Former Alltel Execs Start New Ventures & The Recession and Arkansas Companies in This Week’s Arkansas Business

Difficulties at the printer delayed the mailing of this week’s Arkansas Business newspaper. But you can find the complete edition online in its usual spot, or here in this virtual print edition. Among this week’s stories:

Executives of Alltel Corp. of Little Rock aren’t sitting on their wealth. Several are launching news ventures, Scott and Joe Ford among them.

The recession has been mixed for Arkansas public companies. While Wal-Mart and Murphy Oil have fared well, transportation companies like JB Hunt have taken it on the chin. Here’s a look at how Arkansas public companies performed.

In case you haven’t heard, something’s up at Affiliated Foods. Sale, merger, bankruptcy, whatever — more signs of activity as Affiliated goes after members with past due bills and credit lines.

KLRT makes it a three-way tie for key demos in the Little Rock TV news race in March. (And in northwest Arkansas, KFSM reigns supreme.)

Vincent Insalaco’s “War Eagle, Arkansas” film gets some additional distribution ahead of its June 12 opening in Little Rock.

Publisher Jeff Hankins considers another Democratic administration’s attempt to fix health care and underlines what issues must be addressed.

In his second recent commentary for Arkansas Business, Stephens Inc. COO Curt Bradbury, speaking as a Bank of America shareholder, wants the government to leave BOA alone so it can earn its way out of this mess.

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