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Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $19.4M Pay Package
Headquarters of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $19.4M Pay Package

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation fall 24.2 percent to $19.4 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year.
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Foam Home Advocates Tout Energy Efficiency, Strength, Fire Resistance

Foam homes have their believers. Now those believers are doing their best to convince others of the virtues of foam homes. The technique uses the foam — EPS — in combination with a steel frame that advocates say make a home airtight, flame-resistant and termite-free.
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PAM 1Q Net Income Up 300 Percent

PAM Transportation Services Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income up nearly 300 percent from the same quarter last year.
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Leslie Rutledge Turns Down Washington County Bridge Investigation

The Arkansas attorney general's office has referred a request to investigate the construction of two Washington County bridges to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.
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J.B. Hunt Shareholders Vote Down Emissions Proposal

A shareholder proposal to require J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was defeated at the company's annual meeting Thursday. read more >

Walmart Foundation Gives $1.5M to Walton Arts Center

The Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville said Tuesday that it has received a $1.5 million donation from the Walmart Foundation. read more >

CPI Sells Oklahoma Newspapers to Warren Buffett's BH Media Group

Community Publishers Inc. of Bentonville has sold the last of its newspaper holdings to a firm owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire-Hathway Co. read more >

Group Seeks Rehiring of Workers at 5 Closed Wal-Mart Stores

A group made up of Wal-Mart workers is asking labor regulators to go to court to force the discounter to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago. read more >

Safety Directors Keep Eye On Construction Sites

Contractors, builders and construction executives say accident prevention keeps costs and accidents down at work sites. Having a safety director on a job site could help prevent worker injuries, said Richard Hedgecock, the executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors Arkansas, the state's largest commercial construction trade association. read more >

Widespread Growth Seen in Northwest Arkansas

When Sam Walton opened in 1950 the dime store in Bentonville, to say the area was sparsely populated would be an understatement. Today, these environs have grown so much that they comprise their own metropolitan statistical area. read more >

Eminent Domain Rights Dusted Off as Pipelines Trace Path Across Arkansas

Several energy projects in various phases of completion are in the works across Arkansas, drawing increased attention to the process of eminent domain used to obtain access to land, as well as some of the difficulties companies face in building their projects. read more >

Skyline Report: Commercial Permits Up; Multi-family Vacancy Rates Drop in NWA

Arvest Bank on Thursday released its Skyline Reports on commercial and multi-family real estate in northwest Arkansas for the last six months of 2014. read more >

ArcBest Corp. Breaks Ground in New Corporate Headquarters

Gov. Asa Hutchinson helped ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith break ground Wednesday for its new, four-story, 200,000-SF company headquarters at Chaffee Crossing. ArcBest expects the building to be completed in late 2016 and said it will create 975 jobs through 2021. read more >

Washington County Judge Asks Highway Department for Bridge Inspections

Washington County Judge Marilyn Edwards has asked the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to inspect all county bridges built in the last 20 years. read more >

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