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Internet sales tax may be on lame-duck menu

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appears to be laying the groundwork for Congress to vote, after the November mid-term elections, on a bill that would require online merchants to collect sales tax receipts on Internet purchases.

ArcBest sees revenue increase

FORT SMITH — ArcBest Corp. reported a 14 percent increase in revenue for this year’s second quarter led by performances at its two largest operating companies, ABF Freight and Panther Premium Logistics.

USA Truck posts positive quarter

FORT SMITH — USA Truck posted its first quarter of positive net income in three years as the company continues to drive on its turnaround plan with diversification, efficiency and “crisp execution,” President and CEO John Simone said.

Correction

An article published in Thursday’s edition of The Commercial on U.S. Senate fundraising in Arkansas during the second quarter incorrectly stated the net operating costs for Sen. Mark Pryor’s campaign. The correct figure for the three-month period was $1,836,039.