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Beef loving consumers continue to shell out more for hamburgers and steaks as retail fresh beef prices rise higher this summer, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:02pm

Karen O’Donohoe has been named director of the Occupational and Life Skills program at NorthWest Arkansas Community College.

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:16am

Wayne Farms, integrated poultry company with a large complex in Danville, withdrew its planned initial public offering that had hoped to raise $250 million. The Oakwood, Ga.,-based company cited unfavorable market conditions that prevented the company from getting the appropriate valuation.

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:04am

Sam’s Club, the warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores, announced a daily discount to its members in a program it calls “Shocking Values”. The daily deals on provide up to 60% off of retail prices on selected brand items.

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:03pm

Ellen Brune, who started a manufacturing company that makes pharmaceutical proteins using a method she helped develop at the University of Arkansas, is one of 18 women in the world who have been selected as finalists for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:32pm

The Walton Arts Center held a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday (June 23) celebrating the $23 million expansion and renovation of the Fayetteville center.  The groundbreaking also kicks off the closing of Walton Arts Center beginning July 1.

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 7:03pm

There will be another party on the 2016 general election ballot, according to information from the Secretary of State’s office Tuesday. The Libertarian Party of Arkansas met the signature requirement for a new party in the state, Secretary of State spokesman Chris Powell said.

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:18pm

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is among a growing number of retailers that said they will remove Confederate flag merchandise from stores and its e-commerce sites in the wake of last week’s shooting rampage in South Carolina.

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 2:44pm

Bear State Financial Inc. announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase a Missouri bank in an all-stock deal that will add $442 million in assets to the fast-growing Little Rock bank’s portfolio.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 6:53pm

A bonus purchase of dark meat chicken recently announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is expected to lift the share prices of Tyson Foods Inc., and its poultry competitor Pilgrim’s Pride, according to Farha Aslam, food analyst with Stephens Inc.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 4:51pm

This week Wal-Mart Stores confirmed it began sending out amended agreements with approximately 10,000 of its suppliers in hopes of better controlling costs.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:13pm

• Cargill teams up Pwc on sustainability efforts
Cargill is linking up with PricewaterhouseCoopers to improve their supply chains and align them with sustainability goals.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 1:53pm

Steve Schotta is stepping down as executive director of the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter and Greg Russell is stepping up from marketing director to fill the position effective July 1.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:16pm

CASA of Northwest Arkansas is launching "Life Long Links" to help older foster youth find families. The program was funded by a $63,495 grant from the Walmart Foundation.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:57am

The Walmart Foundation is giving $15.5 million in grants to seven national nonprofits to support free meal and nutrition education programs this summer and throughout the school year.

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:26am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services will receive $6.362 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to support Arkansas’ efforts to improve reemployment services and to develop innovative job-training programs.

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 1:51pm

Colleen Briney, assistant dean for finance in the College of Engineering, has been named the new associate vice chancellor for business affairs at the University of Arkansas, effective July 1.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:36pm

Madison Martinez, a student at the University of Arkansas, and Lauren Smith, a student at Van Buren High School, will receive a scholarship offered by Gerdau. They are two of only 15 students to receive the scholarship, which is open to the children of Gerdau employees in North America.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:43am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and Startup Junkie Consulting announced Wednesday that they have entered into a collaborative partnership to work with early-stage startup business ventures across the state.

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:10pm

The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas is creating an endowed dean’s chair thanks to a gift of $1.5 million from Palmer and Marie Hotz of Foster City, Calif., and a $2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 9:39am


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