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After more than four years from concept to commercialization, Fayetteville-based APGR Green Inc. has launched two new organic, food grade pest control products ANT-ZAP and MOLE-ZAP.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:52am

The board of directors and shareholders of Legacy National Bank officially announced its new Pinnacle Banking Center with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, April 18 at the new Rogers building site.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:49am

Mercy Northwest Arkansas is again expanding the reach of its specialties announcing its integration with Ozark Orthopaedics of Rogers. Mercy said this integration is another piece of its plan to create a patient centered health care model. The six Roger’s orthopedists: Dr. Cody Grammer, Dr.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:11am

Shearer’s Foods, a private label salty snack manufacturer owned by Toronto-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners, has acquired the assets of the Medallion Foods business from ConAgra Foods,Inc. for $33.5 million.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:05pm

Home BancShares Inc., parent company of Centennial Bank, announced late Thursday (April 17) plans to acquire Florida Traditions Bank. The two institutions have entered into a non-binding letter of intent that will merge the Florida bank into Centennial.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:14pm

BioBotic Solutions, an undergraduate business plan competition team at the University of Arkansas, beat more than two dozen teams from across the United States to take the $25,000 grand prize at the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:23pm

Doug McMillon, an alumni of the University of Arkansas, and his wife Shelley donated $1 million toward establishing the McMillon Family Endowed Excellence Fund at the Sam. M. Walton College of Business.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:45am

Rep. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, picked up several endorsements from his fellow legislators this week in his race to unseat District 9 Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood, who is seeking a third term in the Arkansas Senate.

Of the five endorsements, three come from Crawford County legislators.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:43am

Mass retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently secured $4 billion in new debt in two separate underwritings completed this month.

Wal-Mart outlined the details of three new debt instruments in its final prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, April 15.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:23am

Wall Street investors backed off of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Tuesday, April 15, following a downgrade by Chicago-based William Blair. The stock price fell 50 cents to close at $76.88 per share.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:37pm

Arvest promotes John E. Gregson to community bank president for Arvest Bank Berryville. He takes over for Richard Kimberlin, who announced his retirement earlier this month.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:10pm

Walmart U.S. has promoted Labeed Diab to lead its Health and Wellness segment as Dr. John Agwunobi recently departed the company.

Agwunobi joined Walmart in 2007 and has been credited for helping accelerate the retailer’s health and wellness growth during that time.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:31pm

Northwest Medical Centers in Springdale and Bentonville are hosting a community-wide disaster drill at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15. The event is designed to assess staff and facility preparedness in the event of an actual disaster.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:26am

Railway Age magazine has named Arkansas & Missouri Railroad its 2014 Regional Railroad of the Year. The award will be presented at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's annual meeting in San Diego, Calif., April 25.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:16am

Doug Gibson, an agent with Crye-Leike Real Estate in Rogers, received the Triple Diamond Award from the Arkansas Realtor’s Association for his 2013 sales record.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:43pm

Bank of the Ozarks reported a 26% increase in first quarter 2014 net income as the Little Rock-based financial institution saw an unexpected bump in seasonal loan activity.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:32pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. announced the opening of dealership No. 133 on Monday, April 14. The new dealership is located in Durant, Okla., and the company’s 24th Oklahoma location.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:09pm

It was just earlier this week that work began on a new $3 million commercial and residential mixed-use development along the 400 block of Garrison Avenue and it now looks like a similar, though smaller, development could be comin

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:25pm

Massmart, Wal-Mart’s joint partner in South Africa, announced a top management change on Friday (April 11). Grant Pattison resigned as CEO of Massmart Holdings after seven years. Pattison oversaw the sale of a majority stake to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in June 2011.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:43pm

Wal-Mart Stores said it’s serious about reducing energy costs with LED ceiling lighting fixtures engineered by its supplier partner GE. The retailer announced Thursday (April 10) it plans to use the new fixtures in its new U.S.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:24pm


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