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Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation

Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation
Top executives at the world’s largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business’ annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon.

Top executives at the world's largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business' annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon.
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Bank of the Ozarks Responds to 'Say on Pay' Vote

Say-on-pay votes are not binding in the first place, and the vast majority pass, but say on pay is having an impact even for companies whose compensation packages get voter approval, and a perfect example is in Little Rock: Bank of the Ozarks Inc.
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Top Brands Fuel Tyson's Biggest Play

Tyson officially began the process of buying Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago on Wednesday, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. For Tyson executives, though, the chance to acquire Hillshire's enviable top-rated brands was irresistible.
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Deltic Timber 2Q Net Down Against One-Time Gains

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado reports second-quarter net income of $5.3 million or 42 cents per share, down 53 percent from the same time last year. read more >

Home BancShares Raises Quarterly Dividend 33 Percent

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway raises its quarterly dividend 33 percent to 10 cents per share. read more >

Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

Arkansas' minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly. read more >

Wal-Mart Bribery Case Creeps Along in Court

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas ruled last month that a lawsuit filed in 2012 against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its directors over allegations of bribery in Mexico can move forward. read more >

Lessons Learned (Editorial)

One of our best additions to the pages of Arkansas Business in our redesign three years ago has turned out to be the weekly Executive Q&A. It's a good way of getting new voices into the paper, voices largely unfiltered by editors because the Q&As are usually done via email and we publish the answers largely as written (though sometimes abbreviated because of space constraints). read more >

Simmons Bank's Daniel Robinson Promoted to Northeast Arkansas Community President

Daniel Robinson has been promoted from commercial loan officer to northeast Arkansas community president at Simmons Bank of Jonesboro. He joins Barry Ledbetter, who was recently promoted to regional chairman for central and northeast Arkansas. read more >

Layoffs, Branch Closures Firming Up as Simmons Readies To Close on Delta Trust

Some employees of Delta Trust & Bank were given notice last week that they might not be with the company after it is acquired by Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff next month. read more >

Home BancShares Completes Purchase of Florida Traditions Bank

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, the parent company of Centennial Bank, completes its previously announced acquisition of Florida Traditions Bank. read more >

Simmons First National 2Q Profit Up 50 Percent

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports a 50 percent rise in second-quarter profit, part of what CEO George Makris called a "landmark quarter" for the fast-growing financial holding company. read more >

Another Record: Home BancShares' 2Q Profit Up 60 Percent

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports second quarter profit of $28.4 million or 43 cents per share, another record and a 60 percent increase from the $17.7 million or 31 cents per share it reported in the same quarter last year. read more >

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