Wal-Mart Cuts About 50 Positions at Bentonville Headquarters
Headquarters of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville

Wal-Mart Cuts About 50 Positions at Bentonville Headquarters

Wal-Mart has announced it will cut about 50 positions at its company headquarters in Bentonville. In a statement, the retailer said it's common for individual departments to make adjustments around February, the start of the company's fiscal year.
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Murphy Oil Net Income Skyrockets in 4Q

The El Dorado company reported net income of $375.2 million in the fourth quarter, but even better results — $442 million — from continuing operations.
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Three Tech Firms Moving to Downtown Conway, Plan to Hire 140

The firms making the announcement with Gov. Asa Hutchinson from downtown Conway were Metova Inc., of Franklin, Tennessee; Atlanta-based Big Cloud Analytics; and Conway's Eyenalyze.
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UCA Sets Sights On Opening Optometry School

The University of Central Arkansas said Thursday it will study whether to open a school of optometry on the campus.
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The List The Biggest Deals of 2014

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 ranked by price. The list includes buyer, seller, price, description and month announced.

Rank Buyer Seller Price
1 Tyson Foods Inc. The Hillshire Brands Co. 8,550,000,000
2 Government of Indonesia, PT Pertamina Malaysia Eksplorasi Produksi Murphy Oil Corp. 2,000,000,000
3 Entergy Arkansas Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC, Entergy Texas Inc. Union Power Partners LP 948,000,000
4 HealthSouth Corp. EHHI Holdings Inc. 750,000,000
5 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 658,000,000

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Ross Cranford on the Current 'Revolutionary' Climate in Advertising & Marketing

Before leaving to create his new agency, Ross Cranford worked for 19 years at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, starting as a junior copywriter in 1995, then writer, digital creative director, associate creative director, director of strategic planning, vice president for tourism services and member of the board of directors.