Northwest Arkansas Archive

Wal-Mart Battles Manhattan Church Concerned About Firearm Sales

by Mark Friedman 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has asked the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to toss out a ruling that would force the retailer to let shareholders vote on a proposal from a Manhattan Episcopal church concerned about firearm sales.

CardioWise Installs Software for Use in Federal Heart Study

by Mark Carter 2/20/2015 11:13 am

Fayetteville startup CardioWise has completed full development of its cardiac analysis software and installed it at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

Redman & Associates Adds Details to Claims Against Chinese Toy Maker

by Marty Cook 2/19/2015 02:08 pm

A Rogers vendor has alleged that a Chinese toy manufacturer cost it a $70 million contract with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville.

Wal-Mart Beats 4Q Profit Forecasts

by Associated Press 2/19/2015 07:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $4.97 billion.

Wal-Mart to Give Nearly 40 Percent of US Workers Pay Raises

by Associated Press 2/19/2015 07:39 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs.

3Q Profit at America's Car-Mart Rises to $7.5M

by Marty Cook 2/18/2015 05:38 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported third-quarter earnings of $7.5 million in fiscal 2015, an increase from $1.5 million from the same quarter in 2014.

One Eleven in LR, Chef at The Hive in Bentonville Named James Beard Award Semifinalists

by Jan Cottingham 2/18/2015 12:49 pm

One Eleven at the Capital and Chef Matthew McClure at The Hive have been named semifinalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards.

Summit Medical Center Joins Sparks System

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2015 11:38 am

Sparks Health System announced Tuesday that it would change the name of Summit Medical Center to Sparks Medical Center-Van Buren.

Wal-Mart Driver Appeals in Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 09:42 am

A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to reconsider her decision not to delay Morgan's lawsuit against the company.

#ARWX: Officials Say Storm Damage Less Than Expected

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 07:20 am

Arkansas safety and transportation officials on Monday said the fallout from sleet and snow wasn't as bad as officials feared after temperatures dropped more than 40 degrees in two days.

Mexico, Wal-Mart Act to Improve Farmworkers' Lives

by Associated Press 2/16/2015 11:09 am

Wal-Mart, meanwhile, separately announced that it was reminding its in-house buyers to purchase produce only from farms that meet its standards of adequate treatment of workers

Professors on PBS TV Programs Boost UA Profile

by Marty Cook 2/16/2015 12:00 am

On Wednesday, the TV series “Nova” will premiere its one-hour documentary special “Petra: Lost City of Stone” on PBS. University of Arkansas geoscience professor Tom Paradise, who has worked on the site in southern Jordan for 25 years, played a large role — on screen and off — in the production.

Accountant Robert Erwin Charged With Aggravated Assault

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Robert F. Erwin, who practiced accounting in Little Rock with his late father, Harry Erwin, is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday morning in Benton County Circuit Court on a charge of aggravated assault on a member of his household.

Orthodontist Ben Burris Takes Legal Battle To 8th Circuit

by Mark Friedman 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Ben Burris, an orthodontist, wants to provide a teeth-cleaning service to patients, but can't because to do so would be in violation of the Arkansas Dental Practice Act.

Arkansas Carriers Looking for Innovative Ways to Attract Millennials

by Mark Carter 2/13/2015 10:46 am

The Arkansas trucking industry is looking at new ways to attract young drivers, and Startup Weekend organizer Max Farrell of Little Rock, himself a millennial, suggested some ways to do that.

Tyson Grant to Support Retention and Graduation of Underrepresented Students at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2015 09:13 am

Tyson Foods Inc. has awarded a $120,000 grant to the University of Arkansas to retain and ultimately graduate underrepresented juniors and seniors majoring in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business technology, food science and agricultural fields.

P.A.M. Transportation 4Q Earnings Up 62 Percent

by Lance Turner 2/11/2015 10:00 am

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.1 million, up 62 percent from the same quarter last year, to close what its chief executive called a "satisfying year."

USA Truck Swings to Profit in 4Q, Caps 'Transformative' Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2015 07:17 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $4.2 million, up from a $4.6 million loss in the same quarter last year.

University of Arkansas Touts $1.2B Economic Impact in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 10:56 am

The University of Arkansas released a report Tuesday that says the university has an economic impact on "state and local economies" of $1.2 billion, up 66 percent from the previous year.

Steven Plaisance Named CEO at Arvest Mortgage Co., Central Mortgage Co.

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 11:28 am

Steven Plaisance of Tulsa has been named CEO for Arvest Mortgage Co. and Central Mortgage Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Arvest Bank, the company announced Monday.