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As part of the review process under Amendment 82, the state’s superproject amendment, lawmakers have received an independent consultant’s analysis of the proposed $87 million Lockheed Martin  Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) bond issue that will be at the center of debate in next week’s specia

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:46pm

It’s been a stellar year for used-car sales evidenced by the explosive growth of Bentonville-based America’s Car-Mart.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:43pm

Monica Kumar has been selected to serve as the new executive director at Downtown Bentonville Inc. (DBI).

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:03pm

The retail sector reported mixed results this week and Bentonville-based Sam’s Club was among the losers – again.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:46pm

Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson, president of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, and Dr. Alan Marble, president of Missouri Southern University in Joplin, recently signed an agreement that will facilitate transfer students taking honors courses at the respective colleges.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:42pm

Banks taking back more homes across the country is the primary reason foreclosure filings rose 9% in April from a year ago. Irvine, Calif.,-based RealtyTrac reports 125,875 U.S.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:09pm

With the completion and opening of the Scott Family Amazeum less than three months away, the organization has ramped up its staff.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:08am

The Walton Arts Center announced a $500,000 gift from Tyson Foods on the heels of like funding from J.B. Hunt Transport last week which is designated for the $23 million fundraising campaign by the nonprofit.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:48pm

Out-of-state students will save $50 per credit hour on tuition at NorthWest Arkansas Community College beginning with the fall 2015 semester.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:36pm

Acxiom Corp. announced that it is getting out of the IT services business as the Little Rock technology company continues to streamline its operations to focus on its core marketing and data services business.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:13pm

Airport traffic in Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith is back on a positive track in April after a March decline.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:07pm

Picasolar Inc., a solar start-up company affiliated with the University of Arkansas, dedicated its new headquarters on Wednesday (May 20) at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:04pm

The changing food segment is too big for Wal-Mart Stores to get wrong. Groceries and consumables comprised 56% of Walmart’s U.S. sales last year. But consumer trends and points of sale continue to change and Walmart U.S.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:13pm

Senior Print Production Manager Greg Shira has been promoted to vice president/production at CJRW.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:49pm

Consumers likely spent 40% of savings from lower gasoline prices on necessities such as groceries and rent, according to a new research from, a publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:09am

Wal-Mart Stores said it is expanding its veterans hiring promise to provide 250,000 jobs to qualified veterans by 2020. The retailer says it has hired more than 92,000 veterans since the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment was launched two years ago on Memorial Day.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:09am

There was no disagreement Tuesday (May 19) on adopting new rules for food trucks in the city, but members of the Fort Smith Board of Directors were not in complete agreement over a change in how the city manages its budget, and hiring associated with the city’s federally-mandated program to impro

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:36pm

Five Arkansas companies received the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade during an awards luncheon held today at the Governor’s Mansion. The award honors companies for their leadership in exporting goods and services throughout the world.

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:56pm

From chicken processors to pork packers the fallout of the recent Avian Influenza outbreak is a concern and worth examining, according to Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist.

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:25pm

Fayetteville-based Startup Junkie Consulting is asking for support to be moved on to the next step for a $100,000 grant from Chase’s Mission Main Street program.

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 6:12pm


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