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Wal-Mart Buys Online Clothing Seller ModCloth

Wal-Mart Buys Online Clothing Seller ModCloth

Wal-Mart has bought trendy clothing seller ModCloth, part of a big push to pick up smaller online brands as it tries to make headway against Amazon.
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Executive Upheaval Continues At USA Truck

Another top executive, Martin Tewari, is leaving USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren.
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Kathy Deck To Leave Arkansas for Alabama-Tuscaloosa

Economist Kathy Deck is leaving the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville to become the director of community and economic research partnerships at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.
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Wal-Mart to Invest $800M in Chile

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Chilean unit will invest $800 million in the country over the next three years and open 55 to 60 new supermarkets, the company said on Wednesday, a significant outlay at a time of slow economic growth. read more >

PAM Executives See Pay Decline in 2016

Both named executive officers of P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown saw their total compensation decline last year, according to the company's proxy statement, filed Tuesday. read more >

JB Hunt Gives $2.7M to Set Up Innovation Center at UA

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Wednesday a $2.75 million grant to the University of Arkansas. read more >

Brazil Beef Scandal Leaves Fewer Options for Global Buyers

Global beef buyers will likely need to cobble together supplies from several nations if a scandal persists in Brazil's meat sector because supply constraints and politics are already limiting trade flows, market analysts say. read more >

In E-Commerce Push, Wal-Mart Launches Investor Arm, Store No. 8

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will launch its first investment arm to expand its e-commerce business in partnership with retail start-ups, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. The plan is being spearheaded by Marc Lore, Wal-Mart's e-commerce chief, who joined company from Jet.com, which it acquired for more than $3 billion in August. read more >

Smitty's Garage May Pull Into Rogers

Smitty's Garage, a burger and beer restaurant, is looking to expand in Arkansas and it looks like Rogers will be the destination. read more >

The Influencers: Jeff Long of the University of Arkansas

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long is a driven man, so it's a bit of a surprise when his voice catches while talking about how much sports mean to him. read more >

The Influencers: Judy McReynolds of ArcBest Corp.

Judy McReynolds has never spent much time thinking about her next rung on the corporate ladder. That professional outlook has certainly paid off for McReynolds, who used her brainpower and people skills to rapidly advance in the corporate world. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Through the Years

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which researches a number of economic issues, is the source for the accompanying chart, which tracks Arkansas' unemployment rate from Jan. 1, 1976, through Dec. 1, 2016, when it stood at 3.9 percent. read more >

World-Class Rationalization (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

One afternoon provided two exercises in compartmentalization: Richard Johns' plea agreement and the indictment of former state Sen. Jon Woods and Oren Paris III. read more >

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