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UK Regulators Block Sale of Walmart's Asda Unit to Competitor
An Asda Superstore in Hartlepool, England.

UK Regulators Block Sale of Walmart's Asda Unit to Competitor

by Associated Press – 13 hours ago

British regulators blocked Sainsbury's $9.4 billion purchase of Walmart's Asda unit on Thursday amid concerns the deal would have increased prices and reduced the quality and range of products available. For Walmart, it's another setback in its effort to export its low-price strategy around the world.

Walmart Experiments with AI to Monitor Stores in Real Time

Walmart Experiments with AI to Monitor Stores in Real Time
13 hours ago

Walmart, facing fierce competition from Amazon and other online retailers, is experimenting with digitizing its physical stores to manage them more efficiently, keep costs under control and make the shopping experience more pleasant.


Booming Economy in NWA Fuels Area's Private Aviation

Booming Economy in NWA Fuels Area's Private Aviation This article is available only in print.

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It doesn't take a numbers guru to know that things are adding up for the Fayetteville Executive Airport at Drake Field. Summer Fallen, the airport service manager, says the airport has felt the positive effects of a strong economy in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana's Less Taboo Cousin

Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana's Less Taboo Cousin

Health Care

Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn't cause a high. read more >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

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The Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will present its regular Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16 in Fayetteville. read more >

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

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Pinpointing legally permissible real estate for the state's first medical cannabis enterprises after a 2016 legalization vote was like plunging into the haystack to find the perfect spot for a needle, those involved in the process say. read more >

Tempus Realty Savors Home-Run Investment

Tempus Realty Savors Home-Run Investment

Technology & Telecom

After putting together a portfolio of 14 commercial properties during the past three years, Little Rock's Tempus Realty Partners cashed out of its first deal. The transaction was a doozy. read more >

In Nike's Shoes (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

In Nike's Shoes (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

Opinion

When you think about Nike, which phrases or messages come to mind? How about “His shoe broke”? That one came from Barack Obama, in a spontaneous moment while in the crowd watching a basketball game. read more >