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Arkansas to Cut $43M from Upcoming Year's Budget

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/3/2017 6:59 am

Arkansas is cutting its budget for the coming fiscal year by $43 million, state officials announced Tuesday, days after the governor ordered reductions in this year's funding for state agencies.

Wal-Mart Seeks Online Fashion Presence Through Acquisitions

by Nandita Bose and Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 4/18/2017 6:50 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.

Recode: Wal-Mart in Advanced Talks to Buy Bonobos

by Reuters 4/17/2017 11:08 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in advanced discussions to buy online men’s fashion retailer Bonobos Inc., Recode reported on Friday, citing sources.

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.

Wal-Mart to Discount Online-Only Items Delivered to Stores

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 4/12/2017 6:54 am

Starting next week, Wal-Mart will offer discounts on thousands of online-only items when customers elect to have them shipped to one of the company's stores for pickup.

Arkansas House Rejects Attempt to Impose Online Sales Taxes

by Kelly P. Kissel and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 4/3/2017 4:41 pm

Arkansas legislators wrapped up the bulk of their work for the 2017 regular session Monday, approving a $5.5 billion budget and establishing a rainy day fund for future fiscal emergencies.

Online Tax Effort Revived at Last Minute in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/30/2017 3:30 pm

A House committee endorsed a proposal forcing online retailers to collect Arkansas sales taxes, reviving the effort days after a lawmaker behind the bill declared it dead for this year's session.

Amazon Shares Echo Data with Arkansas Prosecutor in Murder Case

by Associated Press 3/7/2017 7:06 am

Amazon dropped its fight against a subpoena in an Arkansas murder case after the defendant said he wouldn't mind if the company shared data gathered by an Amazon Echo device.

Arkansas Senate Panel Approves Effort to Collect Online Sales Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:56 am

A state Senate committee has endorsed legislation requiring online retailers who don't collect Arkansas sales taxes to provide a list of purchases made by state residents.

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

by Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:28 am

Amazon says Arkansas prosecutors looking to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.

House Panel Rejects Effort to Collect Online Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/14/2017 4:14 pm

An effort to collect sales taxes in Arkansas from online retailers has failed before a House committee, days after Amazon announced it would begin collecting taxes on purchases in the state.

Sources: Wal-Mart to Combine Buys for Online, In-Store Inventory

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 2/14/2017 7:37 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will combine its own buying for products sold at its stores with purchases it makes for its website — a significant move to stamp out duplicate efforts as it fights Amazon.

New Bill Would Earmark Amazon Sales Tax for More Cuts

by Ibby Caputo, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 2/14/2017 6:51 am

Last week, Amazon announced it planned to voluntarily collect sales tax in Arkansas starting in March. Now, a bill filed in the House seeks to dedicate that revenue to reducing income tax.

Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Taxes in Arkansas in March

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/10/2017 11:20 am

Amazon says it will begin collecting sales taxes on purchases in Arkansas, a move that lawmakers have said could bring millions in additional revenue to the state.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Forcing Amazon to Collect Taxes

by Associated Press 2/6/2017 4:36 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved a bill aimed at forcing Amazon to begin collecting state sales taxes, a plan backed by Wal-Mart and lawmakers who say the state is missing out on $100 million in revenue.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Aimed at Forcing Amazon to Collect Sales Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/1/2017 12:53 pm

An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced a proposal aimed at forcing Amazon to begin collecting state sales taxes, as lawmakers eye potential revenue from the e-commerce giant to pay for more tax cuts in two years.

Taking on Amazon Prime, Wal-Mart Opts for Free, Faster Shipping

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 1/31/2017 6:58 am

Wal-Mart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and faster delivery as it hopes to answer Amazon's powerful Prime membership success.

Level the Playing Field (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/23/2017 12:00 am

An injustice is being done to retailers in Arkansas, the local mom-and-pop enterprises that bring life to any town’s Main Street, an injustice that also hurts local government. That is the inability of states to collect sales taxes on online purchases.

Run-DMC Founder Sues Wal-Mart, Amazon

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 12/30/2016 8:28 am

A founder of Run-DMC on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of selling a wide variety of clothing and accessories bearing the pioneering rap group's name without permission.

Alexa a Witness to Murder? In Bentonville, Prosecutors Seek Amazon Echo Data

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 12/29/2016 6:54 am

Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man whose body was found in a hot tub want to expand the probe to include a new kind of evidence: any comments overheard by the suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker.

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