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Northwest Arkansas’ Most Expensive Home Sales of 2017Lock Icon

Of the 19 homes sold for $1 million or more in Washington and Benton counties in 2017, 11 were in the gated golf course community of Pinnacle Country Club. read more >
Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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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 >
Former UA Chancellor G. David Gearhart and his brother, Wal-Mart Executive Vice President Jeffrey J. Gearhart.
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Wal-Mart Reveals $1.9M Paid to UA in FY 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its proxy statement last week that it paid about $1.9 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer’s fiscal year that ended Jan. 31. read more >
Judy McReynolds
Public Companies / Transportation

Women’s Forum of New York Honors ArcBest, Others for Women on Boards of Directors

The Women's Forum of New York on Thursday honored ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith and other companies for having at least 20 percent female representation on their boards of directors. read more >
Headquarters of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville
Investments / Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $19.4M Pay Package

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation fall 24.2 percent to $19.4 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year. read more >
Wal-Mart said it will start paying its U.S. workers at least $9 an hour this month and $10 next year.
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Wal-Mart Sets Off Minimum Wage Race

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. read more >
Kathy Deck
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Report: Northwest Arkansas Job Growth Ahead of Peers

Northwest Arkansas job growth easily beat its peer regions, the state and the nation this past year, according to a report released Thursday by the University of Arkansas. read more >
Rosalind Brewer was named the co-chair of the Northwest Arkansas Council for 2014-15 on Wednesday.
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Rosalind Brewer Becomes Northwest Arkansas Council Co-Chair

Rosalind Brewer, president and CEO of Sam's Club, has take over as co-chair of the Northwest Arkansas Council for 2014-15. She takes over for one of the council's founding members, Mark Simmons, who is also chairman of Simmons Foods in Siloam Springs. Simmons served as co-chair since June 2013. read more >
Wal-Mart's board of directors has elected Doug McMillon as the company's next CEO.
Investments / Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Gets $25.6M Pay Package

C. Douglas McMillon, who became the president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville on Feb. 1, saw his total compensation skyrocket 168 percent to $25.6 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 as compared with the previous year. read more >
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2 Wal-Mart Executives Among Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’

Rosalind Brewer, CEO and president of Sam's Club, and Gisel Ruiz, executive vice president and COO of Wal-Mart U.S., have been named among Fortune magazine's 50 "More Powerful Women in Business." read more >
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Wal-Mart E-Commerce Growth Won’t Include Grocery; Veterans Program Sees 13,000 Applicants In 10 Days

Wal-Mart continues to grow its efforts in e-commerce, but the retailer has no current plans to expand its domestic online operations for grocery. Also: Within the first 10 days of Wal-Mart’s initiative to hire veterans, about 13,000 applications were submitted. read more >
Wal-Mart's Global Responsibility Report
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Fortune: Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Plans Coming to Fruition

Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer says shoppers soon will begin seeing the benefits of Wal-Mart's sustainability goals. read more >
3. Wal-Mart CEO Michael Duke assured shareholders that the retailer was “doing everything we can to get to the bottom” of allegations that the company had violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 
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Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke Earned $21 Million Last Year

Michael T. Duke saw his total compensation increase 14.1 percent to $20.7 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31, plus he exercised options worth $7.1 million. read more >
Rosalind Brewer
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Women of Influence: 10 Leaders Who Make Arkansas Strong

Business and politics in Arkansas and elsewhere are still dominated by men, and that fact is evident in the pages of Arkansas Business. Three years ago, we decided to make a special effort to highlight the fact that there are indeed “Women of Influence” in our midst, and in this issue we again set out to recognize 10 different women. read more >
Rosalind Brewer

Rosalind Brewer: Rising Star in Wal-Mart

Sam's Club President and CEO Rosalind Brewer is not shy about her plans for Sam’s Club, which generated $53 billion in revenue last year: Brewer wants to see Sam’s Club sales reach $80 billion to $100 billion. read more >

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World’s Largest Retailer

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go. read more >