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updated: 05/19/2018 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Golf-centered venue planned for Rogers

E-sales leap in Walmart's 1Q

posted: 05/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Walmart Inc.'s domestic e-commerce business rebounded in the first quarter and in-store sales and traffic increased once again, but concerns about profits amid its competition with Amazon.com and others continued to weigh on the company's stock Thursday.

Little Rock-based Dillard's earnings $80.5M, up 21%

posted: 05/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Department store chain Dillard's Inc. earned $80.5 million in its first quarter that ended May 5, the Little Rock company said Thursday.

Automation, dearth of drivers hot topics at trucker gathering

posted: 05/18/2018 1:52 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- The irony surrounding the subjects of back-to-back presentations couldn't have been lost on some 200 truckers and trucking company executives Thursday during the second day of the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual meeting.

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posted: 05/18/2018 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Tyson offered $20M in Tennessee perks

Walmart reports better-than-expected profit; e-commerce sales rebounding

updated: 05/17/2018 5:39 p.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Rebounding online sales powered Walmart's first-quarter profit above Wall Street's expectations.

Arkansas-based Acxiom reports 4Q net of $5.2M

posted: 05/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Acxiom Corp. earned $5.2 million in its fourth quarter that ended March 31, compared with a loss of $8.1 million in the same period last year, the Conway-based data provider said Wednesday.

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updated: 05/17/2018 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Walmart set to release 1Q results today

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updated: 05/17/2018 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Calstrip to build on Nucor campus

Steel manufacturer to spend $15M on Arkansas processing facility, create 45 jobs

posted: 05/16/2018 3:57 p.m. Comment 1

A California-based steel manufacturing company plans to create 45 new jobs as part of an initial $15 million investment in northeast Arkansas, the company said.

Walmart unveils Lord & Taylor site as it tries to go upscale

posted: 05/16/2018 9:09 a.m. Comments 3

NEW YORK — Walmart, long known for its "everyday low prices" mantra and as a place for basics, wants shoppers to think of it as a source for style and upscale fashion as it tries to reach more affluent customers.

Tyson's $850M will buy renderer

posted: 05/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

In a move to match its sustainability goals, Tyson Foods said Tuesday that it will spend $850 million to acquire poultry rendering and blending facilities that will expand the meatpacker's pet-food and animal-feed capacity.

Farm bill addresses lab-meat oversight

posted: 05/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The proposed federal farm bill now before the House Appropriations Committee directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ride herd over food products created from animal cells.

Business news in brief

updated: 05/16/2018 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Acxiom to release results on call today

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updated: 05/16/2018 1:50 a.m. Discuss

200 LR jobs in plan for consulting firm

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