Northwest Arkansas

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Talks Workers, Customers, Critics
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Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Talks Workers, Customers, Critics

In this Associated Press exclusive, Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon talks about worker pay and training increases, the fallout from the Bangladesh disaster and other issues that are affecting the world's largest retailer.
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XNA's Scott Van Laningham on When Air Travel Will Be Enjoyable Again

Scott Van Laningham has been CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport since 1998, when it opened.
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Sassy's Red House Expected To Charge Into El Matador's Current Home

KGA LLC, led by Matt Christie, the owner of Grub's Bar & Grille, has purchased the building currently known as El Matador Mexican Grill & Bar on North Steamboat Drive in Fayetteville for $630,000 from Horizant Properties LLC, led by Clete and Tammy Brewer.
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Don Walker Named Regional Executive at Arvest Bank

Don Walker has been named regional executive of Arvest Bank, the company announced Monday. Walker has been Arvest's market president in Tulsa since 1998.
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Two Big Apartment Buys Expected in Benton County

We're told to expect two sizable apartment transactions to close soon in northwest Arkansas: the 280-unit Stoneleigh Centerton and the 240-unit Stone Manor in Rogers. read more >

Banded Brands Hear Call to Springdale

Chuck Browning, CEO of Banded Holdings Inc. of Fayetteville, says part of a recent $10 million investment includes buying the Banded Brands license from Maxx Outdoors of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The price paid for the license wasn't publicly disclosed, but some of the money raised went for working capital and inventory, Browning said. read more >

Travel Agents: We're Still Flying High

A decade after the airline industry bid them bon voyage, travel agents have found niches that allow them to survive and even thrive. read more >

Beer Tourism Contributing to Growth in Industry

Tourism officials around the state are banking on growing interest in craft beers, leveraging the brewing industry's popularity to draw business to breweries and to the state's other attractions. read more >

Walmart Foundation Grant to Support Diabetes Treatment

The Walmart Foundation has announced a $194,200 grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest to support diabetes treatment in the Marshallese community in northwestern Arkansas. read more >

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners. read more >

USA Truck, 2 Shareholders Register to Sell Shares

USA Truck of Van Buren and its two largest shareholders have agreed to register up to 2 million shares of the company for sale. read more >

UA to Host Alley Scholars Business Plan Challenge

Undergraduate teams of minority students will compete in the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Business Plan Challenge on Saturday at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. read more >

Wal-Mart Criticizes 'Conscience Protection' Measure

Wal-Mart on Tuesday criticized a "conscience protection" measure in the retail giant's home state that opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also expressed concerns about the legislation. read more >

Wal-Mart Opposes Arkansas Law Some See as Allowing LGBT Bias

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it opposes a new law in its home state of Arkansas to ban cities and counties from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity. read more >

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