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The bank concentration in Benton and Washington counties is one of the highest in the nation, with 180 branches operated by 31 different banks in the growing region of 500,000 residents.

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:54pm

Criticism of Walmart U.S. stores was pointed during a conference Wednesday in New York City.

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:40pm

The Walmart Foundation awarded a $693,750 grant to Mercy’s Behavioral Health Services. The money will be used to fund additional staffing and program ramp up.

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:43pm

Tyson Foods made a $55,000 grant to the Samaritan Community Center in Springdale that will go toward its SnackPacks for Kids program. 

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:27pm

Home sales in Arkansas’ four largest markets were up 5.78% in February after falling 2.5% in January, and the number of homes sold during the first two months of 2015 in the four markets totaled 2,691, up 2.44% compared to the same period in 2014.

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 5:02pm

Tyson Foods and workers at its Emporia, Kan., beef packing facility have reached a preliminary settlement regarding overtime pay dating back to 2006, according to federal court records.

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:52pm

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs has found a home in a business application for a company called Holistic Product Group, which prides itself in nurturing a concept or idea through the stages of development to land on a shelf in Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club or other major retailer.

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:08pm

Jeff Amerine describes himself as a startup junkie, hence the name of his consulting firm on the square in Fayetteville – Startup Junkie Consulting.

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 2:33pm

Alumnus William T. Dillard II and philanthropist Johnelle DeBusk Hunt will be recognized as Chancellor’s Medal recipients at the University of Arkansas Towers of Old Main event on April 10.

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:36pm

Whether online or in-store, 82% of U.S. consumers say they expect a retailer’s prices to be the same when they are shopping, according to a survey of shoppers and 32 top retailers by marketing group Accenture.

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:50pm

The bankruptcy trustee of Quantum Foods, a former Tyson Foods customer, is suing the Springdale-based meat company to recover $25.7 million. The trustee claims the money was a preferential debt repayment made to certain creditors within 90 days before filing for bankruptcy.

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:18pm

Tyson Foods announced the closure of a poultry processing facility in Buena Vista, Ga., and discontinuation of the third shift at its Dawson, Ga., plant as it works to streamline efficiencies and retool itself to changing consumer demands.

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:01pm

Walmart will hire up to 95 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this summer in Bentonville located along N. Walton Boulevard. A temporary hiring center has opened at Walmart’s Corporate Office at 203 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., in Bentonville.

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:31pm

Despite bird flu implications in Tyson Foods’ home state of Arkansas, Wall Street analysts with Stephens Inc. have raised their fiscal second-quarter earnings forecast for the Springdale-based meat giant.

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:31pm

An estimated year-over-year gain of 8,700 jobs in Arkansas’ tourism sector and 7,200 jobs gained in the trade, transportation and utilities sector pushed the state’s February jobless rate down to 5.5% – a rate not seen since August 2008.

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:42am

The business of exports is not without its challenges given regulatory hurdles, rising value of the U.S. dollar and Congressional inaction with respect to Free Trade Agreements proposed with the European Union and Asia Pacific. 

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 1:56pm

Fort Smith tax collections have struggled in recent years to post strong gains and two years of gains. But the first two reporting months of 2015 indicate that city revenue could in 2015 build off the 3.24% gain posted in 2014.

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 8:33pm

P.A.M Transportation Services Inc. doled out hefty discretionary bonuses and a 3% annual pay boost to the salaries of CEO Daniel Cushman and Chief Financial Officer Allen West in 2014, according to the carrier’s annual Proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 8:28pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will turn to the Sunshine State for his new director of economic development.

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 6:17pm

Whether consumers plan to don their Sunday best or play Easter Bunny for the kids, some 80% of Americans said they plan to celebrate the Easter holiday this year by doling out an average $140.62 per person, up 2.3% from a year ago.

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:55pm

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