of it thanks to the recently implemented Tax Cut & Jobs Act that President Trump signed in December.



Trucking Association Announces Technician Scholarships

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:37:00 -0600

The Arkansas Trucking Association announced Monday that it is accepting applications for a new scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career as a medium and heavy duty truck technician.



Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren’t part of the company’s full-time staff. It’s an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties.



Cooler Heads (Editorial)

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Where NAFTA can be improved, it should be improved, but scrapping the pact in its entirety would create real economic pain in Arkansas.