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Vietnamese plant near state debut

Investment now $15M, Morrilton site gears for summer start

In 2013, the state of Arkansas announced that the first Vietnamese company to open a manufacturing plant in the United States selected Morrilton as its new home. More than three years later, the plans conveyed in that news release finally are becoming a reality.

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Accrued data driving force, truckers say

Using it is vital in all areas of a company, execs state

In the trucking industry -- where profit margins are narrow and every cent and second can have repercussions -- analytics has a good chance of affecting results.

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Hunt's $2.75M to set up UA hub

Industry research will be the focus

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and the University of Arkansas are creating the J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence by way of a $2.75 million investment from the Lowell trucking company.

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Arkansas move let ad-tech firm get back on feet

Inuvo may not have begun in Arkansas, but the digital publishing and advertising technology company purposefully selected it as its home.

Apparel website is added to lineup

ModCloth fits in, Wal-Mart notes

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. added another e-commerce company to its portfolio Friday, acquiring women's clothing retailer ModCloth for an undisclosed amount.

Trump budget ends air subsidy

Harrison, 2 other cities lose service

President Donald Trump inaugural budget includes a proposal to eliminate the program that subsidizes commercial air service to Harrison, Hot Springs and El Dorado.

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Data-driven USA Truck on way

New CEO striving for a safer, more competitive hauler

As USA Truck's president and CEO of about six weeks, James Reed has already started changing things at the Van Buren campus.

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Acxiom tower sells for $25M

Buyer is Simmons Bank; data firm shifting HQ to Conway

Acxiom Corp. has sold its Little Rock building on East Third Street and is moving its headquarters back to Conway, the company said Friday. Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff purchased the building in the River Market District for $25 million.

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Accrued data driving force, truckers say

Using it is vital in all areas of a company, execs state

In the trucking industry -- where profit margins are narrow and every cent and second can have repercussions -- analytics has a good chance of affecting results.

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UA center researches inland waterways

Navigable rivers give state weight in freight studies

With the third-largest number of navigable, inland waterway miles in the nation, Arkansas is a logical headquarters for the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center.

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