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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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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.
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Red Beauty Lounge Debuts in Heights

Red Beauty Lounge, located in the Heights neighborhood in Little Rock, is a dream turned into reality for owner and stylist Amy Hester. The salon opened April 2 and plans to expand in the coming months.
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Lessons Learned (Editorial)

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