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Wal-Mart Cheered, Jeered for Solar Power Efforts

Wal-Mart Cheered, Jeered for Solar Power Efforts
Wal-Mart is catching the highs and lows of the solar power debate.

No matter the situation the world's largest retailer involves itself in, rest assured, it will be analyzed, critiqued and questioned to excruciating levels. The latest area is solar power.
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FedEx Predicts Increase in Holiday Deliveries

FedEx forecast Wednesday that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments.
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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.
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The Interesting Battle over Alcohol in Arkansas

The Los Angeles Times offers a look at the battle being waged over Arkansas' alcohol amendment that, if approved, would make the entire state wet, and the inconceivable allies it has formed. read more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Trash Bag Alternative on Fayetteville Shelves

Fayetteville's grocery co-operative Ozark Natural Foods is now carrying a compostable substitute for the traditional plastic trash bag created by two University of Arkansas graduates. read more >

The Idle Class Magazine Plans Publishing Unit

The Idle Class, a relatively new publication based in Fayetteville and headed by Editor Kody Ford, recently discussed several new initiatives. read more >

Maumelle Warehouse Attracts $11.2M Sale (Real Deals)

A 484,932-SF warehouse project in Maumelle tipped the scales at $11.2 million. Construction of a 30,000-SF office building is following a $2.3 million land deal in downtown Little Rock. And a North Little Rock car wash is under new ownership after a $1.72 million deal. read more >

Supreme Court: Voters Will Consider Arkansas Liquor Issue

Arkansas' highest court says voters will be able to consider whether alcohol sales should be legal statewide. 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 >

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