Oaklawn Plans $100M Expansion, High-Rise Hotel, More Casino Space

Oaklawn Plans $100M Expansion, High-Rise Hotel, More Casino Space
Aerial view of the $100 million expansion Oaklawn plans to begin after the 2019 racing season. Rendering by HBG Design of Memphis.

Less than two weeks after voters approved casino gambling in Arkansas, Oaklawn Racing and Gaming on Monday announced a $100 million expansion that will include a 200-room high-rise hotel, a 14,000-SF event center and 28,000 SF of new gaming space.
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Dillard's Expecting a Happy Holiday

Dillard's Expecting a Happy Holiday This article is available only in print.

Dillard's is looking toward the holiday season, when department stores generate about 25 percent of their total annual sales. Retail analysts expect Dillard's and other retailers should have a season of good cheer.
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Shorter Public Companies List Reveals Top, Median Pay

Shorter Public Companies List Reveals Top, Median Pay

Much about this year's rankings of public companies and their highest-paid executives by total compensation is typical. But there is something new: data on the median employee compensation of most of the state's publicly traded companies.
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The List Public Companies Executive Compensation

Ranked by total compensation in 2017. Includes salary or cash compensation, stock options, stock awards, bonus pay, other compensation and company net income.

Rank Name Company 2017 Compensation Calculation
1 McMillon, Doug Walmart Inc. 22,791,276
2 Jenkins, Roger W. Murphy Oil Corp. 12,990,075
3 Furner , John R. Walmart Inc. 12,876,788
4 Foran, Gregory S. Walmart Inc. 11,017,752
5 Tyson, John H. Tyson Foods Inc. 10,453,801

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Courtney Pledger Promises AETN's Contributions to Arkansas Culture Will Continue

Courtney Pledger, the executive director of AETN, details the network's plans to focus on Arkansas content and Arkansas stories.