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How Others See Us (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/2/2015 12:00 am

Right now Arkansas is getting attention from big businesses, and not in a good way. SB202, which became law last week without Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s signature, is called the Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act and its supposed purpose was to keep different cities in Arkansas from confusing companies by providing legal protection from discrimination for different classes of employees. Its real purpose and effect, of course, was to prevent any city from protecting homosexuals from workplace discrimination the way Fayetteville tried, unsuccessfully, to do.

Hutchinson Straddles Issue with Unsigned Law (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/1/2015 1:43 pm

By letting a measure become law without his signature to prohibit local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is straddling the debate over a proposal being cast as endorsing bias against gays and lesbians.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Talks Workers, Customers, Critics

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 2/26/2015 7:00 am

In this Associated Press exclusive, Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon talks about worker pay and training increases, the fallout from the Bangladesh disaster and other issues that are affecting the world's largest retailer.

Arkansas Panel Rejects 'Conscience-Protection' on 3-3 Vote

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 1:25 pm

A "conscience-protection" proposal that critics say is an attempt to sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians has failed before an Arkansas legislative panel.

Wal-Mart Criticizes 'Conscience Protection' Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2015 7:00 am

Wal-Mart on Tuesday criticized a "conscience protection" measure in the retail giant's home state that opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also expressed concerns about the legislation.

Wal-Mart Opposes Arkansas Law Some See as Allowing LGBT Bias

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 7:38 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it opposes a new law in its home state of Arkansas to ban cities and counties from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Floating All Boats (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/23/2015 12:00 am

For Wal-Mart, a retailer with razor-thin margins, to raise the pay of so many people to a level significantly higher than the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 means many things.

Wal-Mart Battles Manhattan Church Concerned About Firearm Sales

by Mark Friedman 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has asked the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to toss out a ruling that would force the retailer to let shareholders vote on a proposal from a Manhattan Episcopal church concerned about firearm sales.

Wal-Mart Beats 4Q Profit Forecasts

by Associated Press 2/19/2015 7:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $4.97 billion.

Wal-Mart to Give Nearly 40 Percent of US Workers Pay Raises

by Associated Press 2/19/2015 7:39 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs.

Feds Say Wal-Mart Was Biased Against Lesbians

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 5:44 pm

A federal agency says Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights.

Wal-Mart Driver Appeals in Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 9:42 am

A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to reconsider her decision not to delay Morgan's lawsuit against the company.

Mexico, Wal-Mart Act to Improve Farmworkers' Lives

by Associated Press 2/16/2015 11:09 am

Wal-Mart, meanwhile, separately announced that it was reminding its in-house buyers to purchase produce only from farms that meet its standards of adequate treatment of workers

Wal-Mart Driver Loses Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 1:27 pm

A federal judge has ruled against a Wal-Mart driver involved in a crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several others.

Wal-Mart Cuts About 50 Positions at Bentonville Headquarters

by Associated Press 1/29/2015 7:08 am

Wal-Mart has announced it will cut about 50 positions at its company headquarters in Bentonville. In a statement, the retailer said it's common for individual departments to make adjustments around February, the start of the company's fiscal year.

Family of Comedian Killed in Wal-Mart Crash Settles Claim

by Associated Press 1/22/2015 7:36 am

The family of James McNair, a comedian killed in a New Jersey Turnpike crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer, has settled a wrongful-death claim with Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart Launches Cash Pickup Option for Tax Refunds

by Associated Press 1/20/2015 1:13 pm

Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at about 3,000 stores nationwide.

Transportation Companies in Arkansas Put Focus on Drivers' Health Into Maximum Overdrive

by Marty Cook 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health revealed that long-haul drivers are twice as likely to smoke or be obese as the average working adult. Drivers also were more likely to have risk factors that could lead to chronic diseases.

Urgent Care Walk-in Clinics Expanding in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Doctors, retailers and hospitals have been opening urgent care facilities or walk-in clinics to lure patients with non-life-threatening injuries away from hospital emergency rooms in a trend that has been slow to arrive in Arkansas.

Enrique Ostalé Named CEO of Wal-Mart in Central America

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2014 10:42 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville said Friday that Enrique Ostalé will be president and CEO of Walmart de México y Centroamérica, replacing Scot Rank, who is leaving the company.