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People & Business News

Pet specialty retailer PetSmart announced this week that it has been working with J.P. Morgan Securities and law firm Wachell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to explore several alternatives to increase shareholder value including a sale of the company.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:11pm

Horses for Healing (HFH) seeks volunteers across Northwest Arkansas to help make a positive difference in the lives of children with special needs across the region. HFH’s next session begins Sept. 16. Children will attend therapeutic riding lessons Tuesdays through Fridays for 12 weeks.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:23pm

Target’s new CEO Brian Cornell has his work cut out for him amid sagging profits some 62% lower than a year ago in the recent quarter and weaker earnings forecasts for the balance of the year.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:10pm

Tyson Foods has again extended the period for its tender offer to buy Hillshire Brands at $63 per share.

The new deadline is Aug. 26, and was extended as the food companies work through antitrust issues with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:39pm

The Arkansas Lottery Commission voted Wednesday (Aug. 20) to close its three regional claim centers in Springdale, Jonesboro and Camden, a savings measure expected to free as much as $381,000 to fund additional scholarships for Arkansas students.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:52pm

Highland Pellets LLC, an Arkansas company, will build a $130 million, 500,000 metric ton wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff creating 35 jobs.

Highland Pellets is a privately held company with industry veterans from the wood pellet, finance, and energy markets.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:22pm

The board of directors of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announces the election of three new members from Northwest Arkansas.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:54am

Don Foster has joined Arvest Bank in Berryville as a community lender.

Foster joins Arvest Bank after 25 years with Tyson Foods and is the owner and operator of a broiler and cattle farm in Green Forest.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:09pm

Amazon recently removed the pre-ordering option for several DVD releases of Walt Disney Co. over a pricing dispute. But competitor Wal-Mart wasted no time in promoting pre-orders for the same films shunned by Amazon.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:40pm

Northwest Health Systems and Willow Creek Women’ facility in Northwest Arkansas are among dozens of health providers within Community Health System’s operations to recently have their computers hacked.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:12pm

Supporters of raising the minimum wage and a group wanting a statewide vote on expanding alcohol sales have both turned in additional numbers of signatures to potentially qualify their measures for the November ballot.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:33pm

The Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House received a $36,000 grant from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition to Enhance the Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors through Patient Navigation Services.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:07pm

Smith Chevrolet-Cadillac announced Friday (Aug. 15) an $11,000 donation to the Fort Smith Emergency Children’s Shelter.

The dealership donated $100 to the shelter for each new and used vehicle sold during July.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:42pm

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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:06am

Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands were asked to provide more details on their pending merger to the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division.

The request relates to a "very small portion" of the combined business, the companies said in a combined statement.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:04pm

Wal-Mart Stores is in need of more retail workers in China and is working with China Chain Store and Franchise Association on a three-year training program aimed at producing 20,000 additional vocational graduates to meet the growing retail demand, according to China Daily.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:55pm

The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) recently announced the cities and trails that achieved Ride Center recognition and Bentonville was on the list along with Sun Valley, Idaho; Livigno, Italy and Taupo, New Zealand.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:44pm

Blue Rooster is finalizing plans to open a poultry deboning operation at the former H&L Poultry plant in Warren, and anticipates 100 new jobs will be created, according to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 5:24pm

Rosalind Brewer, president and CEO of Sam’s Club, officially was named presiding co-chair of the Northwest Arkansas Council during its annual meeting held Wednesday (Aug. 13) at the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:29pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced that construction contractor Kolb Grading will begin rock blasting operations on the west side of McKissic Creek Road in Benton County as part of the Bella Vista Bypass construction work.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:52am


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