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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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Maverick USA Ditches Waiting Period for Driver Bonuses

Maverick USA Inc. of North Little Rock says it will make performance bonuses available to all drivers without a waiting period.
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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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4 Airports to Get More Than $500k for Upgrades

Members of the state's congressional delegation have announced more than $500,000 in grants for upgrades at four airports around Arkansas. read more >

Lessons Learned (Editorial)

One of our best additions to the pages of Arkansas Business in our redesign three years ago has turned out to be the weekly Executive Q&A. It's a good way of getting new voices into the paper, voices largely unfiltered by editors because the Q&As are usually done via email and we publish the answers largely as written (though sometimes abbreviated because of space constraints). read more >

Rob Noirot, Chris Green Join DataPath (Movers & Shakers)

Rob Noirot has been hired as business relationship manager at DataPath Inc. of Little Rock, and Chris Green has been hired as national sales executive. Noirot previously worked in business banking and treasury management at U.S. Bank. Green was formerly a regional manager for George R. Douglas & Associates in Memphis. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent But Labor Force Smaller

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell for the ninth consecutive month in June to 6.2 percent. It marks the fourth consecutive month that the state's unemployment rate has been below 7 percent. read more >

TAC Air to Buy Supermarine FBO at Clinton National Airport

TAC Air agrees to purchase the assets of Supermarine of Little Rock LLC's fixed base operation at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. read more >

J.B. Hunt Quarterly Profit Rises 6.5 Percent to $93.4M

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports second-quarter profit of $93.4 million, or 79 cents per share, up 6.5 percent from $87.7 million, or 73 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. But CEO John Roberts III cited a "difficult driver recruiting environment" that has challenged growth. read more >

Metroplan Study: Financial Commitment Key to Conway-LR Bus Service

A feasibility study released by Metroplan on an express bus service between Conway and Little Rock found that capital costs, funding sources and operating responsibility would be obstacles in the implementation of the route. read more >

Steve Landers Sr. On His Lessons Learned Before Leaving the Lot

Steve Landers Sr. has been in the auto sales business for 43 years but has been transitioning out of the day-to-day operation of the enterprise. He will remain a consultant at the former Landers Auto Group, taking care of customers and working on putting together auto groups. read more >

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart for Crash That Killed 1 in New Jersey

Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over a highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead. read more >

Sign-hanging, Island Building Closing Lanes at Big Rock Interchange in LR

The state Highway and Transportation Department said Friday that the eastbound lane of Financial Center Parkway from Hermitage Road to Interstate 630 will be closed so crews can build traffic islands amid a construction project. Work will take place next Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. read more >

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