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Online sales, solid store traffic gives Wal-Mart 2Q boost

updated: 08/17/2017 9:08 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE — Americans are going into Walmart stores and they're spending money on its website, pushing the performance of the world's biggest retailer beyond Wall Street expectations during the second-quarter.

Trump's business councils disband

posted: 08/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon no longer has to weigh the pros and cons of remaining a member of President Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum.

Little Rock port OKs try for debt of $5.5M

posted: 08/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Port Authority took the first step Wednesday to issue up to $5.5 million in debt that the agency's top official says will help make the Arkansas River port more competitive on the global stage.

Pork firm invests $25M in meal kits

posted: 08/17/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Smithfield Foods took its first steps into the meal kit market this week.

Arkansan signs letter urging caution in NAFTA talks

posted: 08/17/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

This week, more than 50 agriculture deans and academics in the United States signed a letter urging trade representatives to avoid changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement that would hamper trade. One of the signers was Mark Cochran, vice president for agriculture at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

News in brief

posted: 08/17/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart to release 2nd-quarter results

Corporate chiefs flee Trump; advisory panels disbanded, including 1 with Wal-Mart leader on it

updated: 08/16/2017 5:20 p.m. Comments 12

NEW YORK — With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils Wednesday.

Hearing scheduled on bid to liquidate airline's assets; startup had flown out of Little Rock airport

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

It looks increasingly likely that GLO Airlines, the New Orleans startup, no longer will fly out of Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field or any other airport anytime soon, if ever.

Trump blew chance, McMillon says

updated: 08/16/2017 2:09 a.m. Comments 15

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Doug McMillon is critical of President Donald Trump's initial handling of the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

Website in state only for tech jobs

posted: 08/16/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

A new website designed to highlight technology job openings in Arkansas and promote careers in computer science in the state is up and running, Dave Wengel, the founder of technology company iDatafy said Tuesday.

All-you-can-fly airline plans to offer Bentonville flights

posted: 08/16/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Business travelers in Northwest Arkansas will soon have a new route to Texas.

Getting it straight

posted: 08/16/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Ecoark CEO Jay Puchir's name was misspelled in a story Sunday about startup companies in Northwest Arkansas.

News in brief

posted: 08/16/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Trucker study seeks traits for young hires

Wal-Mart leader says Trump missed 'critical opportunity' in initial response to Virginia violence

posted: 08/15/2017 3:30 p.m. Comments 7

Wal-Mart’s president and chief executive officer says Donald Trump should have condemned the white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville, Va., “unequivocally.”

Food shopper-deliverer opens in Little Rock

posted: 08/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock-area residents who want to cross off a trip to the grocery store can take advantage of a new service that will deliver food and other consumables to their doorstep.

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