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Wal-Mart Seeks Online Fashion Presence Through Acquisitions

by Nandita Bose and Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 4/18/2017 06:50 am

Wal-Mart's bid for Bonobos is the latest step in the company's attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon and others in the growing online fashion world, analysts say.

ArkansasGives Nets $6.1M for Nonprofits

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 11:39 am

The Arkansas Community Foundation announces certified results of the ArkansasGives program, a one-day online giving event held on April 6. A total of $6.1 million was collected for more than 930 nonprofits statewide.

Dillard to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Arkansas

by Lydia McAllister 4/17/2017 11:33 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock Chairman and CEO William T. Dillard II will receive an honorary degree this spring from the University of Arkansas.

Fort Smith Osteopathic School Prepares for August Opening

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 10:54 am

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith receives a key approval from the American Osteopathic Association Commission, which paves the way for the school to open in August.

J.B. Hunt 1Q Revenue Up 7 Percent

by Marty Cook 4/17/2017 10:22 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports first-quarter income of $102.7 million, up from $100.1 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Chinese Company to Invest $5M in Pet Treat Plant in Danville

by Lance Turner 4/17/2017 09:34 am

Pet Won Pet Products of Taian City, Shandong Province, China plans to invest $5 million to put a pet treats manufacturing facility in Danville, creating 70 jobs.

The Long, Rough Ride Ahead for 'Made in America'

by Nick Carey, Reuters 4/17/2017 07:37 am

American companies, along with President Donald Trump, face big obstacles as they try to rebuild American manufacturing.

Arkansas Fights on Multiple Legal Fronts to Begin Executions

by Kelley P. Kissel, The Associated Press 4/17/2017 06:53 am

Lawyers for the state of Arkansas faced fights on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before a key sedative used in lethal injections expires at the end of the month.

DentaQuest Sues Procurement Director Over Dropped Medicaid Bid

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Disclosure provisions in the state's competitive bidding process have landed Procurement Director Edward Armstrong in the hot seat again.

State Keeps Tight Lid on Tourism Finalists

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Did you see that announcement about the three finalists chosen for the state's richest advertising contract — the $14 million-a-year pact for marketing the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism?

Judge Scraps Fake Will of Deepwater Horizon Survivor

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

A judge has thrown out the fake will allegedly created by a Camden woman to make sure her daughter got the assets of a Deepwater Horizon survivor who died in an auto accident.

National Register Listings Light a Towering Inferno

by Marty Cook 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Some downtown Little Rock property owners are surprised and upset that three public housing towers have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places despite being rejected by the state's review board.

Acxiom Returning to Conway Roots

by Sarah Campbell 4/17/2017 12:00 am

With the sale last month of its Little Rock headquarters, plans to renovate its Conway campus and hopes of expanding its client base, Acxiom Corp. CEO Scott Howe says his company is evolving.

What Does Acxiom Do?

by Sarah Campbell 4/17/2017 12:00 am

CEO Scott Howe and several longtime employees explained what Acxiom Corp. of Conway does for its clients.

Advanced Cabling Systems Keeps Climbing the Charts

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Double-digit growth has been a constant companion for Advanced Cabling Systems LLC during its first 20 years of business.

Jonesboro Hotel Liens Raise Early ‘Red Flags'

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center is facing contractors' liens totaling nearly $900,000 and might not open next spring as planned.

Suit Challenges Air Ambulance Patient Bills

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

James W. Ferrell of Drew County was shocked to receive a $29,000 bill from an air ambulance operator for his 41-mile trip to a hospital in late 2015.

Too Much Too Much (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Online competition isn't the only change in the retail landscape. Many stores are closing because the malls that surround them just aren't attracting the kind of traffic they used to.

At 20, Arkansas E-Government Draws Cheers

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The public-private partnership that Bob Sanders helped create, Information Network of Arkansas, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is still setting records.

Quapaw Quarter's Patricia Blick Says Historic Preservation Can Bring Forth Economic Benefits

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Patricia Blick, the new head of the Quapaw Quarter Association, seeks to clear up misconceptions about preserving historic properties.

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