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CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Partnering with HealthSouth on Rehab Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:27 am

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs has partnerted with HealthSouth Corp. to jointly own and operate an existing 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit with plans to relocate and expand it to 40 beds.

Wal-Mart Imposes Charges on Suppliers as Costs Mount

by Reuters 6/24/2015 09:30 am

Wal-Mart Stores will begin charging fees to almost all vendors for stocking their items in new stores and for warehousing inventory, raising pressure on suppliers as the world's largest retailer battles higher costs from wage hikes.

Facebook Now Worth More than Wal-Mart on Stock Market

by Associated Press 6/24/2015 07:01 am

Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market. The world's biggest online social network knocked the world's largest retailer out of the top 10 list of the highest-valued companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

New Little Rock Superintendent Baker Kurrus Talks Plans for District

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 6/24/2015 06:57 am

The lawyer hired to lead the school district now controlled by the state says he's cut about $12.5 million from the budget and made other changes since taking over two months ago.

Hutchinson Open to Bidding for New Education Test Provider

by Associated Press 6/23/2015 04:58 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's open to Arkansas considering multiple proposals from standardized testing companies.

Retailers Feel Pressure on Confederate Flag Merchandise

by Associated Press 6/23/2015 02:46 pm

Companies that sell Confederate flags, like Arkansas' FlagandBanner.com, say that sales have already begun to surge and they have no plans to stop producing them.

Car Mart Execs Received No Bonuses in 2014

by Marty Cook 6/23/2015 01:26 pm

For the second consecutive year, the two top executives at America's Car-Mart of Bentonville did not receive cash incentive bonuses, according to a proxy statement filed Tuesday by the company.

Iron Yard Coding Classes Set to Begin in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:46 am

The Iron Yard coding school is set to launch in Little Rock from the Museum Center in the River Market District. The school will begin with three-month courses devoted to .NET and front-end engineering.

Arvest Survey: Arkansans Making Major Household Purchases

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 10:25 am

Arkansas consumers have more student loans but are carefully paying bills and making large purchases, according to the third installment of the spring 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey. The survey said that 24 percent of Arkansas respondents plan to make a major household purchase in the next six months.

Baptist Health to Open Urgent Care Centers in Central Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:13 am

Baptist Health plans to open "urgent care" centers across central Arkansas beginning this fall in North Little Rock, officials announced Tuesday.

Number of Women-Owned Arkansas Businesses Rises

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 09:59 am

The number of women-owned businesses in Arkansas has increased by 73 percent since 1997, according to the fifth annual State of Women-Owned Business Report.

Asa Hutchinson Tells Education Department to Drop PARCC

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/23/2015 06:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson tells education officials to drop Arkansas' involvement in a standardized test linked to the controversial Common Core standards.

Wal-Mart Removing Confederate Flag Items from Stores, Online

by Associated Press 6/23/2015 06:48 am

Wal-Mart said Monday it is removing any items from its store shelves and website that feature the Confederate flag.

3 People, 1 Duo, Slated to Enter Arkansas Entertainers Hall

by Associated Press 6/23/2015 06:45 am

An author, musicians, a conductor and a record label executive are slated to join the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame.

Bear State to Buy Missouri Bank for $70M

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 04:29 pm

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock, the publicly traded holding company for Bear State Bank, announced Monday that it will pay $70 million for a bank in Springfield, Missouri. The deal will push Bear State's asset base to about $2 billion and expand its network to 55 branches.

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Expand Plant in Calhoun County, Add 85 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 03:02 pm

Aerojet Rocketdyne says it will expand its operation in the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, adding 85 jobs to bring total employment there to more than 630.

Donald Trump Set for Arkansas GOP Fundraiser

by Associated Press 6/22/2015 01:50 pm

Businessman and reality television star Donald Trump will travel to Hot Springs next month as a keynote speaker for the Republican Party of Arkansas.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

Bryan Burks Named VP of Advancement at Harding

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 11:11 am

Burks currently is dean of the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration at Harding. His appointment becomes effective July 15. He will direct Harding's advancement efforts and lead a team of seven fundraising professionals in the office.

Tom Cotton Says He Will Return Earl Holt Contribution

by Associated Press 6/22/2015 10:53 am

The leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof made $65,000 in donations to Republicans, including several to Republican presidential candidates as well as U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, The Guardian newspaper reported Sunday night.

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