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Doug McMillon: How I Knew It Was Time to Raise Pay at Wal-Mart

by Marty Cook 6/11/2015 02:01 pm

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, said a visit he took to a store in Denver helped him decide the company needed to raise worker pay.

Federal Judge: Wal-Mart Violated State Minimum Wage Laws

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 06:54 am

Wal-Mart could be on the hook for more than $100 million in back pay after a federal judge ruled the company failed to pay California minimum wage to truck drivers for activities that included inspecting and washing their trucks.

Arkansas Investor Kristian Andersen Part of $35M High Alpha Launch

by Mark Carter 6/10/2015 04:11 pm

Arkansas tech entrepreneur and investor Kristian Andersen is part of a group of prominent national founders who have launched High Alpha, a "venture studio" conceived to launch and scale tech startups.

Ozark Heritage Bank Wants New Name in Stone

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

First National Bank of Altheimer kept that name from the time it was chartered in 1955 until it moved from Jefferson County to Mountain View in 2009 and reorganized as Ozark Heritage Bank. Now another name change is in the works, along with a new state charter.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

Windstream Spinoff CS&L Talking Deals

by Sean Beherec 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The first few weeks at Communication Sales & Leasing, the spinoff company formed by certain assets of Windstream Corp.'s portfolio, have been hectic, CEO Kenny Gunderman said in a recent interview. But he adds that the response to the new company from potential clients has been positive.

Greg Penner Named Wal-Mart's 3rd Chairman at Annual Shareholders' Meeting

by Marty Cook 6/5/2015 01:14 pm

A new chairman, a mobile consumer, a Hollywood hostess from the South and Rod Stewart. Inside Wal-Mart's 2015 shareholders' meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Head of New Jersey Investment Firms Gets 10 Years for Fraud

by Associated Press 6/5/2015 07:40 am

The head of a southern New Jersey investment firm was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison after admitting to fleecing investors, including in Arkansas, of millions of dollars.

Innovate Arkansas Firms Experiencing Success

by Mark Carter 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Since its inception in 2007, Innovate Arkansas has counseled and mentored hundreds of Arkansas tech startups, placing them in position to succeed and create high-paying jobs. With about 85 currently active client companies, IA continues to nurture tech entrepreneurs and help grow the state's budding tech startup ecosystem.

Hayseed Ventures Aiming for $6 Million Investment

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder, is in the process of raising $6 million for his new company, Hayseed Ventures LLC in Fayetteville.

Dover Startup Raises $2.35 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

The company, which was incorporated this year, lists itself in the environmental services industry, and it still had $500,000 left to be sold in its offering of $2.85 million.

Country Homes Residences Remain at Crossroads of WLR Development

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

The small residential enclave along River Mountain Road in west Little Rock has captured the redevelopment imagination for several potential commercial projects over the years.

Saline County Home Sales Fuel Biggest Move on List of Top Real Estate Agencies

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Baxley-Penfield-Moudy Realtors of Bryant made the biggest climb up the list, moving to No. 12 with sales volume of $107.4 million.

John and Emily McCaskill Gaiser of Pennsylvania Trading Co. on The State of Estate Sales

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

John and Emily McCaskill Gaiser are the owners of Pennsylvania Trading Co. of Little Rock, an estate sale company founded in 2009.

The Ignorant American (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Ignorance is bliss, or so they say, but ignorance can also be dangerous. Ask Luis Lang, a 49-year-old who made a comfortable living as a self-employed handyman, who ignored the law requiring him to buy health insurance — and then discovered what happens to diabetics who don't take care of themselves.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

Jeff Amerine: 'Open Innovation' Model Can Work for Entire State

by Mark Carter 5/28/2015 02:03 pm

IA adviser Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie Consulting told a gathering of the state's entrepreneurship and innovation movers and shakers that an "open innovation" model can work for Arkansas.

John James Wants to Turn Old Post Office into Startup Hub

by Mark Carter 5/26/2015 11:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder who now focuses most of his time on launching Hayseed Ventures in Fayetteville, has a vision for the historic Old Post Office building that anchors the Fayetteville downtown square.

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