Northwest Arkansas

Crystal Bridges' State of the Art Exhibition Means Business for Arkansas Artists

Crystal Bridges' State of the Art Exhibition Means Business for Arkansas Artists

The State of the Art exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which has gained national attention, has been transformative for Little Rock artist Delita Martin, who has three pieces in the exhibit.
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Redman & Associates Reaches Deal With Chinese

Redman & Associates, the Rogers company that had hoped to take over the manufacturing of battery-operated riding toys for sale to Wal-Mart, has called a temporary truce in its legal dispute with Chinese importer Sales Chief Ent. (Hong Kong) Co.
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Success of Slim Chickens Restaurant Chain Eggs On Investors for $2.5M More

Slim Chickens Development Co. LLC, the Fayetteville company behind the popular restaurant chain, last month filed a Form D with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission indicating it plans to raise $2.5 million.
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UA Confronts Old Infrastructure to Make Campus Wireless

During the past two years, UA has installed 1,000 wireless access points in residence halls and academic buildings; officials say that's the halfway point of getting the UA tuned in wirelessly to the Internet. read more >

The Idle Class Magazine Plans Publishing Unit

The Idle Class, a relatively new publication based in Fayetteville and headed by Editor Kody Ford, recently discussed several new initiatives. read more >

Northwest Arkansas Shows Gains in Housing Market

The residential market in northwest Arkansas saw increases across the board in the first half of 2014, according to Arvest Bank's Skyline Report released Thursday. read more >

Wal-Mart Lowers Revenue Outlook for Year; Shares Drop

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a tougher sales environment will hurt its revenue this fiscal year. The retailer says it expects revenue will be up 2 to 3 percent over the prior fiscal year, down from a previous estimate of 3 to 5 percent. read more >

Wal-Mart Scaling Back U.S. Growth to Focus on E-Commerce

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is scaling back its growth in U.S. stores next year, while investing more in e-commerce. read more >

J.B. Hunt 3Q Net Income Up 14 Percent

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $102.4 million, or 87 cents per share, up 14 percent from $89.5 million, or 75 cents per share. read more >

Fort Smith Awaits Word on Possible Federal Suit Over Sewer System

The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved a resolution Oct. 7 to continue with the city's program to improve its sewer system. read more >

Dave Bass To Open Upscale Restaurant at Pleasant Crossing Shopping Center in Rogers

Bass signed lease papers to open The Grove in a 3,543-SF space at the new shopping center Whisinvest Realty of Rogers is building near the Walmart Supercenter on Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Bass described the restaurant, which will have a separate bar area, as having an “eclectic American comfort food menu” prepared by a culinary school-trained chef. read more >

Arvest Extends Lead on List of Largest Trust Departments

This week, Arkansas Business presents three industry lists with the common theme of wealth management: trust departments, money managers and broker-dealers. read more >

KUAR, PBS Look at Minimum Wage Issue in Arkansas

KUAR's Jacob Kauffman had an in-depth look at a minimum wage issue that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot in Arkansas, which aims to raise the state's minimum wage from its current rate, $6.25, to $8.50 by Jan. 1, 2017, in three increments. read more >

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