LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Business) -- Stocks ending with a small gain on Friday, but for the week, markets were lower. In fact, stocks last week logged their biggest weekly drop since April.
Investors expect earning reports this week
Investors this week will be eyeing some key earnings reports including companies from Arkansas.
Those begin today, when Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock reports second-quarter earnings after the market closes this afternoon.
The bank company will hold a conference call Tuesday morning to go over its results with analysts.
Also Tuesday morning, we're set to hear the latest results from trucking and logistics giant JB Hunt Transport Services of Lowell.
And on Thursday, two other Arkansas banks will report earnings before the market opens: Home BancShares Inc. of Conway and Simmons First National Corporation of Pine Bluff.
Walmart cooperates fully with investigation
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville says it's cooperating fully with the investigation surrounding the tractor-trailer accident that killed one man and injured comedian Tracy Morgan in New Jersey last month.
Morgan and others injured in the crash have filed a lawsuit against the retailer claiming that Wal-Mart was negligent when the driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan's limousine van June 7.
The complaint claims Wal-Mart should have known that its driver had been awake for more than 24 hours and that his 700-mile commute from Georgia to work in Delaware was "unreasonable."
Morgan's lawsuit seeks a jury trial and punitive and compensatory damages.
Work underway for new Chuy's location in NLR
Work is underway on a new Chuy's restaurant location, this one in North Little Rock.
The Tex-Mex chain, which already has a restaurant in Little Rock on Chenal Parkway, is set to open in February at the former site of the Parker Auto Group's Saturn dealership at 5105 Warden Road.
Crews are demolishing the dealership now. It will be the Austin, Texas-based chain's 32nd restaurant.
The Parker family sold the site for the new Warden Road restaurant to Chuy's for $1.1 million.