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On the day when the Port of Fort Smith officially opened its new railroad tracks to the public, its operator was full of thankfulness for the grant the port received from the state of Arkansas to replace aging rail lines.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:57pm

Arkansas is known as being a large exporter of farm-raised goods, such as rice and soybeans.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:08pm

Summit Medical Center has earned a Silver Hospital Quality Excellence Award from the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:28pm

No one likely envies the task of Benton County Circuit Judge John Scott as the web of claims and counter suits pile up against H. Dennis Smiley and his former employer, Arvest Bank.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:25pm

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced Thursday (April 23) its board of directors declared a 20-cent per share dividend on its common stock.


The regular quarterly dividend is payable to stockholders of record on May 9 and payable on May 23.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:01pm

Purchase money loans for Arvest Mortgage Company (AMC) grew from $818 million in 2012 to $934 million in 2013, according to a statement from the Northwest Arkansas-based bank.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:59pm

Tontitown-based P.A.M. Transportation continued its rally during the first quarter of 2014. The truckload company reported net profits of $1.356 million on Wednesday (April 23). The truck carrier reversed the first quarter net losses of $456,267 posted in the year-ago period.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:50pm

A new report from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reveals that the retailer has spent $439 million in legal fees and other costs in the past two years associated with investigations of alleged violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:34pm

Students in the El Dorado School District made gains in reading and math since the enactment of the El Dorado Promise as compared to matched peers in similar districts, according to a study released Thursday (April 23) by the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:01am

Former CEO Wal-Mart Mike Duke earned $15.1 million less money in fiscal 2014 than in prior year, but he still collected $5.64 million in compensation as he transitioned into retirement effective Jan. 31.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:06pm

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children of Northwest Arkansas will host its annual Playhouse Palooza Construction Bash on Friday, May 2, at Pratt Place Barn in Fayetteville, Ark. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:00pm

The “stack it high and let it fly” days of Sam Walton are definitely retail history.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:08pm

The four largest cities in Northwest Arkansas reported collecting $4.31 million in sales tax revenue last month, up 8.61% from the April 2013 report. Sales taxes received in April reflects sales tax collected in February.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:31pm

The Board of Directors of Fort Smith-based Arkansas Best Corp. have authorized a quarterly cash dividend of 3 cents per share payable May 21 to shareholders of record on May 7.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:02pm

A recent Gallup poll exploring workplace satisfaction has ranked Fort Smith as the fifth most content workforce in the United States, while the Northwest Arkansas workforce failed to rank.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:24pm

The Environmental Defense Fund said it is working closely with Wal-Mart Stores and its suppliers to reduce the number of toxic chemicals used in everyday household products.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:00am

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $3.5 million contract to Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc. to develop a high-temperature silicon carbide power module for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:39am

Doug Oliver has been named senior executive director of Clarity Pointe Fayetteville.

Clarity Pointe Fayetteville is the first free-standing assisted living community in Northwest Arkansas focused entirely on the care and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:36am

Graduate NWA will conduct two financial aid workshops as the program continues to reach out to adults interested in returning to school to complete their education.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:55pm

With a population on the brink of 500,000, Benton and Washington counties grew beyond their infrastructure long ago.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:49pm

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