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Wal-Mart Lowers Revenue Outlook for Year; Shares Drop

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 03:19 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a tougher sales environment will hurt its revenue this fiscal year. The retailer says it expects revenue will be up 2 to 3 percent over the prior fiscal year, down from a previous estimate of 3 to 5 percent.

Wal-Mart Scaling Back U.S. Growth to Focus on E-Commerce

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 11:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is scaling back its growth in U.S. stores next year, while investing more in e-commerce.

Redman & Associates Reaches Deal With Chinese

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Redman & Associates, the Rogers company that had hoped to take over the manufacturing of battery-operated riding toys for sale to Wal-Mart, has called a temporary truce in its legal dispute with Chinese importer Sales Chief Ent. (Hong Kong) Co.

The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 10/13/2014 12:00 am

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel.

EEOC Filing Fewer Discrimination Cases In Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed only two lawsuits in the state this calendar year, continuing a recent trend line. In 2011, the EEOC filed six lawsuits in Arkansas' federal courts and three the following year. Last year, the EEOC filed only two lawsuits against companies operating in the state.

Little Rock Walgreens Sells for $5.7 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/13/2014 12:00 am

ARCP WG Little Rock AR LLC of Phoenix bought the 15,181-SF store at 1601 Main St. from Stamja-DT AR Properties LLC, led by Jason LaFrance.

Crystal Bridges' State of the Art Exhibition Means Business for Arkansas Artists

by Jan Cottingham 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The State of the Art exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which has gained national attention, has been transformative for Little Rock artist Delita Martin, who has three pieces in the exhibit.

Judge: Signatures OK in Arkansas Minimum Wage Case

by Associated Press 10/10/2014 04:34 pm

A special judge appointed by the Arkansas Supreme Court says backers of a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage turned in enough valid signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot.

At Arkansas Supreme Court, Arguments For, Against Including Alcohol Measure

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/9/2014 04:48 pm

A lawyer challenging a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize alcohol sales statewide tells Arkansas' highest court that the secretary of state should have opened his office on Independence Day to process petitions and avoid missing a deadline.

UA Announces 4 Inductees For Business Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2014 10:30 am

Representing the Class of 2015 inductees into the University of Arkansas Business Hall of Fame are Millie Ward, Al Bell, Stephen L. LaFrance Sr., and Donald E. "Buddy" Wray, the UA said Thursday.

Jane Chu: Main Street Revitalization Awakens a Cultural District

by Lee Hogan 10/7/2014 03:35 pm

Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, said the revitalization of downtown Little Rock's Main Street has awakened a cultural district.

Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Some Part-Timers

by Associated Press 10/7/2014 11:46 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

Wal-Mart Plans 1-Stop Health Coverage Shopping

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 03:18 pm

Wal-Mart plans to work with DirectHealth.com, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to allow shoppers to compare coverage options and enroll in Medicare plans or the public exchange plans created under the Affordable Care Act.

Grant Goes to Arkansas Company Making Compostable Bag

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 02:45 pm

A company affiliated with the University of Arkansas that makes a compostable bag as a substitute for plastic bags has been awarded a $741,221 grant by The National Science Foundation.

Little Rock's Bourbon & Boots Launches Line at Dillard's

by Mark Carter 10/6/2014 10:59 am

The Little Rock startup, from former political wonk and serial entrepreneur Matt Price, recently signed on with Innovate Arkansas and signed up with Dillard's. In partnership with the Little Rock-based department store, Bourbon & Boots has launched its own line of Southern-themed jewelry.

Random Rants and Rates (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 10/6/2014 12:00 am

You've seen the arrows in other columns. An “up” arrow for OK, a “down” arrow for not OK. Since these icons have been used elsewhere, I have long thought they were the province of others. No longer. There really is no good reason why I can't employ a similar device as an efficient way to comment on, and perhaps rant about, a number of random consumer-related influences. So, here goes.

To Succeed, Liquor Stores Must Adapt

by Jan Cottingham 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Package stores face in an uncertain environment if voters in November approve the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment.

Chuy's Buy Launches New Project in NLR (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/6/2014 12:00 am

A Chuy's restaurant project in North Little Rock was put in motion by a $1.14 million land deal. A 16,200-SF commercial project in North Little Rock is under new ownership after a $907,000 sale.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Betting on Graduates

by Michelle Corbet 10/6/2014 12:00 am

The direct link between college scholarships and gambling was something Arkansas' first state lottery commissioners weren't eager to point out, but a new class of commissioners is hoping to remind Arkansans of that link each time they attend a football game.

Report: Northwest Arkansas Job Growth Ahead of Peers

by Marty Cook 10/3/2014 08:02 am

Northwest Arkansas job growth easily beat its peer regions, the state and the nation this past year, according to a report released Thursday by the University of Arkansas.

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