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  • SCOTTSDALE, Ark. _ Magellan Health Services Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.6 million. Magellan Health expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.45 to $3.90 per share. Magellan Health shares have climbed roughly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK— It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. The sharp increase in shares brought Amazon's market value to $247.77 billion, more than its biggest rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., signaling a sea change in retailing. Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart Stores is valued at about $230.53 billion.

  • P.A.M. Transportation posts 2Q profit Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    TONTITOWN, Ark. _ P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $7 million. On a per-share basis, the Tontitown, Arkansas- based company said it had profit of 94 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Simmons First National posts 2Q profit Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 9:45 AM ET

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. _ Simmons First National Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $20.1 million. Simmons First National shares have risen 18 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Simmons First National, Earnings Report.

  • Wal-Mart buying remaining stake in China's Yihaodian Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart wants to make a bigger play for Chinese consumers online. Wal-Mart is attempting to follow consumers as they migrate to the Internet in China, a country where the retailer has struggled to adjust to buying habits and local competition. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. previously held about 51 percent of Yihaodian.

  • On Wednesday, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced the 10- campus system would pay its employees that much by late 2017, while a New York wage board backed an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 150,000 fast-food workers. Voters in SeaTac, Washington, population 27,875, made their suburban Seattle city the nation's first with a $15-...

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday. Developing a vaccine targeted to the H5N2 virus that has killed 48 million birds since early March in 15 states, including hardest-hit Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska, is one aspect of planning for a potential recurrence of the bird flu, Vilsack said.

  • Deltic posts 2Q profit Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    EL DORADO, Ark. _ Deltic Timber Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $831,000. On a per-share basis, the El Dorado, Arkansas- based company said it had profit of 7 cents. Keywords: Deltic Timber, Earnings Report.

  • Senate GOP adds Dodd-Frank rewrite to $21B funding bill Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:24 PM ET

    The measure approved Wednesday by a Senate panel would ease requirements on smaller banks and give lenders greater freedom from mortgage lending rules. The measure cleared the Banking Committee on a party-line vote two months ago and appears unlikely to pass the Senate soon. At the same time, the legislation would require the report to be submitted to...

  • On the Democratic side is Andrew Bleeker, a 30- year-old wunderkind who founded the digital consulting firm Bully Pulpit Interactive after whipping up President Barack Obama's digital outreach strategy for his second presidential run in 2012.. The veteran strategist helped sweep several Republican senators into office in 2014, including Iowa's Joni...

  • This table contains projected and actual enrollment figures for the newly eligible Medicaid population in the 30 states and the District of Columbia that have opted to expand the program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Where available, it also provides the estimated and revised cost of paying for the program during the 2017 fiscal year, when states...

  • ATLANTA— More than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years. That's greater than what was initially predicted through 2021. As a result, the state revised its...

  • Chattanooga death toll climbs as mourning grows Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 1:55 PM ET
    Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    One by one, portraits of the Tennessee-based Marines shot by a gunman have emerged, The New York Times reports.

  • BRENHAM, Texas— Blue Bell's chief executive told shareholders this week that Texas billionaire Sid Bass will lend the company up to $125 million, and that the investment is essential for the popular ice-cream maker to remain in business, according to a published report. Texas- based Blue Bell on Tuesday announced that Bass would become an investor, but no terms...

  • JB Hunt misses Street 2Q forecasts Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    LOWELL, Ark. _ JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $103.4 million. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.61 billion.

  • Wal-Mart sees shopping surge for rival sale to Amazon Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart says its counter-offensive against Amazon's big sale called Prime Day seemed to pay off. Among the top-selling items Wednesday were an Apple iPad Air 2 for $399.99 and $12.35 for Anna and Kristoff dolls from Disney's "Frozen." The sale, which commemorates Amazon's 20th anniversary, was aimed at Prime members, who pay $99 annual fee for free...

  • TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting,' plans education push Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    TLC is not moving forward with an 11th season of "19 Kids" featuring the Duggars, whose show "will no longer appear on the air," the network told The Associated Press on Thursday. It will include the participation of Jill and Jessa Duggar, two of the sisters Josh Duggar touched inappropriately, as well as other survivors and families affected by such abuse.

  • Home BancShares posts 2Q profit Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    CONWAY, Ark. _ Home BancShares Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $33.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Home BancShares shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DURANT, Okla.— Calling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school. It's a necessity, "Obama said in Durant, Oklahoma, on the first day of a two-day visit to...

  • Prominent Texas businessman Bass invests in Blue Bell Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    BRENHAM, Texas— An investment by a prominent Texas businessman will ensure the return of Blue Bell ice cream to the market after listeria contamination prompted a shutdown in manufacturing, the company said Tuesday. Billionaire businessman Sid Bass, an investor and philanthropist whose father and uncle built an oil fortune, has become a partner in Brenham-...