The Crawford County Quorum Court worked Thursday (Oct. 30) for the second night in a week on reducing requests of the county's general fund by more than $400,000 as it attempts to balance the fiscal year 2015 budget.
Shareholders of J.B. Hunt Transport Services will receive a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share, in line with previous quarters, according to a release from the Lowell-based transport company Wednesday (Oct. 29).
Bella Vista is a beautiful place, regardless of the season, but its low cost of living, temperate weather and active outdoor recreational offerings put the village-like town at the top of the list for retirement, according to Money Magazine.
Simmons Foods confirmed plans to shutter its poultry processing facility in Jay, Okla., effective Dec. 22. The plant employs roughly 200 workers who will have the opportunity to transfer to other facilities in Southwest City, Mo., Decatur, Van Buren and Siloam Springs.
The city of Rogers and the A&M Railroad have joined forces to offer a nostalgic train ride from Frisco Station (Rogers) to Dickson Street carrying football fans to the Arkansas-LSU (Louisiana State University) football game on Nov. 15.
Unlike parent company Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville-based Sam’s Club said it has no plans to open for business on Thanksgiving Day. Its top competitor Costco also opted to remain closed the entire day of Thanksgiving with both retailers noting that it’s a time for family.
Retailers are taking no chances with online order expectations this holiday season as they are trying to push more e-commerce deals ahead of the big day with free delivery options and personal pricing options to loyal customers.
Wal-Mart International has chosen Murali Lanka as chief operations officer for its Indian business unit. Lanka will lead store operations and business development in the retailer’s wholesale business there.
Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp. will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas, according to a Seeking Alpha report citing liquidation notices and employees.
Arvest Mortgage Company announced Tuesday (Oct. 21) that it originated more than $1 billion in mortgage loans – both refinance and purchase money loans – through Sept. 30, 2014. Arvest said it had closed a total of 6,853 loans with combined loan value of $1,012,205,070 by Sept.