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Walmart Purchases Lot for $3.1 Million (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville paid $3.1 million for 4.66 acres on SE Walton Boulevard. read more >
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$115M Trade Secrets Case Now Favors WalmartLock Icon

A federal judge has ordered a new trial in the trade secrets case against Walmart Inc. read more >
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Opioid Fight: Walmart Wins a Round in Insurance Claim BattleLock Icon

Benton County Circuit Court Judge John R. Scott ordered AIG entities to defend Walmart against opioid lawsuits. read more >
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Arkansas Contractors Forecast Trends, ConcernsLock Icon

Business remains good for Arkansas’ commercial contractors, but high interest rates and costs cause concern. read more >
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Walmart Attracts More Shoppers Seeking to Cut Spending in Q3

Walmart extends its streak of strong quarterly gains heading into the holiday season as its low-prices attract shoppers seeking deals in a tough economic environment. read more >
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NWA Tech Summit Celebrates 10 Years

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit drew a record crowd for its 10th conference last week at the Rogers Convention Center. read more >
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Walmart, P&G Golf Championship Sets 2024 Dates

The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G will return to Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers next year, from Sept. 23-29, organizers said. read more >
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Walmart Puts $9B Toward 2-Year Store Remodeling Effort

Walmart Inc. is rolling out a half-billion dollars worth of upgrades to many of its discount stores this week, part of a two-year, $9 billion program to improve its Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets. read more >
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Walmart Expands Health Coverage for Employees Who Want Doulas During Pregnancy

Walmart is expanding its health care coverage for employees who want to use a doula, a person trained to assist women during pregnancies. read more >
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Public Pensions, Private Equity: ATRS and APERS Exceed Targets with Diverse InvestmentsLock Icon

Both systems, the state’s largest pension funds, exceeded their goals for returns after a dismal fiscal 2022, and both also have new leaders fresh out of state agencies. read more >
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Alisa Kelly Promoted to Senior VP & Director of Audit at Chambers Bank (Movers & Shakers)

She has 22 years of bank accounting experience and has served as the controller for the bank since 2013. read more >
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USL Arkansas Scores Big: Bringing Pro Soccer to NWA in 2026

The teams don’t have names, the ownership group isn’t finalized and designs for the new stadium in Rogers haven’t been completed, but USL Arkansas aims to bring soccer to northwest Arkansas in 2026. read more >

West Memphis Industrial Renaissance: Surge Sparks Optimism for Economic Development

Scouts for a cold storage warehouse, solar panel manufacturing, electric vehicle-related production and a couple of chemical plants are taking lingering looks at the possibilities of setting up shop in the city. read more >
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Execs’ Personal Use of Company Planes on the Rise

John Tyson’s use of Tyson Foods Inc.’s corporate jet for personal travel cost the Springdale protein producer $1.4 million in its fiscal year that end read more >
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Walmart, Dillard’s Execs Top List of Highest Pay

Walmart Inc. executives, followed by Dillard's Inc. dominated this week’s list of public company executives ranked by total compensation. read more >
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NWA Leaders Seek to Boost Local Workforce

Several nonprofits and schools are working to recruit and train local students with the hopes of helping them build a career. read more >
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A Blueprint for Regional Success (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Other areas of Arkansas can adopt the Northwest Arkansas Council’s approach to advancing its region. read more >
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Walmart Moves Further Into Health Care

Walmart Inc. last month announced it was increasing the pay of its more than 7,000 pharmacists and opticians. read more >
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Amazeum Plans Expansion With Scott Family’s $10M Donation

When the museum opened in July 2015, expectations were for it to receive 1 million visitors by this summer. Instead, it's closer to 2 million visitors. read more >
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Walmart Remains Shopper’s Friend (Editorial)

The retailer’s longtime commitment to low prices is winning the business of inflation-weary consumers. read more >