Northwest Arkansas

Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In
Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer, which the company said is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge — even with a full load — and will cost less than a diesel semi considering fuel savings, lower maintenance and other factors.

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.
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Bret Bielema's Future in Question After Jeff Long's Firing

Will it be Julie Cromer Peoples, Joseph Steinmetz or the UA board of trustees who is in charge of handling the more immediate question hounding all of Arkansas: What to do with Bret Bielema?
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Analysis: War Memorial Only Slightly More Popular With South Arkansas Fans

Fans from northwest Arkansas make up a bigger portion of ticket sales for Razorbacks football games held in Little Rock than fans from the southeast and southwest areas of the state combined, according to a presentation prepared by the University of Arkansas.
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America's Car-Mart Names New CFO, Reports Profit

America's Car-Mart of Bentonville announced that Vickie Judy will become the company's chief financial officer beginning Jan. 1. read more >

Wal-Mart Lifts Profit Outlook on Strong Third-Quarter Results

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville raised its annual profit outlook Thursday after the world's largest retailer reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street projections. read more >

UPDATE: Jeff Long Fired As University of Arkansas Athletic Director

Arkansas fired athletic director Jeff Long on Wednesday, ending a nearly decade-long tenure that included the scandalous ouster of football coach Bobby Petrino and the continued mediocrity of the program under Bret Bielema. read more >

Amazon or Wal-Mart? Some Retailers are Choosing Alliances

Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides. read more >

Tyson Foods Reports Record Annual EPS, Acquisition

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reported on Monday fiscal 2017 income of $1.77 billion, which the company said represented a record earnings per share of $5.31. read more >

Money for Arkansas River Bridge Is Fort Smith's Missing Link

A key component of the massive I-49 project in western Arkansas is a 13.7-mile stretch near Fort Smith that includes a bridge over the Arkansas River. read more >

Marshals Museum Task? Create Civic Literacy

The U.S. Marshals Museum being built in Fort Smith has a number of goals, but perhaps the most important is its role in teaching the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law. read more >

Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High Spirits This article is available only in print.

In a city hard hit by manufacturing declines during the past decade, the Hiram Walker plant, set on 32 acres at the south end of town, is a bright spot. read more >

Temporary Injunction Issued in Rick Schaeffer Foreclosure Case This article is available only in print.

Washington County Circuit Judge Beth Storey Bryan has issued a temporary restraining order to prevent a bank from putting Rick Schaeffer's home up for sale on the courthouse steps Tuesday. read more >

Seven Dairy Queens Slated for Northwest Arkansas This article is available only in print.

An Alabama couple have signed a franchise agreement to open seven Dairy Queen locations in northwest Arkansas. read more >

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