Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

August 29, 2016

25 Years After the Arkansas Gazette's Closing, Veterans Consider Consequences

25 Years After the Arkansas Gazette's Closing, Veterans Consider Consequences
Vince Palermo

The last shot between the Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Democrat was fired nearly 25 years ago when the Gazette, the oldest business in the state, was shut down after 172 years and its assets were sold to its rival. read more >

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state. read more >

Report Examines Trends in CEO Pay

In 2015, the chief executive officers in the largest companies in the United States earned an average of $15.5 million, 276 times the annual average pay of the typical worker, according to the Economic Policy Institute. read more >

Real Deals

A look at important real estate deals & transactions in Pulaski County.

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NWA Real Deals

A look at important real estate deals & transactions in Washington and Benton Counties.

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This Week's List

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state. read more >


Executive Q&A

Even With Internet, Nate Coulter Sees Long Shelf Life for Libraries

Even With Internet, Nate Coulter Sees Long Shelf Life for Libraries

Nate Coulter was named executive director of the Central Arkansas Library System in December, replacing Bobby Roberts, who retired in March. read more >

Spotlight: Executive Compensation

Report Examines Trends in CEO Pay

Report Examines Trends in CEO Pay

In 2015, the chief executive officers in the largest companies in the United States earned an average of $15.5 million, 276 times the annual average pay of the typical worker, according to the Economic Policy Institute. read more >

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Something to Chew On (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Something to Chew On (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

After finding an unexpected gob of chewing gum in her movie popcorn, a Little Rock film patron found more surprises in the theater chain's reaction to her complaint. read more >

The Story Behind Storytelling for Business (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

The Story Behind Storytelling for Business (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

We are all hearing more about the power of storytelling when it comes to marketing our products, services, ideas and even ourselves. Now, research at the neurochemical level is revealing how stories affect activity in our brains. read more >

It Takes a Village II (Editorial)

It Takes a Village II (Editorial)

This week we praise the joint effort — even if neither coordinated nor fully intentional — of local media outlets to shed light on a puzzling situation involving the award of a $159 million state contract to an Indiana company. read more >