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Smart Spending: A Spin with Wal-Mart's Savings Catcher App

Smart Spending: A Spin with Wal-Mart's Savings Catcher App

The Savings Catcher service from Wal-Mart promises to do some of that work for you on your weekly trip for bread, laundry soap and shampoo. And it succeeds, but not without a few hiccups and only if you're prepared for a wait.
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The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel.
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J.B. Hunt 3Q Net Income Up 14 Percent

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $102.4 million, or 87 cents per share, up 14 percent from $89.5 million, or 75 cents per share.
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Can Hewlett-Packard Survive the Tablet Trend?

Hewlett-Packard is splitting off its PC and printing businesses. It's the latest shakeup in a tech industry that's being reshaped by the mobile revolution.
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PAC, Lobbyist Donations Nearing $1M in Contested State Legislative Races

Less than three weeks before Election Day, political action committees and lobbyists have already pumped more than three-quarters of a million dollars into contested state Senate and House races across the state. 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 >

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 >

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 >

Wal-Mart Plans Georgia Distribution Center to Support E-Commerce

State officials say a new Georgia distribution center planned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will create more than 400 jobs over the next three years. The facility will support the Bentonville-based retailer's e-commerce business. read more >

Roy Slagle Retires as CEO of ABF Freight; Tim Thorne to Replace

Roy Slagle retired as CEO and president of ABF Freight System Inc. on Wednesday after 37 years. ABF Freight is the largest subsidiary of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith. ArcBest announced Thursday that Tim Thorne would replace Slagle as ABF Freight president. 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 >

Court Appoints Former LR Mayor Special Administrator in Scooter Stuart Case

Tom Prince, former Little Rock mayor, has entered the fray between Little Rock's One Bank & Trust and the estate of its former controlling owner and CEO, Layton “Scooter” Stuart. read more >

Alcoa 3Q Boosted by Higher Aluminum Prices

Alcoa Inc. said Wednesday that third-quarter income soared as higher aluminum prices and lower costs for raw materials boosted its core primary-metals business. read more >

FTC: AT&T to Pay $105M for Bogus Phone Charges

AT&T wireless customers may want to take a closer look at their old phone bills because they may have money coming back to them. read more >

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