If you’re determined to read only about clear signs of economic growth, you’d be well advised to avoid the American Trucking Associations’ freight index and the Cass Freight Index that measures North American shipments.
It seems to be the subject that few want to talk about, yet behind the scenes retailers actively pursue means to protect their assets from theft and damage coming from a variety of sources including their own employees.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is being taken to task by institutional shareholders this week in a Delaware Chancery Court in Wilmington. Round one went in the favor of the investors, according to Bloomberg News covering the court proceedings.
Tyson Foods Inc. held a military summit on Monday (May 20) during which recently separated soldiers toured the company and interviewed for jobs. The summit is part of the company’s commitment to expand its military hiring efforts, according to the release.
The Northwest Arkansas StartUp Cup is launching its 2013 competition, organizers announced recently. There will be several changes to the second year of the competition as organizers fine-tune the process.
Tyson Foods has formed an independent farm animal well-being advisory panel to provide guidance to the company's FarmCheck program, an initiative designed to ensure responsible care and over well-being of farm animals.
Business and government leaders across Arkansas say the challenges in the Internet Age present opportunities for success and failures. Navigating the rapidly changing landscape may be the highest hurdle to overcome.
About 160 Teamster local union reps on Monday (May 20) unanimously endorsed a tentative labor contract between the union and ABF Freight System that includes an immediate 7% wage reduction that is recovered by the fifth year of the contract.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has a business to run and the lawsuit the retailer filed in Benton County Circuit Court last week is a step to protect that enterprise, its customers and employees from protest distractions, the company told The City Wire on Monday (May 20).
Several sources have told The City Wire that as many as 60 people have been laid off at Golden Living’s administrative center in Fort Smith, with the company acknowledging only that employment has been “appropriately aligned” at the facility.
Wal-Mart launched a new state initiative called “Arkansas’ Own” to promote Arkansas vendors doing business with the retail giant and to encourage more shoppers to buy local products made in the Natural State.
It’s certainly not a popular move with potentially hundreds of employees in the Fort Smith region, but officials with Rheem and Arkansas Best Corp. recently said they will close their defined benefit pension plans.
Documents reviewed by The City Wire show Fort Smith city officials knew about Whirlpool's plan to request a groundwater well ban as early as June of last year and that Whirlpool may not have been forthcoming with the city or the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality about its requ