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People & Business News

Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday (Oct. 1) announced the following appointments:

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:07pm

Retail giant Wal-Mart will face claims that it defrauded shareholders by concealing corruption linked to the ongoing bribery allegations and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act in Mexican business unit. U.S. Judge Susan Hickey signed the dismissal denial order Sept.

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:40am

Retail giant Wal-Mart claims actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and the other passengers involved in the Limo accident with one of its semi trucks were partially to blame because they were not wearing seatbelts.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:01pm

• Coty CEO steps down

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:40am

A new sign may be going up, but the dining experience that has been a staple of Movie Lounge since opening nearly two years ago will go on, just under new branding.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:34pm

River Valley Regional Food Bank has received a $150,000 contribution to assist with receiving retail store donations.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:13pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Kevin Systrom, an entrepreneur, software engineer and co-founder of photo-sharing service Instagram, as a new member to the retailer’s board of directors.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:56am

• Mars announces leadership changes
Mars Food has promoted Fiona Dawson its next president. She has the responsibility for Mars drinks and European multisales. She succeeds Poul Weihrauch, who has been named president of Mars global petcare, effective Jan. 1.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:26pm

After visiting 30 cities and traveling roughly 13,682 miles, the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour is quickly approaching its final destination – Bentonville.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:10pm

Objections were raised at a Sebastian County Election Commission meeting Friday morning (Sept. 26) regarding a poll worker allegedly taking ballots home with her after the Sept. 17 school board election.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:30am

The committee tasked with exploring a three-year trial sanctioned sports program at NorthWest Arkansas Community College met Thursday (Sept. 25) at the community college, but deferred setting a budget until next month.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:54pm

Electrical work will require the temporary closure of Interstate 49 in Benton County near Lowell, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:25am

Springdale was dubbed one of the fastest growing cities in the country between 2008 and 2013, according to a study by WalletHub.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:49pm

Clean Harbors broke ground Tuesday (Sept. 23) on a $100 million incineration plant expansion in El Dorado that could create up to 120 jobs.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 5:08pm

Michael Burrows on Tuesday (Sept. 23) was named chief financial officer for Van Buren-based USA Truck. His job duties begin effective immediately, and he replaces Clifton Beckham.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:54pm

AON Invent, a local startup that helps inventors and entrepreneurs manage intellectual property rights and analyzes product innovations, has sold its SnappDown pallet design to Chicago-based Imperial Graphics & Displays for an undisclosed sum.

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:55pm

Main Street Rogers is hosting Rep. Steve Womack for a visit with Downtown Rogers business and property-owners, as well as a tour of new residential and business spaces Monday (Sept. 22).

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:52pm

Hillshire Brands has agreed to pay $330,000 in back wages as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over claims of hiring discrimination against 2,474 men in the company’s Sara Lee division.

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:34pm

The proposed Arkansas Colleges of Health Education announced Friday (Sept. 19) that Forsgren Inc. of Fort Smith was selected as the contractor for site preparation for its new college of osteopathic medicine and work at the site could begin as early as next week.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:50pm

The largest retailer and private employer in the world is beefing up its payrolls with the addition of at least 60,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season, according to Gisel Ruiz, chief operating officer for Walmart U.S.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:36am

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