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America's Car-Mart Inc. announced the opening of its 144th dealership. The dealership is located in Brunswick, Ga.

This marks the company’s eighth dealership in Georgia and the third new dealership opening for fiscal 2016. The Brunswick dealership will be managed by Sabrina Kirkland.

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:58pm

Arkansas revenue collections hit a minor blip in September as general tax revenues were slightly below a year ago, but Arkansas is still in good stead with tax coffers up more than $15.1 million or 3% above forecast, state revenue officials said.

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:03pm

Springdale-based NanoMech has recently launched its own transport division to address the trucking and railroad industry requirements for increased sustainability, performance, reliability and efficiency.

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:35pm

Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer on Friday (Oct. 2) announced broad personnel and strategy changes that include nine top level organizational moves for the club division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:33pm

Wal-Mart Stores CEO Doug McMillon on Friday announced 450 corporate job cuts at the home office in Bentonville. The cuts have been rumored for several weeks, with McMillon noting in an e-mail to all employees that the cuts allow the home office to “move with speed and purpose.”

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:30am

Rockline Industries and Wal-Mart Stores announced a re-shoring effort that creates 50 jobs and brings production of facial wipes from Germany and Italy to Rockline’s Springdale manufacturing facility. The celebration with both companies and area dignitaries was held Thursday (Oct.

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:17pm

In recent months Walmart Stores has made a big effort toward introducing expanded baby departments in select supercenter and neighborhood market stores.

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:50am

FORT SMITH – The owners of Talk Business & Politics and The City Wire have agreed to merge their two media companies into a new entity that will become a statewide platform providing reporting and analysis on business and political news.

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:02am

If you’re attacked by a turkey today, Arkansas medical providers will submit claims under one set of codes. If it happens tomorrow, they’ll use a different set – if they’re ready.

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 7:19pm

The number of employed in the Fort Smith metro during August took a slight dip compared to July, but was up almost 2% compared to August 2014. Also, the number of unemployed fell by more than 500 in the year-over-year comparison.

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 7:02pm

The Northwest Arkansas job market in August fell back compared to July, but continues to show healthy year-over-year gains, with the number of employed up more than 4%.

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 6:57pm

United Technologies, doing business as Pratt & Whitney, was on Wednesday (Sept. 30) awarded an $11.347 million contract to remanufacture a rear engine turbine case. Such cases are part of engines used on the F-15 and F-16 fighter jets and certain unmanned air combat vehicles.

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 5:57pm

After posting wide variations for the past three reporting months, city of Fort Smith sales tax revenue moderated in the August report to a 2.29% gain for city sales taxes and a 2.84% gain for the city’s portion of a countywide tax collection.

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 5:30pm

Jesse Core has been on the fast track with his Springdale-based Core Brewery & Distillery. He took the beer-making hobby seriously and has turned it into a thriving business over the past four years.

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:17pm

Areas on both sides of Pleasant Grove Road have grown in recent months with the opening of Whataburger in August and the $3.6 million Burlington Coat Factory in the next few weeks. And that’s the really short list of what is planned for the area.

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:21pm

The recent Skyline Report conducted by the University of Arkansas Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) found there were 27,850 lots available in the 381 active subdivisions identified by Skyline Report researchers in the first half of 2015.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 7:44pm

Orange and white barrels and cones have become a way of life across Northwest Arkansas, including major street projects in Fayetteville and Springdale.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 6:00pm

Wal-Mart has made several new changes to its in-store supply chain operations over recent weeks as the retailer gears up to rollout its grocery pickup option in more cities across the country.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:20pm

Van Buren-based USA Truck announced Tuesday (Sept. 29) that Martin Tewari will be president of trucking effective Sept. 30. The position is new to the trucking and logistics company.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:47pm

Consumers and businesses in the Fort Smith metro area socked away more than $4.312 billion in 20 area banks across the region as of June 30, 2015.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:37pm


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