posted: 05/23/2013 12:30 p.m.
Walmart CEO Mike Duke is the 26th-highest paid CEO according to recent figures.
posted: 05/23/2013 11:37 a.m.
NEW YORK — Stock prices are slightly lower at midday on Wall Street after manufacturing contracted unexpectedly in China this month.
posted: 05/23/2013 8:17 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 23,000 last week, further evidence that the job market is slowly returning to health.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:47 a.m.
Ron Mathieu, executive director of the state’s largest airport, is urging U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to let US Airways keep all its slots at Reagan National Airport as a way to ensure the daily direct flight between Little Rock and Washington, D.C., continues as scheduled.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:45 a.m.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Fed to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:42 a.m.
Target Corp. reported a 29 percent drop in first-quarter profit as unusually cool spring weather and financial pressures chilled customers’ appetite for spending.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:40 a.m.
Sales of previously owned homes ticked up last month to the highest level in three and a half years, helped by a jump in the number of houses for sale.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:39 a.m.
The more the Albert Pike Hotel changes when it undergoes a $6 million renovation, the more it will look like its old self — from the street and in the common areas of the historic structure, that is.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:38 a.m.
A proposed system to allow farmers and city wastewater plants to trade pollution credits with one another would likely improve water quality, but U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas on Wednesday warned that “a spirit of mistrust” between farmers and federal regulators would make such a system difficult to run.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:37 a.m.
The Federal Reserve took financial markets for a ride Wednesday, pushing stock prices up in the morning then sending them down in afternoon.
posted: 05/23/2013 3:36 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We’re trying to make an assessment of whether or not we’ve seen real and sustainable progress in the labor market outlook.” Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman Article, 1D
posted: 05/23/2013 3:31 a.m.
Former Bush aide hired by Wal-Mart BENTONVILLE — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday that Dan Bartlett, who counseled former President George W. Bush and worked on both his presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, will start as the retailer’s new executive vice president of corporate affairs late next month.
posted: 05/22/2013 6:35 p.m.
DETROIT — General Motors Co. is recalling more than 27,000 Cadillac SUVs worldwide because the wheels can fall off.
posted: 05/22/2013 6:20 p.m.
DE QUEEN — Heavy rain and high winds brought by recent storms did some damage to the Arkansas corn, winter wheat and hay crops.
posted: 05/22/2013 5:20 p.m.
WEST MEMPHIS — West Memphis is to receive a $10.9 million grant to expand the city's port.