Significant internal corporate changes in management and structure within the Walmart U.S. division is an obvious sign that execs at Bentonville-based Wal-Mart Stores are serious about maximizing better comp sales through their small store formats.
On day one as governor, Mike Ross would have state agencies review regulations that are more than three years old to see if they are still needed or if they were ever needed. Asa Hutchinson would contact half a dozen companies to see if they would consider coming to Arkansas.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved a resolution during its regularly scheduled Tuesday (Oct. 7) meeting that expresses a desire to restart negotiations with the United States Department of Justice regarding compliance with the federal Clean Water Act.
The city of Fort Smith is facing a coming insolvency of its police and fire retirement contribution fund as early as 2019, but there are no plans to address the continually declining fund balance in this year's budget cycle as the city looks to possible solutions in future years, which could invo
Four years ago, business and community leaders in Northwest Arkansas put forth a five-year plan to set the region on a path to greater prosperity. Mission nearly accomplished, at least so much that eyes have turned to developing a three-year plan aimed at building on recent successes.
Faced with insurance costs that could rise $500 million in the fiscal year, Wal-Mart Stores announced Tuesday (Oct. 7) plans to stop offering health insurance for an estimated 26,000 U.S. employees who work less than 30 hours a week.
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Penn., journeyed to Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith regions on Monday (Oct. 6) to have a first hand look at infrastructure needs in Arkansas' third Congressional district.
Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon took a bold stance earlier this year when he told the world he would push the envelope toward innovation to drive future growth and improve its sustainability record in the process.
County judges and sheriffs are pushing for a special session to deal with jail reimbursements for state inmates, but Gov. Mike Beebe and at least one key state lawmaker are unconvinced a special session will fix the problem.
Pensions for police officers and firefighters in Fort Smith are costing the city of Fort Smith large sums of money each year. And the city fund responsible for paying into the system is projected to go broke sometime in 2019.
Wal-Mart’s goal to save people money does not end with the cost and pricing of goods sold in their stores. The retail giant continues to spread its wings in the service industry by announcing Monday (Oct.
About 100 people will have a new place to call their work home Monday while others needing orthopedic care will have that care closer to home following the dedication Friday (Oct. 3) of the new Mercy Orthopedic Hospital in Fort Smith.
National Manufacturing Day has been a chance to promote the sector and lobby for renewed interest in making stuff in the U.S.A., but for a group of Junior High students from Fort Smith the day included “weird angles,” math and career options.
Necessary but often frustrating road work, significant investments in downtown areas, important quality of life improvements and workforce training are essential elements of the ongoing transformation of Northwest Arkansas, according to area mayors.