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Endeavor Foundation announced Thursday (Dec.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:14pm

Museum curators knew they had a winner on their hands early on with the State of the Art: Discovering American Art exhibit. Crystal Bridges reports more than 127,000 visitors have graced its doors to view the diverse works since first displayed Sept. 13.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:02pm

Wal-Mart announced Thursday (Dec. 18) that it will implement enhanced poultry safety measures for suppliers designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:42pm

A private group of Fort Smith investors has helped recruit to Fort Smith an advanced manufacturing company created through a Fayetteville-based venture firm that has plans to be operational by 2017 and employ around 100 workers – to include scientists – by 2019.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:27am

The good vibes that Arkansas and U.S. consumers are getting from lower pump prices this holiday season will also make for hectic highways and busy airports as Americans with more disposable income plan getaways for Christmas, AAA officials said Wednesday.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:36am

Springdale, the city in the middle of a hot Northwest Arkansas economy, has been somewhat the laggard in retail and commercial growth across the two-county region. But times are changing. More red dirt is being unearthed thanks to a surge in private and public ventures.

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:40pm

Wal-Mart is reportedly mulling a purchase of Nook from Barnes and Nobles as the Bentonville-based retailer continues to explore ways to expand its footprint and service offerings against Amazon.

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:17pm

More road construction is on tap for Springdale. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department agreed Wednesday (Dec. 17) to pay nearly $101 million for the construction of the first section of the U.S. 412 Bypass of Springdale.

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:07pm

While not broad, improvements in employment, sales tax collections and tourism sector employment helped push positive economic trends during the third quarter of 2014 for Arkansas’ three largest metro areas.

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:53pm

Washington Regional Medical Center has been recognized by VHA Inc., a national healthcare network, for outstanding clinical performance.

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:21pm

It was a big dollar, big decision night for the Fort Smith Board of Directors.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:26pm

Walmart’s private label grocery and consumable products continues to offer substantial savings for consumers watching every dime they spend, according to a recent pricing survey completed by Raymond James & Associates.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:06pm

Enplanement traffic at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) likely broke a new annual enplanement record on Dec. 5, and could end the year with around 640,000 enplanements.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:43pm

Doug Babb, CEO of Fort Smith-based Cooper Clinic, one of the largest physician-owned medical groups in Arkansas, is stepping down at the end of 2014. His more than seven-year run as the clinic’s chief came during a time of significant change in the regional medical community.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:25pm

A slate of five chamber of commerce members has been selected to serve on the Springdale Chamber Board of Directors beginning Jan. 1. The five members in good standing who received the most votes are:
Rick Barrows - Multi-Craft Contractors

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:50pm

NorthWest Arkansas Community College will soon have another special topics course to add to its repertoire. The course, titled “Science Fiction as Literature,” will be instructed by Timothy McGinn and offered during the spring semester, which begins Jan. 12.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:29pm

Wachter Inc., a provider of electrical, data, communications, automation and other building systems to Wal-Mart Stores and other business, announced the expansion of its facility in Lowell.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:07pm

The new North Street Clinic on the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus in Fayetteville said it will offer chronic disease management for type 2 diabetes. The clinic is open on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:59pm

Consumers in Arkansas report having less existing mortgage debt and higher overall savings rates than their neighbors in Missouri and Oklahoma, according to the third phase of the Arvest Bank’s Consumer Sentiment Survey completed for the fall of 2014.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:11pm

Wal-Mart Stores, the nation’s largest private employer, was hit with a $188 million order this week by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over failure to allow workers their full meal and rest breaks.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:58pm


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