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Wal-Mart Unveils $50 Per Year ShippingPass for Online Orders

by Marty Cook 6/4/2015 02:39 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville officially announced its ShippingPass pilot program, a delivery service designed to compete against Amazon Prime.

Video: Tracy Morgan Says He'll Meet with Doug McMillon This Week

by Lance Turner 6/1/2015 08:31 am

Comedian Tracy Morgan, who was injured in an auto accident involving a Wal-Mart truck that killed fellow comedian James McNair last June, gave his first interview since the wreck this morning on NBC's "Today Show."

Wal-Mart Going Small in Small-Town Arkansas

by Marty Cook 6/1/2015 12:00 am

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announced a few years ago it planned to open a prototype 13,700-SF Express store in Gentry, Mayor Kevin Johnston said concerned citizens feared that the coming of the retail giant would crush competitive commerce in the city. Johnston said there were town meetings with small-business leaders to discuss the situation.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

Duncan Mac Naughton Joins Crossmark Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2015 11:43 am

Duncan Mac Naughton, the former head of U.S. merchandising for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, was named to the board of directors of Crossmark of Plano, Texas.

Wal-Mart Closes on Land for New Fayetteville Store (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. closed on a 6.1-acre property in south Fayetteville where the company plans to build a Neighborhood Market.

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.

America's Car-Mart Reports Increases in Profit, Sales for Year

by Marty Cook 5/22/2015 07:36 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported income of $29.5 million for the fiscal year 2015, an increase of nearly 40 percent from 2014.

Update: Vadim Perelman Resigns from USA Truck Board of Directors

by Marty Cook 5/21/2015 02:03 pm

Vadim Perelman resigned as a member of the board of directors at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren after his investment group divested itself of the 1.4 million shares it had owned in the trucking company.

J.B. Hunt Plans 7-Story Office Tower at HQ

by Marty Cook 5/21/2015 01:57 pm

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell is planning to build a new office tower at its headquarters.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2015 11:01 am

The selection committee for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 2016 class of inductees.

Tyson Foods Gives $500,000 to Walton Arts Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2015 06:56 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Thursday donated $500,000 to the Walton Arts Center expansion campaign.

Acxiom Corp. Sells IT Business for $190M, Previews 4Q Earnings

by Sean Beherec 5/20/2015 03:42 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Wednesday said it has entered into an agreement to sell its IT Infrastructure Management business for "total cash consideration of up to $190 million" to two private equity firms. It also reported preliminary fourth-quarter earnings.

Arkansas' Top Exporters Recognized, Officials Call for Ex-Im Bank Renewal

by Mark Carter 5/19/2015 02:39 pm

At an awards ceremony recognizing the state's top exporters, Arkansas small business owners and an official with the U.S. Export-Import Bank called for the bank charter's renewal.

Pay Raises, Online Spending Push Wal-Mart's 1Q Results Lower

by Lance Turner 5/19/2015 10:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville missed analysts' expectations and reported first-quarter net income down nearly 7 percent as the retailer gave raises to employees, invested in e-commerce and endured the effects of currency fluctuations.

Gleason: Record Loan Growth, Other Factors Boosted Bank of the Ozarks

by George Waldon 5/18/2015 03:15 pm

Record growth in loans, unfunded loans and deposits helped return Bank of the Ozarks to its familiar road of record earnings. The company held its annual shareholders meeting Monday at the corporate headquarters in west Little Rock.

TPA Promotes Job Creation (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 5/18/2015 12:00 am

Congress faces an important choice in the months ahead as it considers a bill to renew Trade Promotion Authority. TPA is vital because economic growth and job creation at home depend on our ability to sell American goods and services to the 95 percent of the world's customers living outside the United States.

Dillard Not Too Concerned About Last Week's Stock Performance

by Mark Friedman 5/16/2015 11:58 am

William Dillard II, CEO of Dillard's Inc., downplayed last week's 11 percent tumble at the Little Rock retailer's brief annual shareholders' meeting on Saturday.

Women Share Stories, Strategies About Leading, Growing Ranks in Business

by Lance Turner 5/15/2015 12:07 pm

Women must have an expectation that their potential is limitless, and organizations must understand that diversity is key to powering success, three women business leaders said at a panel discussion Friday morning. Includes video.

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