Northwest Arkansas Archive

Righting an FOI Wrong (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The recent downfall of former state Rep. Micah Neal provides us a good opportunity to make an appeal to his former colleagues in the Legislature to undo some of the damage he did.

Cox Adds Angela DeLille as Manager in Springdale (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Angela DeLille has been hired as the manager of government and regulatory affairs at Cox Communications in Springdale. She previously worked for the Arkansas State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas.

Executive Ranks Shuffle at Flipkart, Eyed by Wal-Mart

by Reuters 1/13/2017 10:52 am

Kalyan Krishnamurthy is named CEO of India's Flipkart, in which Wal-Mart is looking to invest between $750 million and $1 billion.

USA Truck's Christian Rhodes Leaves Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2017 03:25 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren announced the departure of Chief Information Officer Christian Rhodes in a one-sentence filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

JBU Fundraising Effort Passes $100M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2017 11:38 am

John Brown University of Siloam Springs says it's received more than $100 million in gifts and pledges toward the $125 million goal of its "Campaign for the Next Century."

Judge Orders Wal-Mart to Pay $16M in Gender Bias Lawsuit

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 1/10/2017 03:25 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $16.08 million to a former New Hampshire pharmacist in a gender bias case, but the amount is only about half what a jury awarded and may fall substantially further.

Report: Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs This Month

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 1/10/2017 03:15 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

Fire Destroys NWA Transit System's Buses

by Associated Press 1/10/2017 01:48 pm

A transit system serving four counties in northwest Arkansas has restricted its service after an early morning fire destroyed nearly all its buses.

Harps, UAMS Partner on Pharmacy Training Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 11:51 am

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy announce a training program to teach pharmacists to work more directly with patients to improve their health.

WER Architects/Planners Opens NWA Office

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 10:09 am

WER Architects/Planners announces the opening of its northwest Arkansas office at a temporary location, 2241 Green Acres Road in Fayetteville.

Arvest Names Eric Bunnell President of Equipment Finance in Fort Smith (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Eric Bunnell has been promoted to president of Arvest Equipment Finance and is relocating to Fort Smith for the job.

A Better Class of Crooks (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/9/2017 12:00 am

It's only been eight months since I pulled out the Moritz Scale of Political Bad Behavior, but Micah Neal's surprise guilty plea last week is just irresistible.

Taking Temptation Off the Table (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/9/2017 12:00 am

A smart lawmaker avoids temptation. Smart government avoids putting temptation in his way.

The Trump Effect: Arkansans Brace for Obamacare Repeal

by Mark Friedman 1/9/2017 12:00 am

With Obamacare in critical condition, Arkansas hospital officials are closely watching Washington while warning that it's too early to predict an outcome.

Balancing Work Life, the Law and Marijuana as a Medicine

by Marty Cook 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Despite disapproving political leaders, more than 53 percent of Arkansas voters were ready to give qualifying patients a chance to feel better through marijuana.

Identities of Unidentified Players in Neal Indictment Revealed

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2017 12:00 pm

Everybody's talking about the alphabet soup of unindicted people and entities described in state Rep. Micah Neal's plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Arkansas Business has determined the identities of several of them.

Former Wal-Mart Executive Hired as Family Dollar President

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2017 10:34 am

Dollar Tree Inc. has hired Duncan Mac Naughton as president and chief operating officer of its Family Dollar company, which it acquired in 2015.

Wal-Mart Names John Furner as Next CEO of Sam's Club

by Associated Press 1/6/2017 09:29 am

Wal-Mart says it named John Furner as CEO of its Sam's Club stores to replace Rosalind Brewer, who is retiring next month.

Wal-Mart's Jet.com Acquires ShoeBuy for $70M

by Associated Press 1/5/2017 02:39 pm

The online retailer Jet.com, now owned by Wal-Mart, says it's acquired the footwear-shopping website ShoeBuy for about $70 million. The deal, announced Thursday, closed Dec. 30.

UA's Transportation Center Awarded $1.4M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2017 09:25 am

The University of Arkansas says its researchers and collaborators at five other institutions have been awarded a $1.4 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to continue designing supply-chain networks to optimize resources and minimize congestion on navigable waterways.