Online Sales, Solid Store Traffic Boost Wal-Mart in 2Q

Online Sales, Solid Store Traffic Boost Wal-Mart in 2Q

Americans are going into Walmart stores and they're spending money on its website, pushing the performance of the world's biggest retailer beyond Wall Street expectations during the second-quarter. The retailer said online sales surged 60 percent, and U.S. same-store sales increased 1.8 percent, the 12th straight quarter of growth.
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Georgia Mjartan to Leave Our House

Little Rock nonprofit Our House announced that its longtime executive director, Georgia Mjartan, will resign effective Sept. 15, and that Ben Goodwin, its assistant director, will replace her.
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Trade Group Buys Office With Space for New Apprenticeship Program

Trade Group Buys Office With Space for New Apprenticeship Program

Associated Builders & Contractors of Arkansas has a new home after a $535,000 transaction. Plans call for office space and classrooms for its apprenticeship program.
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America's Car-Mart CEO Henderson Announces Retirement

America's Car-Mart CEO Henderson Announces Retirement

Hank Henderson said he would step down as CEO of America's Car-Mart of Bentonville at the end of December after more than 30 years with the company.
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The List Largest Arkansas Banks by Equity

Arkansas Banks ranked by return on equity also includes total assets and net income.

Rank Name ROE Net Income
1 Bank of England 21 8,775,000
2 First Financial Bank 19 31,979,000
3 Riverside Bank 17 1,414,000
4 Priority Bank 16 1,691,000
5 Farmers Bank & Trust Co. 15 9,370,000

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Emma Willis on Saving Early for Higher Education

Emma Willis is the executive director of the state's 529 GIFT Plan and also serves as director of the ABLE program, a savings account for those with disabilities scheduled to begin in October.