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News on the Wire

Year-to-date home sales and sales volume in Arkansas through August remains positive, but August home sales were down more than 5% and sales were down more than 8%.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:03pm

The kidnapping and murder of Little Rock area real estate broker Beverly Carter has caused the real estate industry to re-examine policies and procedures in light of her death.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:35pm

Deposits were up 3.32% and 1.45%, respectively, among banks in Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith metro area, according to a report issued Monday (Sept. 29) by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:29am

Ability to quickly assess customer demand, redefine the shopping process and give consumers time savings on top of low prices are just a few reasons Wal-Mart Stores – the nation’s largest grocer – is testing its unique “Pickup Grocery” format in Bentonville.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:14pm

The deal by Spartan Logistics to acquire the large warehouse and distribution center and a little more than 50 acres from Whirlpool has closed, with Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tim Allen saying the ownership change should streamline economic development efforts relat

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:48pm

The plume of potentially cancer-causing trichloroethylene (TCE) found under the former Whirlpool manufacturing facility and an adjoining neighborhood in South Fort Smith could be spreading in the area near the near a Boys and Girls Club location.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:02pm

Grocery drive-up convenience with low price guarantees are the latest ploy by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to bridge the digital and physical retail worlds. And on Monday (Sept. 29) the retail giant is unveiled its Walmart Pickup Grocery service to registered customers in Northwest Arkansas.

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:34am

Grant Tennille, director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, says it’s time for Arkansas to refocus economic relations with Taiwan, the democratic island nation whose connection and relationship with China has improved.

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 5:15pm

One of the largest Interstate 49 work projects outside of the Bella Vista and North Springdale bypasses will be up to $65 million in major improvements on the Highway 112 and I-49 interchange extending 2.5 miles from Porter Road to the Fulbright Expressway in North Fayetteville. 

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:44pm

Fort Smith citizens were offered the opportunity Thursday (Sept. 25) to have a say in the future of the city's 88-mile trails and greenways master plan.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:09pm

With all the focus on statewide races for governor and U.S. Senate, as well as local special elections on millage rate increases, one likely would not be blamed for being unaware of another local race that was settled for many on Sept. 17.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:29pm

The retail landscape has never been more competitive even for the almost half-trillion dollars in sales Wal-Mart Stores will report this year.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:25pm

How does a retailer or product supplier find the proverbial “Bubba” to review a deer hunting product? Or how would a property manager based in Fayetteville or Fort Smith quickly verify that a lawn service recently mowed the yard at rental property in Boca Raton, Fla.?

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:05pm

For the third month in a row, Fort Smith sales tax collections have surpassed the same month last year. But even with the increase in revenues, sales tax receipts are still below expectations for the year.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:43pm

A study released by the personal finance website NerdWallet says if marijuana were legalized in the state of Arkansas, the economic and tax revenue impacts for the state could be substantial.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:23pm

Wal-Mart continues its move toward big box banking by unveiling a new checking account partnership with Green Dot Corp. aimed at lower costs for its core customers.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:04pm

Ground was broken Wednesday (Sept. 24) on the U.S. Marshals Museum along the banks of the Arkansas River near downtown Fort Smith, an important step in moving the museum from a dream and concept to a reality.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:08pm

As pump prices across Arkansas retail locations move below the psychological $3 a gallon level, local price wars are igniting at strategic and high-traffic transportation hubs as consumers employ smartphone apps and other digital tools to find the cheapest gas.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:42pm

An awards banquet held Tuesday night (Sept.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:31pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith introduced a variety programs Tuesday (Sept. 23) at its Board of Visitors meeting that it said would protect students from sexual assault and domestic violence.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:55pm


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