LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Business) -- New Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave markets a boost on Tuesday after delivering some reassuring words in Congressional testimony.
The comments helped give the market its longest winning streak this year.
Stocks rising after Yellen said she would continue the central bank's market-friendly, low-interest rate policies.
Investors also welcomed news that Congress appeared poised to raise the U.S. borrowing limit without the political drama that happened late last year. That would avert the threat of a disastrous default on the U.S. government's debt.
In all, the Dow and the S&P have risen four straight days, their longest stretch of gains this year.
Another quarterly loss for USA Truck Inc.
USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reported another quarterly loss, but also showed what executives see as positive signs of growth.
The trucking firm showing a fourth-quarter net loss of $4.6 million, a bigger loss than the $3.2 million it reported in the same quarter last year.
Quarterly revenue, however, is up 5 percent to nearly $142 million.
CEO John Simone pointed to other numbers showing improvements to cash flow, less debt and other "sustained sequential quarterly improvements" in 2013.
Last week, the USA Truck announced that it had settled with Knight Transportation of Phoenix, ending that company's unsolicited takeover attempt.
Museum collaborates with U. of Arkansas
The move of the Bachman Wilson House to the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is presenting opportunities for students of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.
The museum is collaborating with the school to involve architecture students in the relocation of the house, designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Students will spend three semesters not only learning about the construction procedures involved in reconstructing the house but will also design, develop and build a small pavilion nearby for visitors to learn more about the house and its designer.
Students will also analyze and document the reassembly of the house.
The home, built in 1954, is currently in New Jersey. It will arrive in Bentonville this spring.