A legislative delay of new hours-of-service rules is being sought by the U.S. trucking industry, but the head of Arkansas’ trucking industry says the legislative effort will not work and rising shipping costs resulting from the new rules may be the only path to regulatory relief.
Most people would not believe it if someone told them they made a living selling used items on eBay. But for one Northwest Arkansas company, selling merchandise on the popular auction site has turned into a major business.
The ambitious effort to expand broadband capability in Arkansas public schools moved forward on Tuesday (Dec. 3) as two working groups accepted an engineering report and recommended the state proceed with a potential public-private partnership.
Serving on the Wal-Mart Stores Board of Directors pays a handsome amount, but it’s not without some hazards as the retail giant is regularly a target for protestors from various union-sponsored groups.
Building permits in Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren were a combined $5.944 million for the month of November, a drop of 64.82% from the same month last year when permits totaled $16.899 across the three cities.
As more Wal-Mart suppliers and third-party service firms are hanging shingles in Northwest Arkansas, real estate experts and retail insiders around Bentonville say the commercial office space market is tightening.
It’s been five years since the U.S. Treasury Department threw out a life line to banks as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program in an effort to stabilize the wobbly economy, shore up bank balance sheets and spur lending.
It’s been a good year for home builders across Northwest Arkansas, but the residential construction pace in the region’s four largest cities continues to taper with a 15% reduction in the number of new home starts in October compared to a year ago.
That traditional Thanksgiving dinner will cost a little less year thanks to lower turkey and milk prices, according to the Arkansas Farm Bureau. But before the feast can be digested, retailers promise to deliver a huge helping of pre-Black Friday bargains.
Retail analysts lined up Monday morning (Nov. 25) to assess what might be behind Wal-Mart’s decision to appoint Doug McMillon as its CEO and discuss their thoughts on what to expect next at the retail giant.