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Caterpillar lays off 60 employees in North Little Rock

posted: 08/25/2016 4:01 p.m. Comment 1

Sixty employees at Caterpillar’s production plant in North Little Rock have been laid off to “align production with demand,” the company said.

Entergy suit cites 'time bomb' in code

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A subsidiary of Entergy Corp. threatened in a lawsuit filed this month that almost half a million Entergy customers would be unable to access their online bills next month unless it could prevent the detonation of a software "time bomb."

News in brief

updated: 08/25/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Waltons' shares net $255M for charities Members of the Walton family sold more than 3.5 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. stock from a trust established last year to trim the family's ownership stake and fund its charitable interests.

Little Rock visitors bureau will buy downtown building for $3.35M

posted: 08/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock's Advertising and Promotion Commission members voted 4-3 Tuesday in favor of purchasing the Cromwell Building for $3.35 million.

Retailer: Sales up 11.8% at website

updated: 08/24/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon wasn't happy with the company's e-commerce sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2017, saying year-over-year growth had become too slow for a retailer pumping billions into the expansion of its online capabilities.

Truckers generally OK with new U.S. emissions standards

posted: 08/24/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Trucking Association -- as well as its national counterpart -- are "cautiously optimistic" about new federal emissions standards that went into effect last week.

News in brief

posted: 08/24/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart to inquire into Welspun labels Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is analyzing certification records from Welspun India Ltd., to determine if the textile supplier produced falsely labeled Egyptian cotton products.

Bureau's downtown Little Rock building purchase analyzed

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

It would take at least six years for the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau to see the financial benefit of owning the Cromwell Building, according to an analysis of the proposed purchase.

NEWS IN BRIEF

posted: 08/23/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart adds $1M to flood-relief effort

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 08/22/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

ALEXANDER Amber L. Rogers, P.O. Box 276, Aug. 17, 2016, Chapter 7.

ARKANSAS EXECUTIVE PAY: Tyson, 3 at Wal-Mart atop state pay list

posted: 08/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods, and three Wal-Mart executives were among the five highest paid executives at Arkansas public companies in 2015, according to the firms' proxy statements.

Wal-Mart internships both a trial and tryout

posted: 08/21/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Tess Plyler learned a valuable lesson during her 10-week internship with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 08/21/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more:

OIL AND GAS REPORT

posted: 08/21/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 1 drilling permits, 3 well completions and 8 well recompletions. By county, they were:

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 08/21/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

U.S. patents issued to Arkansans

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