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Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation

Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation
Top executives at the world’s largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business’ annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon.

Top executives at the world's largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business' annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon.
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Obamacare Hit by Ruling, but Subsidies to Continue

A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.
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Study: Nearly 1 in 3 Arkansas Kids Live in Poverty

Nearly three out of 10 kids are living in poverty in Arkansas, but the number of children without health insurance has gone down, according to a national study released Tuesday that shows how children fare in each state.
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Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

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Lessons Learned (Editorial)

One of our best additions to the pages of Arkansas Business in our redesign three years ago has turned out to be the weekly Executive Q&A. It's a good way of getting new voices into the paper, voices largely unfiltered by editors because the Q&As are usually done via email and we publish the answers largely as written (though sometimes abbreviated because of space constraints). read more >

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Rob Noirot has been hired as business relationship manager at DataPath Inc. of Little Rock, and Chris Green has been hired as national sales executive. Noirot previously worked in business banking and treasury management at U.S. Bank. Green was formerly a regional manager for George R. Douglas & Associates in Memphis. read more >

TeleTech, Open in Sherwood, Plans New Center in Jonesboro, 150 Jobs

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Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Teams With Aledade To Arm, Reward Docs

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Population Rises in U.S. Poverty Areas, Arkansas Up Nearly 15 Percent

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Senate Democrats Steer Campaigns Away from Obamacare

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