J.B. Hunt Transport Services has added five Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter trucks to its fleet, and they are the Lowell-based carrier’s first all-electric trucks. The carrier on Wednesday (Dec. 5) had two of the trucks on display for the media at its corporate headquarters. The trucks will haul freight for retailers...
The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is looking to rebrand their 20-year-old Western Arkansas Technical Center (WATC) program. Dr. Georgia Hale, UAFS provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, presented a WATC SWOT (strengths, weakness, threats, opportunities and threats) analysis to the UAFS Board of Visitors at the board’s...
Growing up in Granite City, Ill., Nucor’s Mary Emily Slate was destined for a career in steel manufacturing. It was that community’s primary trade and after working in the industry for decades for other companies, the opportunity to lead a Nucor Steel operation presented itself. She hopped on board...
Oklahoma City-based Flywheel Energy LLC closed on an earlier announced deal to acquire the top leasehold position in the Fayetteville Shale play from Southwestern Energy Co. at a purchase price of $1.865 billion, company officials said Tuesday (Dec. 4). The acquired assets in the Arkoma basin shale play include 716...
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe defended Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s work requirement for Arkansas Works recipients, while former Gov. Mike Huckabee said President Clinton was more helpful when he needed something for Arkansas than President George W. Bush’s administration was. The two spoke during a joint appearance celebrating the 20th anniversary...
Dow Jones futures fell modestly late Wednesday, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, after the major averages boomed in Wednesday's stock market on dovish comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Microsoft (MSFT), Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway(BRKB), Cisco Systems (CSCO), CSX (CSX) and Centene (CNC) all reclaimed 50-day lines Wednesday as they close on buy points. Microsoft stock, Berkshire...
U.S. oil prices fell below $50 for the first time since in more than a year Thursday, as record domestic output and rising crude stockpiles continue to pressure world markets ahead of a key meeting of OPEC ministers next month in Vienna. Data from the Energy Information Administration yesterday showed...
Despite a wildly volatile exchange rate (which saw bitcoin plummet below $5,000), cryptocurrencies like bitcoin seem like they'll be around for a bit longer to say the least. In fact, the cryptocurrency "industry" has a market cap of over $122 billion, according to CoinMarketCap. And while bitcoin had a disappointing drop right...
1. Stocks Rise Amid Possible Breakthrough in U.S.-China Trade Talks U.S. stock futures were rising on Wednesday, Nov. 28, as investors cheered reports of a possible breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks this weekend at the G-20 summit in Argentina. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters that Donald Trump and China's Xi...
For outdoor clothing and accessory shop Ball and Buck on Boston's Newbury Street, Black Friday wasn't such a big deal. But Small Business Saturday is. "We've been pretty steady all day long," said acting store manager Luke Baker. In fact, said Baker, since the shop recently moved a few doors down the posh...