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Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Windstream Transfers Half Its CS&L Stake to Retire Debt

by Sarah Campbell 6/15/2016 04:04 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock transfers 14.7 million common shares of its spinoff, Communications Sales & Leasing Inc., to its creditors in a debt-for-equity exchange.

Tom Hayes Named President of Tyson Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 04:02 pm

Formerly chief commercial officer of Tyson Foods, Tom Hayes will work directly with CEO Donnie Smith, who has also been carrying the title of president.

Wal-Mart Puts China Boss Sean Clarke in Charge of Asda in UK

by Parikshit Mishra and Paul Sandle, Reuters 6/13/2016 07:39 am

Wal-Mart has turned to the chief of its Chinese business Sean Clarke to revive Asda, its British supermarket group.

Selling Downtown Office Tower an Option for Acxiom

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp., the publicly traded data-mining company, has officially confirmed to Whispers that it is considering selling its headquarters building in downtown Little Rock.

Federal Hearing Set for Dillard's in EEOC Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered Dillard's Inc. to explain why it won't comply with a subpoena from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

Beth Lackey Named to SVP Position at Windstream (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Beth A. Lackey was recently appointed senior vice president of carrier operations at Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock.

Harps Buys 9 Walmart Express Stores, 6 in Arkansas

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2016 05:24 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale said Wednesday that it is acquiring six former Walmart Express stores in Arkansas. The private grocery store chain did not say how it will use the properties.

China's Commerce Ministry Removes Curbs on Wal-Mart's Yihaodian Deal

by Donny Kwok, Reuters 6/8/2016 10:39 am

China's Ministry of Commerce has removed restrictions on Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s deal in 2012 to raise its stake in online supermarket Yihaodian, and said the move would not affect the already competitive market.

ATA Road Team Promotes Arkansas Truck Drivers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton introduced the 12 members of the Arkansas Road Team at the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual conference in Little Rock last month.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Protecting Cargo Never Ends for Arkansas Truckers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Protecting freight is a daily worry for transportation executives whose trucks are crisscrossing the nation daily with trailers full of goods.

Regions Bank Adds Marlin Evans to Wealth Management (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Marlin Evans has joined the private wealth management team at Regions Bank in Little Rock as a personal trust specialist.

With James Corden on Stage, Wal-Mart Event Part Business, Part Roast

by Marty Cook 6/3/2016 03:35 pm

Friday's Wal-Mart shareholders meeting at times felt more like a roast thanks to "The Late Late Show" host James Corden.

Wal-Mart Embraces Change at Meeting, Hitching Up With Uber

by Marty Cook 6/3/2016 03:23 pm

During the retailer's annual meeting, Wal-Mart Chairman Greg Penner cast the company as changing with the economic and shopping landscape, just as it has done throughout its long history.

Video: Watch Wal-Mart's 2016 Shareholders' Meeting Right Here

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2016 07:46 am

Wal-Mart shareholders are meeting right now at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. You can watch a live stream of events right here.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Former USA Truck CEO John Simone Remembered for Heart, Laughter

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Simone, who died of lung cancer March 24 in Florida, led the turnaround at USA Truck that reversed six consecutive years of red ink. He was a popular boss during his two years at USA Truck.