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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.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:46pm

The Palladium Group inducted Ozarks Electric Cooperative into the 2014 Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:46pm

Wal-Mart’s Japanese business unit Seiyu announced today (Oct. 30) plans to close 30 of its stores as it seeks to revamp that business with more investment in freshness and online shopping.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:46am

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).

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:45pm

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.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:12pm

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.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:42am

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.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:47pm

Fort Smith-based Gadget Grave will open on Nov. 1 a second store which will be located at 240 Joyce Boulevard in Fayetteville.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:14pm

General surgeon Dr. Laurence Lo has joined Sparks Health System in Fort Smith, and Dr, Jason Seiter recently passed a high-level board certification.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:58am

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday (Oct. 27) announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions.

Larry "Joe" Burns, Rector, as the Clay County Constable for East Oak Bluff and Blue Cane Township. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014. Replaces Darrell Spear.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:48am

A routine email that was sent to online subscribers of Walmart.com Monday morning (Oct. 27) contained deals on Halloween costumes that were labeled on the retailer website as “Fat Girl Costumes.”

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:32pm

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.

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 2:36pm

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.

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:10pm

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.

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 9:41pm

The Board of Directors of Fort Smith-based ArcBest Corp. has approved a quarterly dividend of six cents per share, an increase over the previous three-cent dividend.

The dividend is payable Nov. 21 to shareholders of record on Nov. 7.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:55pm

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.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:41am

Northwest Medical Center – Springdale and Northwest Medical Center – Bentonville were recently reaccredited by The Joint Commission for their Total Joint (hip and knee replacement) Programs.

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:55pm

Target CEO Brian Cornell is wasting no time in trying to rev up the retailer’s sales between now and Christmas with a bold move to offer free delivery for online purchases through Dec. 20.

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:32am

Home BancShares Inc., parent company of Centennial Bank, has appointed Thomas Longe to its board of directors.

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:00pm

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.

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:48pm

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