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Employees at Wal-Mart, Sam's Raise $1.3M for Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2015 10:55 am

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville raised nearly $1.3 million for Arkansas Children's Hospital, according to the hospital's foundation.

Jonathan Dismang: Process Surrounding Religion Law Not 'Pretty'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/7/2015 10:02 am

Arkansas' Senate president said Tuesday he didn't like the process surrounding the last-minute revamping of a religious objections measure that was initially criticized as anti-gay, but said he believed the compromise law offers more certainty for both sides of the debate.

Wal-Mart Sets Off Minimum Wage Race

by Mark Friedman 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Store Inc.’s announcement in February that it would start paying employees $9 an hour this year and $10 in 2016 touched off a minimum wage arms race.

Wal-Mart Commends Asa Hutchinson for Work on HB1228

by Lance Turner 4/1/2015 2:59 pm

Today, following Asa Hutchinson's request that the Legislature recall and rework HB1228, Wal-Mart praised the governor and legislative leaders.

Wal-Mart Seeks Assist From Suppliers to Lower Prices

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 4/1/2015 1:10 pm

Wal-Mart is asking suppliers to cut back on advertising spending in its stores as it seeks lower prices on goods that it sells to its own customers.

Wal-Mart Is Now Calling for a Veto of HB1228

by Lance Turner 3/31/2015 5:53 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville had previously expressed its displeasure with HB1228. But Tuesday afternoon, CEO Doug McMillon called on Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto the bill.

Indiana Officials Look to Stem Fallout From Religious Objections Law

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 4:38 pm

The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout.

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Redman & Associates' Lawsuit Against Sales Chief

by Marty Cook 3/19/2015 9:45 am

A federal judge denied a Chinese toy manufacturer's partial motion to dismiss four counts in a $40 million lawsuit filed against it by a Rogers company.

Advanced Tech Tools Optimize Savings, Efficiency in Trucking

by Marty Cook 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Trucking companies have come a long way from T-cards and pay phones. Today's drivers have GPS, USB ports, instant messaging, and in some cases, their own company meteorologists as tools to get from one checkpoint to the next.

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.

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