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Top News & Analysis Arkansas

  • CHICAGO, April 26- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. chicken company, said on Wednesday it may raise wages again for workers at all of its poultry plants, a sign of an intensifying battle for employees in a tightening labor market. The increases would come after Arkansas- based Tyson boosted base wages for poultry workers by between 3 and 3.5 percent in November, said...

  • NEW YORK— Tyson Foods will pay $3.2 billion to add packaged sandwich maker AdvancePierre to its stable of processed food brands. Tyson Foods Inc. will also assume about $1.1 billion in debt from the Blue Ash, Ohio, company. On Monday, Tyson said that it might sell its Sara Lee frozen bakery business, its Kettle brand and Van's.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas executes Jack Jones by lethal injection, the first of what would be the only double-execution in US since 2000..

  • CHICAGO, April 21- A fungus that causes vomitoxin has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices. A vessel carrying a shipment of corn from Paraguay is due next month at a North Carolina port used by Smithfield...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 688 rigs sought oil and 167 explored for natural gas this week. Texas added six rigs and Alaska, Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Wyoming each gained one. Arkansas, California, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • A drugmaker asked Arkansas officials not to purchase its products for executions months before the state accepted a third-party "donation" of potassium chloride as one of three drugs to use in lethal injections, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press. Fresenius Kabi USA wrote to Department of Correction Director Wendy Kelley and other...

  • Unemployment rates fell in 17 states in March and were mostly unchanged in 33, the Labor Department said Friday. Arkansas, Colorado, Maine and Oregon reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. Colorado's rate, at 2.6 percent, was the nation's lowest. Several other states are benefiting from low unemployment rates: The rate is 2.7 percent in Hawaii and...

  • VARNER, Ark.— Arkansas executes inmate, first to die under state's plan of multiple lethal injections before drug expires.

  • A bank owned sign is seen in front of a foreclosed home.

    In a sweeping lawsuit, Cincinnati took aim at one of the nation's largest sellers of foreclosed homes, Harbour Portfolio Advisors.

  • Top prosecutors for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, all of whom are Republicans, filed a brief in U.S. District Court in Manhattan supporting a lawsuit by Exxon to halt a probe by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

  • *Saudi Arabia, Kuwait signal likely cut extension. NEW YORK, April 20- Oil prices ended mixed on Thursday after a seesaw trading session, as investors weighed rising U.S. production against geopolitical uncertainties and comments from leading Gulf oil producers that an extension to OPEC- led supply cuts was likely. OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Kuwait signaled...

  • *Saudi Arabia, Kuwait signal likely cut extension. NEW YORK, April 20- Oil prices were mixed on Thursday in a seesaw trading session, as investors weighed rising U.S. production against comments from leading Gulf oil producers that an extension to OPEC- led supply cuts was likely. OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Kuwait signaled that the Organization of the Petroleum...

  • *Saudi Arabia, Kuwait signal likely cut extension. NEW YORK, April 20- Oil prices were little changed on Thursday in a seesaw trading session, as investors weighed rising U.S. production against comments from leading Gulf oil producers that an extension to OPEC- led supply cuts was likely. OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Kuwait signaled that the Organization of the...

  • CONWAY, Ark. _ Home BancShares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $46.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Home BancShares shares have declined 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Bear State Financial Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $4.9 million. Bear State Financial shares have fallen 12 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Bear State Financial, Earnings Report.

  • PINE BLUFF, Ark. _ Simmons First National Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $22.1 million. Simmons First National shares have declined 13 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Simmons First National, Earnings Report.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— The U.S. Supreme Court blocked Arkansas from beginning a series of executions Monday. Midazolam is the key drug in the procedure and one that Arkansas hasn't yet used in an execution. Because the state's supply reaches its expiration date April 30, Arkansas scheduled eight executions before then.

  • April 17- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's bid for clothing retailer Bonobos, which surfaced last week, is the latest step in the company's attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon.com Inc and others in the rapidly growing online fashion world, analysts and retail consultants said. The move is in keeping with an online strategy led by Marc Lore, the founder and former...

  • LOWELL, Ark. _ JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $102.7 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 87 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.