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  • TONTITOWN, Ark. _ P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $3.4 million. The Tontitown, Arkansas- based company said it had net income of 54 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • EL DORADO, Ark. _ Deltic Timber Corp. on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $2.5 million. The El Dorado, Arkansas- based company said it had net income of 20 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Regions and cities in 43 U.S. states from Maine to Alaska, as well as Washington, D.C., submitted bids by the Oct. 19 deadline, Amazon said. The states that did not bid were Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. Canadian bids came from the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.

  • EL DORADO, Ark.— Potlatch is buying Deltic Timber Corp. in a stock deal, creating a company with nearly 2 million acres of woodlands in the South and Pacific Northwest. Washington- based Potlatch and Arkansas- based Deltic Timber said Monday PotlatchDeltic Corp. would be valued at more than $4 billion, including $700 million in net debt. Potlatch Corp. has...

  • NEW YORK— Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to land the company's second headquarters and the investment it'll bring. Proposals were due last week, and Amazon made clear that tax breaks and grants would be a big factor in deciding what entry prevails. Besides looking for...

  • PINE BLUFF, Ark. _ Simmons First National Corp. on Sunday reported third-quarter earnings of $28.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 87 cents per share. Simmons First National shares have fallen roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Deltic had said in August that it would work with investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc and law firm Davis Polk& Wardwell LLP to review its options after activist shareholder Southeastern Asset Management Inc pressured it to explore a sale. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news, cited sources as saying Potlatch would offer 1.8 of its common...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 20- Monsanto Co sued Arkansas agricultural officials on Friday to stop a proposed summer ban on a weed killer linked to widespread crop damage beyond the major farm state's borders. To prevent damage, the Arkansas plant board advanced a proposal at a September meeting that put the state just one step away from banning dicamba sprayings after April...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 20- Monsanto Co sued Arkansas agricultural officials on Friday to stop proposed restrictions on the use of a weed killer linked to widespread U.S. crop damage, setting up a legal battle between the agrichemical company and a major farm state. Last month, the Arkansas plant board advanced a proposal putting the state just one step away from banning...

  • HOUSTON— The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 15 this week to 913.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas lost eight rigs, Alaska and Wyoming each declined by two and New Mexico and Utah each lost one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage. "The Plant Board's arbitrary approach also has deprived, and if left unchecked will continue to...

  • The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:. THE FACTS: A homeless man from Mexico was arrested on suspicion of arson Sunday in California, but a Sonoma County sheriff's official says the fire doesn't appear to be linked to the wildfires that have killed dozens. Spencer Crum tells The Associated Press the blaze was a small fire in a park that was...

  • "There is no better place to do business than Canada," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an Oct. 13 letter to Amazon's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, seen by Reuters. New Jersey proposed $7 billion in potential credits against state and city taxes if Amazon locates in Newark and sticks to hiring commitments, according to a news release from the governor's office...

  • Oct 19- A public contest ending Thursday to bid over housing Amazon.com Inc's second headquarters has drawn pitches from governors and a prime minister, marketing campaigns and offers of tax credits worth at least as much as $7 billion. "There is no better place to do business than Canada," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an Oct. 13 letter to Amazon's Chief...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us." But on Thursday, the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post— which is owned by...

  • CONWAY, Ark. _ Home BancShares Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $14.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Home BancShares shares have fallen 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Bear State Financial Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $5.1 million. The holding company for First Federal Bank of Arkansas posted revenue of $26.3 million in the period. Bear State Financial shares have risen 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • "EPA carefully reviewed the available information and developed tangible changes to be implemented during the 2018 growing season," the agency said in a media release. The EPA said the labels could be revised again in two years, when the current federal registration allowing dicamba to be sold in the United States is up for review. Monsanto said Friday that it had...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska, Kansas, North Dakota and Pennsylvania each gained one rig. Texas lost four rigs, Oklahoma declined by three, California lost two and Louisiana and West Virginia each declined by one. Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • LOWELL, Ark. _ JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $100.4 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 96 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.83 billion.