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Women’s coalition formed to support Pryor

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., announced Thursday the creation of Women for Pryor, a grassroots coalition that will seek to rally the support of women voters in the second-term senator’s tough election fight with U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle.

VA vote attacked in 1st District race

WASHINGTON — With a VFW building as a backdrop, Democratic challenger Jackie McPherson on Friday condemned again a vote that Rep. Rick Crawford cast this week against a $16.3 billion bill that sailed through Congress in response to a VA hospital scandal over long waiting lists and falsified records.

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.