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Federal Judge: Wal-Mart Violated State Minimum Wage Laws

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 06:54 am

Wal-Mart could be on the hook for more than $100 million in back pay after a federal judge ruled the company failed to pay California minimum wage to truck drivers for activities that included inspecting and washing their trucks.

Fort Smith, Little Rock Show Increases in Latest Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Alexis Hosticka 6/9/2015 10:10 am

Retail and construction are doing well in Little Rock and Fort Smith, giving the cities the two largest month-to-month increases from February to March in the Arkansas Tech Business Index.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

NLR Simply Home Motel Visited By $1.3 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 12:00 am

A 55-room motel in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.3 million. A Dollar General store in Little Rock rang up a $1.28 million transaction. And a 3,120-SF retail project in the Heights area of Little Rock changed hands in a $700,000 deal.

Greg Penner Named Wal-Mart's 3rd Chairman at Annual Shareholders' Meeting

by Marty Cook 6/5/2015 01:14 pm

A new chairman, a mobile consumer, a Hollywood hostess from the South and Rod Stewart. Inside Wal-Mart's 2015 shareholders' meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Video: Watch Wal-Mart Shareholders' Meeting Here

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 11:29 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is live streaming its 2015 shareholders meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Update: Rob Walton To Step Down as Chairman of Wal-Mart

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/5/2015 11:25 am

Wal-Mart says board Chairman Rob Walton will step down and be succeeded by Vice Chairman Greg Penner, who is Walton's son-in-law. Walton, son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, has been chairman since 1992. The company says the 70-year-old will continue to serve as a director. Jim Walton, another son of the late founder, also remains on the board.

7 Arkansas Companies on Fortune 500 List

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 10:12 am

Seven firms based in Arkansas find themselves on the lastest list of Fortune 500 companies. Wal-Mart of Bentonville once again tops the list.

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.

Walton Arts Center Receives $500,000 from General Mills

by Alexis Hosticka 6/3/2015 09:24 am

General Mills has donated $500,000 to the Walton Arts Center for "Investing in our Future: The Expansion of Walton Arts Center," a $23 million campaign to add 30,000 SF to the performing arts venue.

Arvest Survey: More Arkansans Expect 'Good Times' for Businesses

by Alexis Hosticka 6/2/2015 10:22 am

Arkansans were more optimistic in March than six months prior regarding personal finances, and many expect "good times" for businesses over the next five years, according to the latest Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.

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."

Innovate Arkansas Firms Experiencing Success

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

Since its inception in 2007, Innovate Arkansas has counseled and mentored hundreds of Arkansas tech startups, placing them in position to succeed and create high-paying jobs. With about 85 currently active client companies, IA continues to nurture tech entrepreneurs and help grow the state's budding tech startup ecosystem.

Edgehill Home Leads List of Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Two Little Rock homes, a 22,500-SF warehouse in North Little Rock, a residential parcel in west Little Rock and a vacant grocery store in Sherwood provide this Pulaski County gathering of seven-digit deals.

Vendors Irked by Unpaid Bourbon & Boots Invoices

by Sean Beherec 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Assets of Little Rock retail website Bourbon & Boots were sold to a new acquisition company last month, and that has left some of its vendors wondering whether they will be paid for merchandise sold under the previous ownership.

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.

John and Emily McCaskill Gaiser of Pennsylvania Trading Co. on The State of Estate Sales

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

John and Emily McCaskill Gaiser are the owners of Pennsylvania Trading Co. of Little Rock, an estate sale company founded in 2009.

Jigsaw Economics (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/1/2015 12:00 am

It's a puzzlement. Over the past 12 months, most economists around the country have predicted major growth in consumer spending because of the decline in gasoline prices. It seemed logical to us. In fact, we have commented in this space on such things as the “gas price dividend” and on research showing where consumers have spent their increased discretionary income because of lower costs at the pump.

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.

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