Northwest Arkansas

Update: Walmart Raises Wages, Closes 63 Sam's Clubs

Update: Walmart Raises Wages, Closes 63 Sam's Clubs

Walmart confirmed that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores across the country — a move that seems sure to cost jobs — on the same day it announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out one-time bonuses to others.
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Steve Womack Tapped to Lead U.S. House Budget Panel

Republican Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas has been tapped to chair the House Budget Committee.
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Mercy to Begin Construction of 6th Bentonville Clinic

Mercy says it will begin construction next week on a $4.1 million, 7,400-SF primary care clinic to serve north Bentonville.
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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Announces Appointments

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced Wednesday several changes to its board of directors that were effective Jan. 1.
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Bear State Reports 4Q, Full-Year Earnings Ahead of Arvest Deal

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock reports fourth-quarter earnings of $3.7 million or 10 cents per diluted share, down from $4.8 million or 13 cents per diluted in the same quarter last year. read more >

JB Hunt 4Q Earnings Up 228 Percent

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports fourth-quarter net earnings of $385.3 million, more than double the $117.6 million recorded for the fourth quarter of 2016. read more >

Moses Tucker, Newmark Grubb Merge to Form Moses Tucker Partners

Moses Tucker Real Estate and Newmark Grubb Arkansas merge, creating Moses Tucker Partners of Little Rock. read more >

U.S. Marshals Museum to Be Named for Foundation's Leaders

The United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith announced Tuesday that it will name its future facility in honor of Mary Carleton and Robert A. Young III. read more >

Wal-Mart Names Judith McKenna CEO of International

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville promotes Judith McKenna to president and CEO of Walmart International, the company's second-largest operating segment. read more >

Bad News for Acumen Brands This article is available only in print.

Stockholders in Acumen Brands Inc., the one-time Fayetteville startup phenomenon, received bad, but probably not unexpected, news in the mail. read more >

Razorback Foundation Braces for Tax Impact This article is available only in print.

One provision of the tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law in December eliminates the deductions for contributions to university athletic foundations. read more >

Benton County Tops State in Per Capita Income

There's a “new economic reality in the state of Arkansas,” according to Metroplan, the planning agency for central Arkansas. read more >

A Question of Priorities (Editorial)

Several widely different news reports last week came together for us to form a single question: Are upper-level education administrators paid too much? read more >

Arkansas Truckers Toot Horn for Tax Cuts

The trucking industry was one of the stronger proponents of the tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law in December. read more >

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