Northwest Arkansas

Phil Elson Named Voice of Razorbacks Baseball, Women's Basketball

Phil Elson Named Voice of Razorbacks Baseball, Women's Basketball
Phil Elson calls a game for the Arkansas Travelers baseball team in North Little Rock.

The longtime voice of the Arkansas Travelers is set to become the voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks' baseball and women's basketball teams.
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Picasolar Receives $800k DOE Grant for Solar Efficiency

The $800,000 DOE grant will be matched by $200,000 from Picasolar. Douglas Hutchings, CEO of both Picasolar and Silicon Solar Solutions, said the SunShot awards are the most prestigious and competitive grants a solar startup can receive.
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Wal-Mart Cheered, Jeered for Solar Power Efforts

No matter the situation the world's largest retailer involves itself in, rest assured, it will be analyzed, critiqued and questioned to excruciating levels. The latest area is solar power.
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ARK Challenge: Fair Share Data Swinging for Fences, Consumers

Matt Bakke's idea for an "anti-loyalty" program for businesses and consumers led to the founding Fair Share Data in Bentonville and applying for the ARK Challenge's fall installment in Little Rock. read more >

UA Study: Well Connected CEOs Can Be Bad for Firms They Lead

A University of Arkansas study suggests that the more socially connected a chief executive officer is, the less success his firm experiences. read more >

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year. read more >

Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

Arkansas Business reviewed the Administrator's Compensation Survey reports filed with the state Department of Higher Education for the 2010 and 2014 fiscal years. In the four-year period, the number of six-figure employees included in the report increased from 460 to 703. read more >

Whataburger Chain To Break Ground on First of Five Possible Locations in NWA

Whataburger hopes to break ground for its Fayetteville restaurant this month. read more >

Trash Bag Alternative on Fayetteville Shelves

Fayetteville's grocery co-operative Ozark Natural Foods is now carrying a compostable substitute for the traditional plastic trash bag created by two University of Arkansas graduates. 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 >

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 >

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 >

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